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Author(s):Eldridge, Elisabeth Deom; Henderson, Deborah
Author Affiliation:E.S. Cropconsult Ltd.
Title:Improvement of wear problems on sand-based fields and quantitative assessment of field quality
Source:WCTA Research Report: 1999 Projects [Western Canada]. August 2000, p. 23-41.
# of Pages:19
Publishing Information:Maple Ridge, British Columbia: Western Canada Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Topdressings; Sports turf; Athletic fields; Rubber; Topdressing; Wear; Sand-based athletic fields; Quality; Compaction; Wear resistance; Pumice; Calcined diatomaceous earth; Nutrients; Soil moisture; Bulk density; Porosity; Thatch; Surface hardness; Traffic; Perceptions; Questionnaire surveys; Percent living ground cover; Comparisons
Abstract/Contents:Discusses a study with three objectives: "1. Compare the efficiency of 3 soil amendments in alleviating soil compaction and improving turfgrass wear tolerance on athletic sand fields. 2. Evaluate the effect of crumb rubber topdressings on turf wear and soil condition. 3. Assess playing quality across a playing field on the basis of surface characteristics, and player evaluation." Results of the study indicate that "areas treated with crumb rubber showed significantly lower surface hardness readings." Also reports that "players' assessment for overall quality of the field...has been shown to be influenced by the amount of ground cover present."
Note:Partial reprint appears on Western Canada Turfgrass Association website, 1999, p. [1]
See Also:Other items relating to: Crumb rubber as a soil amendment
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Eldridge, E. D., and D. Henderson. 2000. Improvement of wear problems on sand-based fields and quantitative assessment of field quality. WCTA Res. Rep.: Proj. [West. Can.]. p. 23-41.
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