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Author(s):Bigelow, C. A.; Bowman, D. C.; Wollum, A. G.
Author Affiliation:North Carolina State University
Title:Microbial communities in sand-based rootzones amended with sphagnum peat moss and inorganic soil conditioners
Section:Turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, UT: October 31 - November 4, 1999
Source:1999 Annual Meeting Abstracts [ASA/CSSA/SSSA]. Vol. 91, 1999, p. 124.
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Soil microorganisms; Sand-based root zones; Sphagnum peat moss; Soil conditioners; Golf greens; Golf courses; Soil biology; Seasonal variation; Soil amendments; Sand; Population dynamics; Biomass
Abstract/Contents:"Normally golf greens are constructed from sand, which is generally perceived as poor for microbial development. A two-year field study assessed the seasonal changes in microbial populations of four amended sands and unamended quartz sand. Communities were measured by plate counts and most probable numbers techniques with selective media, for bacteria, fungi, Actinomycetes, and aerobic spore formers. Microbial biomass was also determined by the fumigation extraction technique. Bacteria reached high populations, similar to a mature putting green of approximately 106 per g soil in the first six months. Populations also exhibited temporal changes with a small decline in summer, to 105, perhaps due to high temperatures or a declining turf root system. Effects of rootzone amendments were minimal, suggesting that unamended sand provides sufficient substrate to support a vigorous microbial community."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bigelow, C. A., D. C. Bowman, and A. G. Wollum. 1999. Microbial communities in sand-based rootzones amended with sphagnum peat moss and inorganic soil conditioners. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 124.
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