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Author(s):Zwaska, Paul
Author Affiliation:Beacon Athletics, Middleton, WI
Title:Infield soils and topdressings - Part 1
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 7, No. 2, March/April 2007, p. 8-9.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Analytical methods; Baseball field maintenance; Drainage systems; Lip; Skinned areas; Soil cultivation; Soil mixtures; Soil texture; Topdressings; Traction
Abstract/Contents:Presents part one of a two-part series on baseball infield soils and topdressings. Highlights "goals for a quality infield skin" with regard to traction, drainage, and topdressing. Recommends that field managers test their soil for sand, silt, and clay composition if they do not know "the percent breakdown." Provides a triangular graph as an example, explaining that "each side of the triangle represents the relative content or percent of one of the three soil particle size classes." Includes a section of general guidelines that focus on soil texture and mobility, stating that "mobile soil rapidly develops high and low spots in the skin, and lips at the skin/turf interface. Those low spots and high lips interfere with the surface flow of rainwater draining off the skin, and large puddles develop."
See Also:See also Part 2, "Infield soils and topdressings - Part 2" Update, 7(3) May/June 2007, p. 8 R=171751 R=171751
Note:Reprint appears in Update [New Jersey], 11(3) Fall 2011, p. 6-7, 12, 14-15, 17
"Editor's note: The following article is the first in a two-part series and was written in 1999 when the author was Head Groundskeeper, Baltimore Orioles"
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Zwaska, P. 2007. Infield soils and topdressings - Part 1. Update [New Jersey]. 7(2):p. 8-9.
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