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Author(s):Gates, Jim
Author Affiliation:Jim Gates and Co., Inc. and Treasurer, SFMANJ
Title:Aeration: The root of all "good"
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 7, No. 6, November/December 2007, p. 14.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aerification; Compaction; Cultivation methods; Hollow tine coring; Root growth; Soil air relations
Abstract/Contents:Addresses the potential importance of aerifying soil, noting that it "allows respiration for the roots." Adds that "without proper aeration, soil oxygen is depleted and a build-up of carbon dioxide and other toxic gasses occurs." Focuses on the cause of soil compaction, explaining ways in which aeration may help rid the soil of compaction. Details the ways in which coring tines may be used. Concludes that aeration enhances the root system, suggesting that "by having a healthier root system you reduce the need for chemicals and water."
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Gates, J. 2007. Aeration: The root of all "good". Update [New Jersey]. 7(6):p. 14.
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