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Author(s):Park, Brad
Author Affiliation:Rutgers University
Title:A summary of turfgrass traffic tolerance research
Section:Rutgers corner
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Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 4, No. 3, May/June 2004, p. 1, 6-7.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Compaction; Festuca arundinacea; Lolium perenne; National Turfgrass Evaluation Program; Poa pratensis; Quality evaluation; Traffic damage; Traffic simulation; Variety trials; Wear resistance
Abstract/Contents:Discusses research conducted by Rutgers University "on varieties comprising the three major turfgrass species utilized on New Jersey sports fields; Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue" regarding traffic tolerance. Explains that "'traffic' actually encompasses four turfgrass stresses: wear, soil compaction, divoting, and soil displacement." Details the methods and materials used in the study, stating that "wear was applied to individual established plots using a wear simulator developed by removing the steel and nylon brush of a Sweepster unit and equipping the unit with rubber paddles used in potato harvesting." Reports that "numerous Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue varieties showed good traffic tolerance compared to other varieties."
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Park, B. 2004. A summary of turfgrass traffic tolerance research. Update [New Jersey]. 4(3):p. 1, 6-7.
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