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Author(s):Gibbs, R. J.; McIntyre, K.; Jakobsen, B.
Author Affiliation:Gibbs: NZ Sports Turf Institute, Palmerston North, New Zealand; McIntyre: Horticultural Engineering, Kambah, ACT, Australia; and Jakobsen: Technical Services Unit, ACT Parks and Conservation Unit, Canberra, Australia
Title:Modification of the perched water table method of construction of sports turf surfaces in Australasia
Section:Technical paper
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Meeting Info.:Sydney, NSW, Australia: 20-25 July, 1997
Source:Proceedings of the 8th International Turfgrass Research Conference. Vol. 8, 1997, p. 81-86.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Sydney, Australia: International Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Perched water table; Sports turf construction; Sports turf; USGA recommendations; Root zone; Root zone mixture; Sand; Particle size; Air filled porosity; Capillary porosity; Surface tension; Gravel; Drainage; Particle shape; Organic amendments; Intermediate sand layer
Abstract/Contents:Presents proposed modifications for the USGA sports turf construction recommendations. Topics discussed include selection of root zone sand, influence of the gravel raft on the moisture release properties of the root zone, position of the organic amendment, and the effect of the blinding or choker layer on the perched water table. Recommends the following steps for refining the USGA constuction methods: "1. Carrying out a full moisture release curve to determine the optimum root-zone depth. 2. Taking into account the tension of the gravel layer when determining the optimum root-zone depth. 3. Amending only the top 100-150mm of the root-zone as opposed to the entire root-zone depth. 4. Avoiding the use of a blinding sand by matching the gravel size to the particle size distribution of the root-zone."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gibbs, R. J., K. McIntyre, and B. Jakobsen. 1997. Modification of the perched water table method of construction of sports turf surfaces in Australasia. Int. Turfgrass Res. Conf. 8:p. 81-86.
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