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Author(s):Skirde, W.
Author Affiliation:Fachgebiet Rasenforschung, Germany
Title:Soil modification of sports turf areas
Section:Turfgrass soils and their modifications
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Meeting Info.:Blacksburg, Virginia: June 19-21, 1973
Source:Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Second International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1973, p. 17-18.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drought resistance; Dry conditions; Infiltration; Soil modification; Sports turf construction; Topsoil; Water availability
Abstract/Contents:"The problem of construction of sports turf areas with winter playing seasons in more summer-dry conditions consists of the combination of sufficient permeability and a satisfactory storage of water, especially, if an impervious building ground needs the installation of a drainage-layer. New DIN-standards consider for sports turf areas as minimums for the water infiltration of the vegetation layer (topsoil) without turf cover K* 0,01 cm/ sec and in overgrown state K* 0,003 cm/sec. The available water capacity should amount 16-18%, but not more than 20 weight %. As main particle size mediumsand (40-50%) is proposed; the maximal portion of soil particles under 0,06 mm amounts 17%. Trazils have shown that a vegetation layer of 60% of pure sand and 40% peat (Langvad) indeed render possible a favourable development of the seeding, for the later winter playing season a too soft and spongy top layer results from a water capacity of 25-30%. By substitution of 10-15% peat through Hygromull it is possible to reduce this disadvantage. The total ability of water-storaging of the vegetation layer can be raised by this materials conduct about 20%. Perlit and Cermiculit in same amounts dry up much sooner in the sowingtime and reduce the load capacity. Besides a drainage layer out of Lava or Pumice promotes the drought resistance of the turf cover. Wilt appearance occurred much later on a 6 cm thick vegetation layer out of Lava or Pumice than on a 12 cm thick vegetation layer on gravel. An improvement of drought resistence [resistance] is also obtainable by an enrichment of the building-ground with water storaging substances or fertilizers. In a special trail a drainage layer is installed between the vegetation layer and the building-ground. Especially calcium cyanamide fertilizer ( 1 kg/qm) since 2 years causes a darker colour, a higher growthrate and an extension of the root zone by intensive root penetration of the drainage layer. In experiments with physical soil amendment especially varieties of less quality of Poa pratensis showed a denser sward and a smaller amount of foreign species."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Skirde, W. 1973. Soil modification of sports turf areas. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 17-18.
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