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Publication Type:
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Report
Author(s):Petersen, M.
Author Affiliation:Denmark
Title:Growing conditions on a grass pitch of special technical construction
Source:Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. Vol. 6, No. 1, 1983, p. 20-26.
Publishing Information:Hannover, W. Germany: Patzer Verlag GmbH and Co. KG, Alter Flughafen
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Poa pratensis; Phleum nodosum; Sports turf; Soil warming systems; Poa annua; Anaerobic conditions; Ethylene
Abstract/Contents:A sports green was constructed at Idraetspark, Copenhagen in 1970 by the Scan-turf method involving a 20-cm sand drainage layer plus a 4-cm root zone of 60 vol.% sand and 40 vol.% peat sown with 80% Poa pratensis and 20% Phleum nodosum, and with drainage and heating installations. The growth and play conditions deteriorated progressively in the following years. Examination in 1981 showed that the grass sward had changed to 100% Poa annua and the root zone had no shear strength because of poor rooting, high humus content and low bulk density. The method of construction allowed saturation of the root zone even at low rainfall, and the defective drainage of the root zone created anaerobic conditions with considerable accumulation of methane and ethylene. The change in the grass species was partly attributable to the heating of the pitch in early spring and covering it with plastic sheeting before play.
Language:Unknown
References:Unknown
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Petersen, M. 1983. Growing conditions on a grass pitch of special technical construction. (In Unknown) Zeitschrift für Vegetationstechnik. 6(1):p. 20-26.
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