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Author(s):Sifers, S. I.; Beard, J. B; White, R. H.; Hall, M. H.
Author Affiliation:Sifers: Former Research Associate, Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station; Beard: Emeritus Professor, Turfgrass Physiology, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station; White: Associate Professor, Turfgrass Physiology, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station; and Hall: Agricultural Research Technician II, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station
Title:Assessment of plant morphological responses and soil physical characterizations resulting from augmentation of sandy clay loam and clay loam turfgrass root zones with three densities of randomly oriented interlocking mesh elements - 1993
Section:Growth and development
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Source:Texas Turfgrass Research - 1996. November 1996, p. 36-40.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:College Station, TX: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Series:Texas Turfgrass Consolidated Progress Reports TURF-96-7
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Morphology; Physical properties of soil; Soil improvement; Root zone; Sandy soils; Clay loam soils; Mesh element matrices; Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Divots; Turf recovery
Cultivar Names:Tifway
Abstract/Contents:Discusses an experiment designed to "determine the mesh inclusion density that would provide optimum benefits in terms of reduced divoting and turf tear, better overall soil-turf stabilization, uniformity of ball bounce, and increased soil moisture" as well as "compare a 6 in. depth of mesh incorporation covered by a 1 in. layer of root zone without mesh, versus the same mesh-root zone matrix that extended to the surface." Results indicate "clear benefits to the turfgrass user accruing through the use of mesh elements in sandy clay loam and clay loam soils via a decreased size of divot openings, much faster turf recovery of divot openings, a more consistent and predictable ball bounce, a lessening of surface hardness, and an improved soil moisture. These benefits occurred consistently when mesh elements were placed below the surface by 1 inch."
Language:English
References:14
Note:"TURF-96-7"
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Sifers, S. I., J. B. Beard, R. H. White, and M. H. Hall. 1996. Assessment of plant morphological responses and soil physical characterizations resulting from augmentation of sandy clay loam and clay loam turfgrass root zones with three densities of randomly oriented interlocking mesh elements - 1993. Tex Turfgrass Res. p. 36-40.
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