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Author(s):Sausen, Amy J.
Author Affiliation:Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Seeing through the thatch
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 24, No. 4, July/August 1996, p. 18-19, 21.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Thatch; Pros and cons; Thatch control; Disease development; Insect pests; Thatch accumulation; Environmental factors; Cultural methods
Abstract/Contents:Discusses thatch. Mentions some of the potential benefits of moderate amounts of thatch on golf course greens, which include: increased wear tolerance, cushioning, and added resiliency. Details many of the problems with heavy thatch layers. Problems include poor water and nutrient retention, localized dry spots, increased disease potential, increased insect populations, and decreased pesticide effectiveness. Also explores some of the causes of thatch buildup and ways to prevent it.
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Sausen, A. J. 1996. Seeing through the thatch. Grass Roots. 24(4):p. 18-19, 21.
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