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Author(s):Hermann, Jim
Author Affiliation:CSFM and Co-Editor, SFMANJ
Title:Lip service, it's all part of the game
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2004, p. 1, 6-8.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Baseball field maintenance; Cultural methods; Grooming; Lip; Particle size; Precipitation; Soil moisture; Surface drainage; Surface evenness; Wind erosion
Abstract/Contents:Discusses various factors which may help contribute to lip build-up and which maintenance methods may help minimize it. Indicates that "the most obvious cause for lip build-up is the movement of infield mix from the infield into the grass perimeter," suggesting that improper grooming techniques, wind and water erosion, and game play are other factors that contribute to lip build-up. Recommends clearing turf of any infield mix by blowing, power washing, and brooming, and addresses beneficial grooming techniques. Provides detailed suggestions on the the composition of an infield mix and warns against allowing moisture levels to become too wet or too dry. Mentions the effects of wind and rain on the turf and presents suggestions to guard against them.
Note:"This idea was contributed by Brian Meola of Washington Township Parks and Recreation (Morris County)"
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hermann, J. 2004. Lip service, it's all part of the game. Update [New Jersey]. 4(2):p. 1, 6-8.
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