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Author(s):Schneider, Brianna; Danneberger, T. Karl; Sherratt, Pamela J.; McCoy, Edward; Gardner, David S.
Author Affiliation:Schneider: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Danneberger, Sherratt, and Gardner: Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; McCoy: School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH
Title:The effects of sand shape & turf type on the playing quality of a hybrid turf system
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. 120508.
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: Natural and artificial turf hybrids; Playability; Sand shape; Shear resistance; Soccer fields; Soil moisture; Species evaluation; Sports turf safety; Wear resistance
Abstract/Contents:"Constructing athletic fields on a sand base allows for more rapid drainage; however, lateral shear strength and traffic tolerance tends to not be as good as that of a native soil field. Hybrid turf systems were developed that intertwine turfgrass with synthetic fibers that are able to improve shear strength. Hybrid systems are used on sports fields ranging from practice fields to competition fields globally. Previous stabilization systems included fibers that were shorter than the intended height of cut of the turfgrass. The purpose of this study was to test a new system which has the natural turf maintained at the same height as the synthetic fibers. The project's main goal was to compare two hybrid turf systems constructed in combination with two different types of sand (round vs angular), and three turf species to determine which leads to the highest performance for elite level soccer matches, while also keeping player safety in mind. Measurements and treatments taken to achieve these goals included Gmax, traffic, quality, soil moisture and shear strength both rotational and lateral. All measurements and data were taken at the project's field site at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) research facility over the course of two years. Results indicated that turf species was ultimately the most significant factor, with both hybrid carpets doing their intended job and sand shape playing a much smaller roll than initially anticipated on overall results. The HERO hybrid system in conjunction with angular sand and ryegrass was the overall best combination for elite level soccer teams to be able to have both safer fields and higher levels of player performance."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Schneider, B., T. K. Danneberger, P. J. Sherratt, E. McCoy, and D. S. Gardner. 2019. The effects of sand shape & turf type on the playing quality of a hybrid turf system. Agron. Abr. p. 120508.
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