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Author(s):Amgain, Naba; Fontanier, Charles Henry
Author Affiliation:Amgain: Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Dept., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Fontanier: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Title:Effect of alternative aerification practice to maintain soil physical properties of putting green
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. 119865.
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: Aerification; Agrostis stolonifera; Ball roll distance; Firmness; Golf greens; Infiltration rate; Organic matter; Physical properties of soil; Sand injection; Subsurface air injection; Volumetric water content
Cultivar Names:Penncross
Abstract/Contents:"Managing soil organic matter and rootzone moisture patterns of sand-based putting greens is critical to long-term health of turfgrasses. Soil compaction and accumulation of organic layers near the root zone surface reduce infiltration rates, influence surface firmness, inhibit deep rooting, and negatively affect playability. Cultivation practices such as hollow-tine core aerification have traditionally be used to maintain desirable rootzone physical properties and reduce organic matter build up. Traditional aerification practice can be overly disruptive to the playing surface resulting in fewer rounds of golf being played. Alternative aerification methods such as air or sand injection have recently been introduced which are less disruptive to the playing surface compared to traditional aerification practices. The objective of this study was to determine if alternative cultivation practice will have a similar impact on soil physical properties while minimizing surface disruption compared to traditional cultivation practices. The experiment was conducted in an existing 'Penncross' creeping bentgrass [Agrostis stoloniferous L.] green at the Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Research Station. Treatments were arranged as a two way factorial. The first factor was alternative cultivation practice with levels being air injection (Air2G2), sand injection (DryJect), and a non-treated control. The second factor was with or without hollow-tine aerification. The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications of each treatment. Parameters evaluated were soil volumetric water content, surface firmness, infiltration rate, ball roll distance, rooting dry mass, and soil organic matter content. The study suggests that these alternative cultivation practices can be effective tools for golf course superintendents seeking lower disruption to the playing surface, but conventional hollow-tine core aerification still has the largest effect on rootzone properties."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Amgain, N., and C. H. Fontanier. 2019. Effect of alternative aerification practice to maintain soil physical properties of putting green. Agron. Abr. p. 119865.
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