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Author(s):Greenfield, Ian
Author Affiliation:The Cayford Technical Service, Hertfordshire, U. K.
Title:Turfgrass developments in South East Asia
Section:Turfgrass culture
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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. 33.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Regional variation; Sports turf construction; Sports turf development; Sports turf maintenance; Surfaces
Abstract/Contents:"The Problem: The construction and maintenance of grass playing surfaces with particular respect to golf, cricket, bowls, tennis, hockey, rugby football and race courses in South East Asia, taking into account the vagaries of climate, growth habit of local grass species, lateritic and similarly difficult soils and the general lack of understanding of turf construction and maintenance principles and methods. In addition, complete lack of understanding of the principles involved have resulted in the improper construction of many of these facilities with the production of attendant maintenance problems, particularly with respect to pest, weed and disease control. Methods Used: Assessment of the existing situation in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia followed by the application of basic management and maintenance techniques, equipment and materials. Discussion of the problems with the local Departments of Agriculture and the initiation of soil modification and grass variety trials, including suitable indigenuous [indigenous] species and the Tifton range of improved Bermuda grasses. Principal Results Obtained: Whilst this work is still in the early stages, improvements in the various turfgrass surfaces and encouraging results from the experimental programme are already in evidence. Implications: The future construction and production of turfgrass playing surfaces, built and maintained in accordance with the correct turf culture principles resulting in better quality, hardwearing surfaces and correct management with particular respect to nutritional, pest, weed and disease requirements in this part of the world where climate and soil type can be limiting factors and where leisure, environmental and tourist developments are of particular importance. Each section will be liberally illustrated by slides."
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Geographic Terms:Southeast Asia
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Greenfield, I. 1973. Turfgrass developments in South East Asia. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 33.
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