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Author(s):Pyeatt, Dawn
Title:Soil testing labs key to healthy turfgrass
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 2, No. 4, Fourth quarter 1990, p. 24-25,33.
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Soil testing; Turfgrasses; United States Golf Association
Abstract/Contents:"Superintendents must possess a knowledge of construction standards and an understanding of the basic physiology of soil and plant relatioships, to succeed in this desert environment where the poor soils can destroy a course. The United States Golf Association (USGA) recognizes this problem and has set standards for the specification of greens construction. The superintendent, who is faced with the job of choosing the correct amendment for the best results, often turns to soil testing labs for guidance in selecting the proper mixture. While testing is usually an indication to success rate, there are still many factors that can affect test results and the succes of a course. Most labs agree that the manner in which the sample material is taken has much bearing on the outcome of the soil test. According to Chuck Dixon at K.W. Brown, the sheer volume of the material used and the amount tested can also be a factor in success or failure. Barbara Gourlay sugests the labs themselves by monitored by the USGA."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Pyeatt, D. 1990. Soil testing labs key to healthy turfgrass. Golden State Fairways. 2(4):p. 24-25,33.
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