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Author(s):Oats, Richard
Author Affiliation:Sales and Marketing Coordinator, The Ocean County Utilities Authority, Bayville, NJ
Title:An Ocean County athletic field construction story
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 3, No. 5, September/October 2003, p. 9, 11.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic fields; Composting; Fertilization program; Organic fertilizers; Personal profile; Product evaluation; Sports turf construction; Synthetic organic fertilizers
Subjects' Names:Parker, Casey
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the work of Casey Parker on the athletic fields in Lacey Township, New Jersey, including the process employed by Parker to "build two new football fields in the Pine Barren sandy soil of Lacey Township." Explains that Parker stripped the native sandy soil off of the fields and blended the strippings with composted leaf mulch, adding that "the material was transported back to the job site and was disked into the top 6 to 8 inches of the soil profile." Emphasizes the use of Oceangro fertilizer on the sites and presents results from a trial conducted by Parker to test the efficacy of the fertilizer. Indicates that Oceangro may have a better germination rate and deeper rooting. Provides information on the establishment process of the fields and details the maintenance practices employed after the turf was established. Concludes that "if...soils are deficient in organic matter...adding organic fertilizers or hybrids is a step in the right direction, but a permanent fix requires bigger thinking."
Language:English
References:0
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Oats, R. 2003. An Ocean County athletic field construction story. Update [New Jersey]. 3(5):p. 9, 11.
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