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Author(s):Blake, G. R.
Author Affiliation:Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Minnesota
Title:Criteria and standards for optimizing soil physical properties of soils for sports turf
Section:Session 6
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Meeting Info.:Munich, Germany: July 11-13, 1977
Source:International Turfgrass Society Program: III International Turfgrass Research Conference. 1977, p. 46.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Organic matter; Particle size; Physical properties of soil; Recommendations; Soil improvement; Soil mixtures; Sports turf maintenance
Abstract/Contents:"A soil scientist or a turf specialist will commonly recommend a soil mixture compounded from sand, soil and peat or perhaps other materials, after analyzing ingredients. At the minimum he must have a particle size distribution in the cases of sand and soil, and know the organic content in case of peat. On the basis of materials analysis, calculations are made to specify the ratio by volume of sand to soil to peat that will yield a mixture with the desired characteristics. Only if bulk densities of materials are assumed at this point, can one estimate, by calculation, the ultimate texture of the mixture. Methods of estimating bulk density of loose ingredients and the associated errors in conformity of the delivered mix are discussed. It is essential to use texture on a weight basis both for materials and for mixtures. Characteristics of mixtures stated on a volume basis vary with ingredients, with quality control by the supplier and other factors. A volume ratio of ingredients is relevant for predicting properties of the mixture only for the specific ingredients used. This paper reviews criteria of materials-quality and makes further proposals for suitability of ingredients. Quality of materials must remain somewhat relative and flexible in order to adjust to availability and cost over a wide geographic area. Translating the specialist's recommendation into a delivered product with intended characteristics requires close liaison with the building industry supplier. proposals are made for this control."
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Blake, G. R. 1977. Criteria and standards for optimizing soil physical properties of soils for sports turf. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 46.
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