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Author(s):Boniak, R.; Chong, S. K.
Author Affiliation:Southern Illinois University
Title:Bentgrass germination and root development on sand mixes amended with various organic materials
Section:Turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Minneapolis, MN: November 5-9, 2000
Source:2000 Annual Meeting Abstracts [ASA/CSSA/SSSA]. 2000, p. 166.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Root zone mixture; Golf greens; Organic matter; Soil amendments; Sand-based root zones; Environmental effects; Organic fertilizers; Reed sedge peat; Peat; Animal manures; Sewage sludge; USGA recommendations; Germination; Root weight; Comparisons; Evaluations
Abstract/Contents:"Using a proper root zone mix is one key to the success of having a healthy putting green. In the past, many organic materials have been used as amendments to improve sand root zone mixes. As technology improves, a lot of potential waste products can be converted into economically feasible and environmentally friendly materials. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare several treated waste products for green root zone mix amendments. Amendments selected in this study included Milorganite, reed sedge peat, Irish peat, treated steer manure, and biosolids. Physical properties of the rooting mixes were also measured following the USGA recommendation. The experiment was conducted in a green house. Turfgrass data collected for comparison included germination rate, root mass, and turf quality. Soil mixes amended with steer manure and steer manure mixed with Irish peat had the best turf quality. However, the treatments with Milorganite and steer manure had more root mass with deepest root development."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Boniak, R., and S. K. Chong. 2000. Bentgrass germination and root development on sand mixes amended with various organic materials. Annu. Meet. Abstr. p. 166.
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