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Author(s):Parish, R. L.; Wells, D. W.; Bergeron, P. E.
Author Affiliation:Parish: Professor; Bergeron: Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA; Wells: Former Instructor, Hammond Research Station, Hammond, LA
Title:Evaluation of turfgrass sod reinforcement methods
Source:Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 1991, p. 20-22.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Eremochloa ophiuroides; Evaluations; Sod strength; Equipment; Turf reinforcing systems; Tensile strength; Sod production; Sod quality
Abstract/Contents:"Mechanical reinforcement of turfgrass sod would provide the handling strength to allow earlier harvest. This reduction in growing time would improve the profitabilty of the sod crop. A machine to lay reinforcing material in a sod field of centipedegrass was developed. Independent of the machine development, field-testing mechanical reinforcement of sod demonstrated that smooth strings are ineffective for reinforcement, but strips of plastic mesh significantly increase sod tensile strength."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Parish, R. L., D. W. Wells, and P. E. Bergeron. 1991. Evaluation of turfgrass sod reinforcement methods. Louisiana Agric. 34(3):p. 20-22.
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