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Author(s):Fisher, G. G.; Ede, A. N.
Author Affiliation:Land and Water Management - England
Title:Vertical band soil additive methods for established turf
Section:Soils and modification
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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. 19-20.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Compaction; Drainage improvement; Evaluations; Maintenance practices; Soil amendments; Soil improvement; Wear resistance
Abstract/Contents:"Cultural and use requirements of turf normally restrict the employment of soil additives to the constructional stages. On established turfgrass, measures to combat excessive compaction, impeded surface drainage, low water retention and gross infertility will normally involve lifting, cultivation and re-establishment of the turf, with gross interference to intended use. The possibilities of correcting adverse conditions in the topsoil under established turf by means of inserting vertical bands of improving materials have been investigated. Within the general dimensions, 1.27 cm to one wide by 18 to 23 cm deep, vertical bands have been inserted at surface spacings between 16 cm and 1.83 meters, according to need. In soils of unfavorable texture or structure, bands of sand provide a direct passage for excess water from the surface to the subsoil drains. The effects on drainage, soil compaction, wear resistance and grass vigour are described. Closely spaced bands of compost or other soil improving materials have been inserted into soils of low fertility. Machinery to carry out such operations with minimal disturbance of the surface is described. As well as those mentioned, other materials such as soil conditioners and pesticides, can be added to soil by the same method. The technique adds a third dimension to many turf operations and opens up new possibilities for renovating and protecting turf, especially under conditions of heavy traffic or play."
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Fisher, G. G., and A. N. Ede. 1973. Vertical band soil additive methods for established turf. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 19-20.
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