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Author(s):Indyk, Henry W.
Author Affiliation:Turfgrass Consultant, Turfcon GSI Consultants, Inc., Somerset, NJ and Extension Specialist, Emeritus, Turfgrass Management, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Title:Athletic field reconstruction
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 3, No. 1, January/February 2003, p. 14-15.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic field design; Construction specifications; Drainage improvement; Sports turf maintenance; Sports turf renovation; Traffic damage; Turf recovery
Abstract/Contents:Focuses on the reconstruction of athletic fields, stating that "athletic fields proven to be most successful are based upon similar principles in design, planning, construction, and maintenance." Discusses the potential importance of correct specifications in the construction of athletic fields and the need for proper maintenance after establishment. Explains the harm in skipping steps in the renovation process and in the use of inadequate facilities. Details the consequences of improper drainage, stating that "the single most influential factor in failure of natural turf fields is inadequate drainage." Indicates "some of the common faults of ineffective performance of drainage systems," suggesting incorrect design of the drainage system or "improper physical properties of topsoil above the drainage system." Provides suggestions to temporarily restore "improperly constructed or maintained fields," adding that "as impressive and effective as a successful renovation effort may seem...[an] improperly constructed field will rapidly decline again."
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Indyk, H. W. 2003. Athletic field reconstruction. Update [New Jersey]. 3(1):p. 14-15.
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