Full TGIF Record # 71737
Item 1 of 1
Web URL(s):https://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/groot/article/1996nov42.pdf
    Last checked: 11/16/2009
    Requires: PDF Reader
Publication Type:
Author(s):Kerkman, Christopher L.; Kussow, Wayne R.
Author Affiliation:Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Root zone amendment effects on the quality and nutritional status of creeping bentgrass putting greens
Column Name:Wisconsin soils report
Other records with the "Wisconsin soils report" Column
Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 24, No. 6, November/December 1996, p. 42-43.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Nitrogen fertilization; Organic amendments; Organic matter; Recommendations; Soil amendments; Soil management; Soil moisture
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the effects of root zone amendment on creeping bentgrass in Wisconsin. Explains the peat humus containing only 64% organic matter has better moisture retention properties because of its lower bulk density and that there is a strong relationship between the moisture retention properties of the greens and their quality. "In the selection of organic amendments for root zone mixes attention needs to focus more on the moisture retention capacity of the mix than saturated flow or infiltration rate." Also mentions that there is a relationship between root zone mix amendment and nutrient retention. While all root zone mixes require approximately the same amount of fertilizer P to raise soil test P by one unit, there are major differences regarding optimum soil test P level for turfgrass. Results of research suggest that "the USGA recommendation that the organic amendment in root zone mixes contain at least 85% organic matter should be modified, at least for putting greens in northern regions of the country.
See Also:See also related thesis "Root zone amendment effects on the quality and nutritional status of creeping bentgrass putting greens" M.S. thesis: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996, p. 1-117 R=38831 R=38831

See also related abstract "Root zone amendment effects on creeping bentgrass establishment and quality on sand-based putting greens" Agronomy Abstracts, 1995, p. 158 R=38257 R=38257
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kerkman, C. L., and W. R. Kussow. 1996. Root zone amendment effects on the quality and nutritional status of creeping bentgrass putting greens. Grass Roots. 24(6):p. 42-43.
Fastlink to access this record outside TGIF: https://tic.msu.edu/tgif/flink?recno=71737
If there are problems with this record, send us feedback about record 71737.
Choices for finding the above item:
Web URL(s):
    Last checked: 11/16/2009
    Requires: PDF Reader
Find Item @ MSU
MSU catalog number: SB 433 .A1 G58
Request through your local library's inter-library loan service (bring or send a copy of this TGIF record)