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Title:Turf Selection Can Reduce Player Injury
Source:AS&U. Vol. 62, March 1990, p. 88R.
Publishing Information:Philadelphia, PA: Educational Division of North American Publishing Company.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lolium perenne; Choice of species; Sports turf; Baseball fields; Football fields; Mowing height
Abstract/Contents:Results from a four-year study at the University of California, Riverside indicated that new perennial ryegrass varieties offer important safety features for football and baseball players such as better cushion during the winter months. Results were obtained using the Brinkman Traffic Simulator (BTS). The Citation II variety performed best under the stress of serious sport traffic, but not statistically better than eight other varieties at UCR's National Perennial Ryegrass Evaluation Trials. Fifty-three varieties were tested. Research results with the BTS showed that some turf varieties stand up to the stress of high impact sports and other get extremely hard, especially if the field is not designed and put in properly at the outset. A shift from bermudagrass to perennial ryegrasses as the primary turf surface would require a higher mowing height, a change which may affect the play characteristics of the field. Movement would seem a bit slower at first for players.
Note:Reprinted from The Sportsturf Manager
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1990. Turf Selection Can Reduce Player Injury. AS&U. 62:p. 88R.
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