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Content Type:Q & A
Author(s):Hermann, Jim
Author Affiliation:Certified Sports Field Manager and Co-Editor, SFMANJ
Title:[Aerating hard, compacted soil]
Column Name:Ask the CSFM
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Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2004, p. 14.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aeration; Aerification cores; Cultivation program; Deep coring; Hollow tine aerifiers; Penetration value; Solid tine aerifiers
Abstract/Contents:Presents a question regarding the inability to use 3/4 inch hollow and 1/2 inch solid tine aerators to aerate a field below 3 inches. Responds by suggesting to aerate earlier in the season or purchasing "larger diameter solid tines to achieve maximum depth without bending." Recommends waiting "until proper soil conditions persist before attempting...[the] aeration program." Adds that "if timing and usage permit, I would recommend follow-up core aeration in late May," mentioning that a core aeration below 3 or 4 inches is not recommended as it may "bring inferior soil to the surface." Concludes that developing "a proactive aeration strategy, which anticipates the affects of traffic and seasonal weather patterns" is advisable.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hermann, J. 2004. [Aerating hard, compacted soil]. Update [New Jersey]. 4(2):p. 14.
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