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Title:Hancock highlights: Soil and turfgrass responses to water injection cultivation
Source:Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). Fall 1990, p. 9.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Saginaw, MI: Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultivation; Golf greens; Porosity; Golf green speed; Agrostis; Water injection cultivation
Abstract/Contents:"Traditionally, hollow tine cultivation (HTC) has been limited to spring and/or fall application on golf putting greens due to the demand for use of the turf and high quality surfaces. The Toro Company has developed high pressure water injection as a method to deeply cultivate soil while minimizing disturbance of the turf surface. This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of water injection (WIC) as a cultivation tool as compared to no cultivation (check) and HTC. Both HTC and WIC increased soil aeration porosity (large pores) compared to the check after three treatment applications. Both cultivation methods increased bentgrass creeping yield after the second treatment in 1988. However, WIC improved yield more than HTC. The reduced level of mechanical stress and surface disruption imposed on turf by WIC indicates that WIC has considerable promise as a year-round cultivation practice."
Note:Reprint appears in Michigan State University Field Tour Program, 1990, p. 4
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1990. Hancock highlights: Soil and turfgrass responses to water injection cultivation. Newsnotes (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation). p. 9.
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