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Author(s):Flores, Garrett; Wherley, Benjamin; McInnes, Kevin J.
Author Affiliation:Flores: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, TX; Wherley and McInnes: Soil & Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Title:Evaluating the suitability of spent coffee grounds as an amendment for sand-based root zones
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 120625.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis; Ratios; Sand; Sand-based root zones; Soil amendments; Spent coffee grounds; Sphagnum peat moss; Topdressing
Cultivar Names:Tifway; Celebration
Abstract/Contents:"Given the current and anticipated growth of the coffee production industry nationally and globally, there is considerable value in evaluating the agronomic merits/demerits of spent coffee grounds (SCG) for use in golf course turf applications, either for amending sand for root zones or topdressing materials. This is especially true in light of the growing environmental and ecological concerns relating to peat production. Many scientists view these non-renewable peat bogs as being equally important to the earth's climate as rainforests. Considering that peat continues to be the predominant amendment utilized for golf course sands in many parts of the world, SCG could offer an opportunity for use of a renewable resource in many regions. Lab testing, greenhouse studies and field studies will be conducted over 2 years at Texas A&M University. Initial objectives will be to determine through physical testing the appropriate high and low-end mix ratios (≅10 and 20% range target) for amending USGA spec sand while meeting USGA root zone particle size specifications. Next, Water release curves will be performed on these USGA root zone sands comparing sphagnum peat moss, SCG and straight sand. 10-week greenhouse studies will then be performed on tifway bermudagrass to evaluate growth, nutrient uptake and water retention in lysimeters with simulated USGA root zones. Finally, 12-week field topdressing studies will be performed to evaluate the amended sand mixes on tifway bermudagrass putting greens and Celebration bermudagrass fairway plots. Collectively, the data should guide future utilization of SCG for golf course sand topdressing or root zone amendment applications. The current data show promising differences between treatments and point to coffee grounds becoming a feasible resource in the turf grass setting."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Flores, G., B. Wherley, and K. J. McInnes. 2019. Evaluating the suitability of spent coffee grounds as an amendment for sand-based root zones. Agron. Abr. p. 120625.
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