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Author(s):St. John, R. A.; Christians, N. E.; Taber, H. A.; Shogren, D.
Author Affiliation:Iowa State University
Title:Calcium response of grass grown on calcareous sand
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. 127.
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Athletic fields; Sports turf; Golf courses; Calcareous soils; Sand; Calcium; Poa pratensis; Agrostis stolonifera; Silica sands; Gypsum; Lime; Calcium nitrate
Abstract/Contents:"Athletic fields and golf course greens are often constructed of calcareous sands. While the medium is high in calcium (Ca⁺⁺) carbonate, it is not unusual for Ca⁺⁺ ions to comprise less that 60% of the cations on the cation exchange cites of the media. Soil tests based on the Basic Cation Saturation Ratio theory of soil testing call for supplemental applications of calcium to these areas. The objective of this study was to determine if these additional calcium applications to turf grown on a calcareous media are necessary. The greenhouse study was conducted on both Kentucky bluegrass and creeping bentgrass grown on either calcareous or silica sand media. Treatements included a control, gypsum, lime, calcium, nitrate, and calcium chelate incorporated into the media at 22.4 g Ca⁺⁺ m⁻². There were no significant increases in tissue Ca⁺⁺ content in response to treatments for either species for grass grown on the calcareous sand. On the silica sand, all treatments increased tissue Ca⁺⁺ content for both species. Field trials on calcareous sands were established in the spring of 1999 to further evaluate plant response."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
St. John, R. A., N. E. Christians, H. A. Taber, and D. Shogren. 1999. Calcium response of grass grown on calcareous sand. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 127.
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