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Author(s):Savard, Don
Author Affiliation:Certified Sports Field Manager, Certified Grounds Manager and Director, Athletic Facilities and Grounds, Salesianum School
Title:Something I tried that didn't work... and why!!!
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 8, No. 3, May/June 2008, p. 15, 17.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultivation methods; Drainage improvement; Drainage profile; Infiltration; Soil properties; Sports turf renovation; Standing water; Water absorption
Abstract/Contents:Profiles a sports field in New Jersey maintained by Don Savard, a Certified Sports Field Manager. Focuses on the field's significant amount of low areas which would collect water when it rained and discusses the attempts made by Savard to restore the field to a playable state. Details what rendered the restoration efforts to fail, explaining that the groundskeeper had created a "bowl [which] retained water longer than the surrounding soil." Indicates that the problem was solved when the field was renovated, describing the methods used in the renovation. Concludes that "the lesson learned was that layers of dissimilar textured soils do not drain consistently," suggesting that a physical soil test should be obtained when purchasing new soil.
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Savard, D. 2008. Something I tried that didn't work... and why!!!. Update [New Jersey]. 8(3):p. 15, 17.
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