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Author(s):Kussow, Wayne R.
Author Affiliation:Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Jump-starting microbe activity in sand-peat root zone mixes
Column Name:Wisconsin soils report
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April 1996, p. 42-43.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Root zone; Root zone mixture; Agrostis; Establishment; Soil microorganisms; Nitrogen; Sand-based root zones; Peat sand mixtures
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the trend in golf turf to apply large amounts of nitrogen to speed bentgrass establishment on sand putting greens. Explains that one of the presumptions behind this activity is that microbe activity in sand-peat mixes is initially low and that biocycling of nitrogen is equally low, creating a need for large amounts of nitrogen. Mentions that this idea is not yet proven. Also discusses observations from a greenhouse experiment "that should provide some insights into the virtues of amending sand-peat root zone mix with different kinds and amounts of organic materials." Warns that "extreme caution must be exercised when taking actions designed to jump-start the microorganism population in sand-peat root zone mixes... acting on the basis of theory, speculation or hype could prove detrimnetal to your health!"
See Also:See also related article "Jump-starting microbe activity in sand-peat root zone mixes" The Grass Roots, 24(3) May/June 1996, p. 44-45 R=70795 R=70795
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kussow, W. R. 1996. Jump-starting microbe activity in sand-peat root zone mixes. Grass Roots. 24(2):p. 42-43.
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