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Author(s):Eldridge, Elisabeth Deom; Henderson, Deborah
Author Affiliation:E. S. Cropconsult Ltd.
Title:Improvement of wear and compaction (traffic) problems on sand-based fields
Source:Research Report: 1997 Projects [WCTA]. August 1998, p. 3-7.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Western Canada Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sand-based athletic fields; Wear resistance; Compaction; Soil amendments; Rubber; Pumice; Diatomaceous earth; Topdressing; Sports turf; Soccer fields; Bulk density; Quality; Density; Percent living ground cover; Thatch; Spring green-up; Surface hardness; Wear; Soil moisture
Abstract/Contents:Summarizes a study designed to "compare the efficiency of new soil amendments in alleviating soil compaction and improving turfgrass wear tolerance on athletic sand fields, and evaluate amendment treatments for compaction levels and playing quality across a playing field on the basis of surface characteristics...The trial was set up on a sand-based field at the Burnaby Lake Sports complex in Burnaby." Treatments of crumb rubber, pumice, and axis (heated diatomaceous earth) were applied to different parts of the field. Each treatment was "applied to both goal mouths and to part of the centre field, providing 3 replicates per treatment...Bulk density was unaffected by the treatments. However, moisture content and porosity decreased during the period of the trial." Turf quality decreased throughout the season except in those areas treated with crumb rubber; this was true regardless of whether the area was high-traffic or low-traffic. Turf density was higher in the rubber-treated areas, also. Thatch thickness decreased in the areas treated with crumb rubber; these areas also had a more rapid spring green-up and lower surface hardness. "Pumice and Axis...maintained a slightly lower surface soil moisture content than crumb rubber or the control." Suggests that crumb rubber may have many benefits when used as a topdressing during the season.
Note:Partial reprint appears on Western Canada Turfgrass Association website, 1997, p. [1]
See Also:Other items relating to: Crumb rubber as a soil amendment
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Eldridge, E. D., and D. Henderson. 1998. Improvement of wear and compaction (traffic) problems on sand-based fields. WCTA Res. Rep.: Proj. [West. Can.]. p. 3-7.
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