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Web URL(s):https://web.archive.org/web/20160212045024/http://www.turfgrasssociety.eu/home/articles/code/266?headline=Sustainable%20Fairway%20Management%20Strategies%20to%20Improve%20Links%20Course%20Preparation%2C%20Presentation%20and%20Playability%20-%20A%20Tournament%20Case%20Study
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Author(s):Van Mondfrans, J.; Vastenhouw, D.; Kostka, S.; Malehorn, T.; Gadd, N.
Title:Sustainable fairway management strategies to improve links course preparation, presentation and playability - A tournament case study
Meeting Info.:11-14 April 2010: Angers, Loire Valley, France
Source:2nd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2, May 21 2010, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aerification; Case studies; Golf fairway maintenance; Surfactants; Sustainable land management; Tournament preparation; Water repellency
Abstract/Contents:"Provision of quality turf with a firm playing surface is paramount in preparing and maintaining a golf course for a major tour event and particularly challenging for links courses constructed on coastal dune sands that become water repellent. Managing soil water repellency (SWR) and dry patch is an ongoing challenge in the coastal dune sands (Dekker et al., 2001.) that comprise the rootzone at Kennemer Golf and CC, the site of the 2007-2009 KLM Dutch Open. Traditional pre-tournament management programs emphasizing increased fertilization and irrigation resulted in enhanced turf quality and luxuriant growth that required more frequent mowing and compromised surface playability. Alkyl-terminated block copolymer surfactants (Kostka et al., 2007) have improved rootzone moisture, turf density, and performance even under decreased irrigation (Miller, 2006; Oostindie et al., 2008). Oostindie et al. (2008) showed the potential of these compounds to improve turf performance in water repellent soils when applied in a season long program. In preparation for the 2009 KLM Open, an alternative fairway management program emphasizing monthly fairway aeration coupled with surfactant treatments was evaluated as a sustainable management option for water repellent fairway sands under actual tournament conditions."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Van Mondfrans, J., D. Vastenhouw, S. Kostka, T. Malehorn, and N. Gadd. 2010. Sustainable fairway management strategies to improve links course preparation, presentation and playability - A tournament case study. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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