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Author(s):McCauley, Raymond; Pinnix, Drew; Miller, Grady L.
Author Affiliation:McCauley: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Pinnix and Miller: Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Title:Fraise mowing impacts soil physical properties of bermudagrass surfaces
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. 119401.
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 x Cynodon transvaalensis; Fraise mowing; Loam soils; Physical properties of soil; Sandy soils; Saturated hydraulic conductivity; Soil hardness; Thatch accumulation
Cultivar Names:Tifway
Trade Names:Koro Field TopMaker 1200
Abstract/Contents:"Fraise mowing is an aggressive cultural practice used for bermudagrass thatch management in golf and sports turf settings. Despite expanded use, its effect on edaphic characteristics has yet to be thoroughly explored. The objective of this research was to evaluate soil physical properties of two soils beneath established 'Tifway' hybrid bermudagrass (C. dactylon x C. transvaalensis Burtt. Davy) following fraise mowing. A study was conducted on a Cecil sandy loam (loam) at NCSU's Turf Field Laboratory in Raleigh, NC and a sand capped soccer field (sand) at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. Four fraise mowing depths (0.6 cm; 1.2 cm; 2.5 cm and an untreated control) were administered in mid-June every year for four consecutive years with a Koro Field TopMaker 1200 (Campey Imants, Cheshire, UK). Fraise mowing altered the soil physical properties in both soils every year. Thatch content decreased following fraise mowing in both soils. Fraise mowing increased soil hardness in both soils. Soil hardness increased with deeper fraise mowing depths, and differences were more pronounced in the loam (≤49 gravities) compared to the sand (≤ 15 gravities). Shear strength in the sand decreased with deeper fraise mowing depths. The removal of reinforcing roots and stolons reduced shear strength in the sand. In the loam, the deepest fraise mowing depth (2.5 cm) had the highest shear strength as a result of engaging the cohesive underlying loam. Saturated hydraulic conductivity in the sand decreased with deeper fraise mowing depths. Reductions in saturated hydraulic conductivity were transient and ceased two weeks following fraise mowing. Our results indicate fraise mowing did alter the soil physical properties in both soils, and thatch reduction may supersede any of these temporary changes."
See Also:See also related article "Impact of fraise mowing on soil physical properties of bermudagrass surfaces" North Carolina Turfgrass, November/December 2018, p. 14-16, R=302696. R=302696
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
McCauley, R., D. Pinnix, and G. L. Miller. 2019. Fraise mowing impacts soil physical properties of bermudagrass surfaces. Agron. Abr. p. 119401.
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