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Author(s):Burn, F.
Author Affiliation:Head Greenkeeper, Wynnum Golf Club
Title:Spike rolling
Source:Bulletin [Queensland Board of Greenkeeping Research]. Vol. 2, February 1936, p. 23-24.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Queensland Board of Greenkeeping Research
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aeration; Compaction; Cost efficiency; Establishment; Fertilization program; Penetration; Porosity; Recommendations; Rollers; Root length density; Soil fertility; Soil microorganisms; Spiking; Topdressing program
Abstract/Contents:Lists the potential advantages of using a spiked roller for greens maintenance. Recommends using spiked rolling "as a means of preventing soil compaction," and suggests that "water costs are considerably lessened when spiked rolling is practised [practiced]." Notes that spiking a green before topdressing and fertilizing may allow beneficial materials to penetrate further into the soil and promote deep root establishment and soil fertility. Mentions that spiking may permit better aeration and therefore the growth of beneficial soil bacteria. Concludes that "we can sum up the advantages of spike rolling as improving both the mechanical and biological condition of the greens soils."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Burn, F. 1936. Spike rolling. Bulletin [Queensland Board of Greenkeeping Research]. 2:p. 23-24.
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