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Author(s):Dickson, Kyley H.; Sorochan, John C.; Strunk, William
Author Affiliation:Dickson and Sorochan: University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN; Strunk: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Title:Stitched hybrid systems impact on Kentucky bluegrass athletic fields
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. 121811.
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: Athletic fields; Ball rebound resilience; Ball roll distance; Natural and artificial turf hybrids; Poa pratensis; Sports turf safety; Surface hardness; Surface temperature; Traction; Traffic simulation
Abstract/Contents:"Hybrid grass systems are commonly used in many professional soccer pitches around the world. One of the types of hybrid systems utilizes fibers stitched into the natural grass surface. Limited research has been done investigating the impact of stitched hybrid systems in Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis). The objective of this study is to determine the impact of hybrid systems in Kentucky bluegrass on athlete performance and safety. Plots were 2.4 m by 3.7 m with a sand root zone conforming to United States Golf Association specifications. The study took place at the Center for Athletic Field Safety (CAFS) during the fall of 2018 in Knoxville, TN. Three treatments were observed in this study: 2 x 2 cm stitched fibers, 2 x 4 cm stitched fibers, and an untreated control. All plots received 30 traffic events using the CAFS traffic simulator. Data was collected every five traffic events throughout the study. Data collected included: Percent green turf cover, surface hardness, head injury criterion (HIC), ball rebound, ball roll, angled ball rebound, surface temperature, rotation traction, horizontal traction, force reduction, energy restitution, and vertical deformation. Due to the superior performance in percent green turf cover, surface hardness, HIC, ball rebound, rotational traction, force reduction, energy restitution, and horizontal traction the 2 x 2 cm spacing is the recommended stitch gauge to provide superior playing surface characteristics and to minimize potential athlete to surface injury risk. Overall, pitch quality and safety were improved with the 2 x 2 cm stitched fibers compared to the non-stitched control."
See Also:Updated version appears in International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, 14(1) June 2022, p. 333-338, R=321269. R=321269
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dickson, K. H., J. C. Sorochan, and W. Strunk. 2019. Stitched hybrid systems impact on Kentucky bluegrass athletic fields. Agron. Abr. p. 121811.
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