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Author(s):van Wijk, A. L. M.
Author Affiliation:Instiutte [Institute] for Land and Water Management Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Title:Playing conditions of grass sportsfields: A soil technical approach
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. 47.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic fields; Compaction; Physical properties of soil; Playability; Soil management; Soil water pressure
Abstract/Contents:"The playing conditions of grass sportsfields depend to a large extent on the ability of the top layer to withstand the forces exerted on it. This without deforming the toplayer to the extent that playing is adversely affected and a repair of the play-surface becomes necessary. It was found that the penetration resistance is a good measure for this ability and can function as a reproducable [reproducible] criterion of playability. From the relationship between penetration resistance and soil water pressure head at a certain dry bulk density, it is possible to derive specific soil water pressure heads as a limit for playbility [playability]. The latter gives the possibility to establish the number of playable days from the Course in time of the soil water pressure head of the toplayer to be obtained with the aid of simulation models. In addition to this investigation on the soil physical basis of the playability of the toplayer, a research was performed to investigate to what extent the requirements on playability are controversial with the requirements in view of the growth of grass. Information on this point was obtained by comparing the demands of grass, as collected from literature, with oxygen levels, oxygen diffusion rates and soil mechanical resistances measured under Varying conditions on several established grass sportsfields."
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van Wijk, A. L. M. 1977. Playing conditions of grass sportsfields: A soil technical approach. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 47.
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