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Author(s):Morgan, W. C.
Author Affiliation:Kellogg Supply, Inc.
Title:Report on sand-organic mixes for putting green construction
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. 21.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Bark; Compaction; Golf green construction; Growth analysis; Organic amendments; Reed sedge peat; Root zone construction; Sewage sludge; Traffic simulation; Vibratory rollers; Visual evaluation
Cultivar Names:Old orchard
Abstract/Contents:"Three organic amendments, shredded bark, composted redwood and reedsedge peat, were blended with three grades of sand; washed concrete, nursery, and a finely graded baked sand. There were three depths of profile; 12 inches of mix, 6 inches of mix over 6 inches of sand, and 3 inches of mix over 9 inches of sand. The lower strata was pre-compacted in each plot. A digested, centrifuged and composted sewage sludge was blended into each mix at three different ratios; 60-20-20 (sand-amendment-sludge), 60-30-10 and 70-20-10. Old Orchard creeping bentgrass (Agrostis Polustis [Palustris]) was stolonized on the entire experimental area. Compaction after establishment, to simulate traffic, has been achieved from the use of a vibrating roller after irrigation. For the first two years, uniform fertilization and irrigation were held at a minimum. During the last year, these two management practices were increased to optimum similar to the golf greens on the accompanying course. The measurements have included visual ratings for color and appearance, O.D.R. measurements, water infiltration rates and pictures of rooting depths and density. Results indicate that no significant differences seem to appear between the bark-redwood or peat. The 60-20-20 mix received higher visual ratings and pictures show this mix results in a greater depth of rooting than the others. Under reduced irrigation and fertilization, the washed concrete sand with a wider range of particle sizes shows stress faster than the other sands, but differences were not apparent when irrigation and fertilization was increased. The very fine baked sand seems to offer no advantages in appearance on rooting. Although the full 12 inches of mix received slightly higher ratings for appearance and roots, it would not be of significant economic advantage over the 6 inches of mix over the 6 inches of sand. The 3 inches of mix over the 9 inches of sand performed the poorest, but was still quite acceptable when irrigation and fertilization was increased. This information should prove of value in greater practically and reduced costs for building golf or bowling greens."
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Morgan, W. C. 1973. Report on sand-organic mixes for putting green construction. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 21.
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