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Author(s):Pae├čens, B.; Henle, W.; Schneider, H.; Claupein, W.
Title:Superabsorbers - reducing drought stress on sports turf?
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: Absorbents; Drought management; Drought stress; Irrigation frequency; Irrigation rates; Research priorities; Sports turf construction; Water use efficiency
Business Name:University of Hohenheim
Abstract/Contents:"Football pitches and golf greens in Germany are mainly constructed by using sand in the root zone (in compliance with the regulations of DIN 18035/4 (1991)), or other mixtures recommended by the Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsentwicklung Landschaftsbau e.V. (FLL), to get a well levelled surface, minimize compaction from use, and to guarantee playability even after heavy rain. However, the recommended construction methods lead to less water available for plants, and irrigation becomes necessary. During the last decades, superabsorbent materials have been introduced by the agro-chemical industry to increase plant available water and nutrient holding capacity. They get widely used in horticultural container plantings to reduce irrigation frequency (Gordon, 1994; Taylor and Halfacre, 1986). Due to legal restrictions on the yearly amount of irrigation water used in some parts of Germany the use of superabsorbers may represent an alternative approach to conserving irrigation water on football pitches or golf courses (FLL-DGV, 2007). To evaluate the possible use of superabsorbers for sports turf, a field trial was conducted at the Rasen-Fachstelle (RFH, Turfgrass Research Centre) at the University of Hohenheim."
Geographic Terms:Germany
See Also:Other items relating to: Disasters - Drought
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Pae├čens, B., W. Henle, and W. Claupein. 2010. Superabsorbers - reducing drought stress on sports turf?. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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