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Author(s):Ng, Ken; Wong, Stephen
Author Affiliation:Environment and Operations, Vancouver Parks
Title:A comparison of turf performance, soil microbial activity and the effects of organic top dressings in sand and sand/peat based sports fields
Source:Research Report: 1997 Projects [WCTA]. August 1998, p. 11-16.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Western Canada Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Chitin; Mycorrhizal fungi; Composts; Sand-based athletic fields; Peat; Soil microorganisms; Topdressing; Root length; Root weight; Density; Bacteria; Fungi; Pseudomonas; Actinomycetales; Red thread
Abstract/Contents:Summarizes a study whose objective was "to compare turf performance and soil microbial activity" in sand and sand/peat sportfields. The effects of chitin, mycorrhizae and compost top dressings in each field were also assessed. The growth in the sand/peat field exceeded that in the sand field in dry root mass and turf density. "Generally, it seemed that the peat provided a better environment for the buildup of microbes, in particular beneficial ones, and may be one of the major factors in the better growth of the turfgrass." The chitin and compost/chitin treatments resulted in the most above ground growth, the healthiest turf, and the least number of sites infected with red thread. "The results are preliminary, but promising in support of incorporating peat, or other organic matter into sand based playing fields, followed by top dressing with chitin."
Language:English
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Geographic Terms:Vancouver, British Columbia
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Ng, K., and S. Wong. 1998. A comparison of turf performance, soil microbial activity and the effects of organic top dressings in sand and sand/peat based sports fields. WCTA Res. Rep.: Proj. [West. Can.]. p. 11-16.
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