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Author(s):Hermann, Jim
Author Affiliation:CSFM and President, Total Control Inc. Athletic Field Management and Consulting and Co-Editor, SFMANJ
Title:What makes your infield, your infield?
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 4, No. 3, May/June 2004, p. 13-15.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Best management practices; Drainage; Grading; Gravel layer; Skinned areas; Soil amendments; Subsurface irrigation; Topdressings
Abstract/Contents:Discusses different components of a sports infield, including drainage, the infield mix, and subsurface irrigation. Mentions gravel blankets, explaining that "the main benefit derived from the installation of a gravel blanket or other subsurface drainage system that far exceeds any benefit in surface drainage is the decrease in the potential for saturation of the infield mix caused by ground water or a rise in the water table from below." Suggests that there isn't a standard base mix and states that science provides the explanations for why infield mixes and soils react the way they do. Concludes that "experience allows for discretion and the ability to utilize this resource given...site-specific circumstances."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hermann, J. 2004. What makes your infield, your infield?. Update [New Jersey]. 4(3):p. 13-15.
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