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Author(s):Gregg, L. David
Author Affiliation:CGCS, Agronomist, Turf & Soil Tech, Corpus Christi, TX
Title:Sand and rice hull comparisons for greens mixtures
Source:Texas Turfgrass. Vol. 42, No. 3, Fall 1989, p. 21,24,26-28.
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Turfgrass Association, Inc., 1003 Howe
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Soil amendments; Golf course construction; Golf course construction costs; Golf course renovation; Golf green construction; Golf green renovation; Golf green soils; Sand-based golf greens; USGA recommendations
Abstract/Contents:Twelve greens mixtures were tested and observed. Three types of analysis were performed: physical, chemical, and water. Mix #1, from a new green, consists of 80% sand and 20% rice hulls, while mix #2, from an existing green, consists of 70% sand, 10% soil, and 20% rice hulls. Both are used at the Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club in Richmond, TX. Both the club superintendent and architect attribute the success of these greens partially to the use of rice hulls. The most critical decision during golf course construction or renovation is how to build functional and affordable greens. Following USGA putting green specifications is recommended. Golf course construction and planning must be centered around the quality of the construction materials. Although greens occupy only two percent of the total golf course area, their construction is crucial to the success of the whole. The popularity of rice hulls in Texas was motivation for looking at these various mixes. Although a golf green consists of living soil, organisms, and plants, it is extremely artificial, even under the best design/construction criteria. Integrating a good quality organic material into the seedbed can be as important as selecting the proper sand and its proportions.
See Also:Other items relating to: GREREN
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gregg, L. D. 1989. Sand and rice hull comparisons for greens mixtures. Tex. Turfgrass. 42(3):p. 21,24,26-28.
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