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Author(s):Boniak, R.; Chong, S.-K.; Ok, C.-H.; Diesburg, K. L.
Author Affiliation:Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Title:Physical properties and turf quality on soils amended with crumb rubber
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. 125.
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Physical properties of soil; Rubber; Soil amendments; Application rates; Soil types; Soil types (textural); Sandy loam soils; Clay loam soils; Comparisons; Particle size; Germination; Festuca arundinacea; Clipping weight; Quality
Abstract/Contents:"Leaving tires in open areas can create health, aesthetic and environmental problems. Reports indicated that crumb rubber made from tires can enhance physical properties of rooting mixture for turf growth. The objectives of this study were to determine the optimal grade and amount of crumb rubber for use as an amendment in coarse- and fine-textured soils. Two soils (a sandy loam and a clay loam) and three different grades (3.5, 6.5 and 9.5 mm dia.) of crumb rubber were used in the test. Laboratory results indicated that, regardless of the grade, mixtures with less than 15% of crumb rubber in both soils could not enhance macro-porosity and hydraulic conductivity. Field experiments showed poor germination of tall fescue in mixtures with 30 and 40% amendment rates of 3.5 mm crumb rubber. Preliminary results revealed that mixtures with 6.5 mm crumb rubber at 20 and 30% amendment rates had the highest clipping yields and best grass quality."
See Also:Other items relating to: Crumb rubber as a soil amendment
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Boniak, R., S. K. Chong, C.-H. Ok, and K. L. Diesburg. 1999. Physical properties and turf quality on soils amended with crumb rubber. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 125.
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