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Author(s):Beard, James B
Author Affiliation:Editor, Turfax, International Sports Turf Institute Inc., College Station, TX
Title:Turfgrass-soil diagnosis procedure
Column Name:JB Comments
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Source:TURFAX. Vol. 8, No. 6, November/December 2000, p. 7.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Chelsea, MI: Ann Arbor Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Problem diagnosis; Smell; Soil layering; Black layer; Thatch; Mat; Root systems; Root depth; Rhizomes; Pests
Abstract/Contents:Describes a technique of assessing turfgrass problems by looking below the ground. Includes smelling the dirt to see "whether there is a sweet healthy smell, a neutral or absence of smell, or a serious 'rotten egg' smell." Also discusses "possible visual symptoms of soil layering or black layer,...an examination for an objectionable depth of thatch and/or mat," examining the rooting depth, "examination of the rhizomes,...[and being] alert for signs of pest problems."
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Beard, J. B. 2000. Turfgrass-soil diagnosis procedure. TURFAX. 8(6):p. 7.
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