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Author(s):Schmidt, R. E.; Haynes, R. F.
Author Affiliation:Dept. of Agronomy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Title:Agrostis palustris Huds. responses and some physical and chemical aspects of a ultiso soil variously modified for a golf green
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. 53.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Munich, Germany: [International Turfgrass Society]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aeration; Agrostis pallens; Golf green construction; Golf green maintenance; Growth factors; Irrigation practices; Porosity; Root growth; Soil modification; Ultisols
Abstract/Contents:"Although efforts have been made to standardize soil modification for golf putting greens only a smal [small] percentage are entirely constructed based on research information. There is a critical need for the development of soil modification standards that will produce acdeptable [acceptable] turf under different managements. In 1964 at Blacksburg, Virginia, replicated small experimental Agrostis palustris Huds. golf green were constructed according to the best information available from the USGA Green Section and Experiment Station findings. The greens differed in the kinds and amounts of modifying materials used. A silt loam was mixed with various percentages of a concrete sand or graded expanded shale (a pumice-like material). Different irrigation and compaction regimes were superimposed. Except that there was no mechanical aeration, the turf was maintained as a golf putting green. Results from ten years of study showed that time, frequent irrigation and compaction reduced aeration porosity and water infiltration. Aeration porosity and infiltration rates increased with larger amounts of both modifying materials. The aeration porosity did not vary with depth of profile of any of the mixes. Phosphorus and mechanical analysis did not provide evidence of fine soil particle eluviation. Mixes that contained the most soil initially produced the most top growth; after eight years, mixes with the least and most modifying materials produced less. Throughout the study, most top growth was obtained from the frequently irrigated plots and initially from the compacted plots; later the reverse was true. Wilting occurred most frequently with mixes containing the most modifying materials. Root development was poorer with the largest and smallest amounts of modifying materials."
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Schmidt, R. E., and R. F. Haynes. 1977. Agrostis palustris Huds. responses and some physical and chemical aspects of a ultiso soil variously modified for a golf green. Int. Turfgrass Soc. Annexe - Tech. Pap. p. 53.
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