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Author(s):Leinauer, B. R.; Rieke, P. E.; Crum, J. R.; Nikolai, T. A.; Calhoun, R. N.
Author Affiliation:Michigan State University
Title:Soil moisture retention in sloped USGA putting greens
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. 135.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Soil moisture; Soil water retention; Golf greens; Slope; USGA recommendations; Root zone; Soil depth; Soil mixtures; Comparisons; Quality; Root zone mixture
Abstract/Contents:"Putting greens constructed according to USGA specifications require a uniform 30 cm deep sandy rootzone mix over a pea gravel layer. However, the uniform depth of the rootzone mix does not account for potential lateral flow of water in a sloping design that could contribute to moisture extremes in the soil module: dry conditions in elevated areas and wet conditions in the low areas of the green. A study was initiated in 1998 to examine the effects of two variations of rootzone depths and three soil mixes (sand, sand/peat, and sand/soil) on turf quality, soil moisture content, and drought stress occurrence in a sloped USGA putting green. Initial results verify that greater rootzone depths at the lower ends of sloping greens result in lower soil moisture, and shallower depths of rootzone mixes on elevated areas of greens increase soil moisture in the upper layer of rootzone mixes."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Leinauer, B. R., P. E. Rieke, J. R. Crum, T. A. Nikolai, and R. N. Calhoun. 1999. Soil moisture retention in sloped USGA putting greens. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 135.
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