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Title:Improve drainage now
Source:Timely Turf Topics. October 1940, p. 2.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Drainage improvement; Preventive maintenance; Runoff water; Winter injury
USGA Green Section Keywords: Aeration - Soil and drainage
Abstract/Contents:"One of the most frequent causes of winter injury to turf probably is inadequate drainage. Too often, the turf is weakened by poor drainage conditions during summer as well as winter. However, there are a number of factors which are involved in this problem particularly during the winter, Even though drainage may be good in the summer, the snow, ice, and frozen soil all combine to prevent the water from running off or penetrating the soil in the winter. Alternate freezing and thawing is aggravated by poor drainage both on the surface and within the soil. The resulting heaving is particularly injurious to seedling turf. Usually such heaving is worse in heavy than in light soils. Therefore, before the ground freezes, an effort should be made to improve the drainage on areas which are recognized as being inadequately drained. This will not only reduce the danger from injury to turf during the winter but will speed up the run-off water next spring when melting snows and spring rains bring the question of drainage to the fore once more."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1940. Improve drainage now. Timely Turf Topics. p. 2.
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