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Author(s):Robinson, M.; Neylan, J.
Author Affiliation:Robinson and Neylan: Turfgrass Technology Pty. Ltd, Sandringham Victoria, Australia
Title:Investigation of randomly orientated interlocking mesh elements/ sand root-zone system for bowling greens
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. 87-96.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Sydney, Australia: International Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Bowling greens; Sports turf; Sports turf construction; Mesh element matrices; Site preparation; Root zone stabilization; Sand-based root zones; Surface hardness; Water requirements; Comparisons; Soil strength; Infiltration; Root growth; Physical properties of soil; Agronomic characteristics; Particle size; Hydraulic conductivity; Maintenance intensity; Bowling green speed
Abstract/Contents:"A bowling green (referred to as the NAT green) was built using a medium-coarse sand incorporating randomly orientated, interlocking mesh elements (NetlonTM) and its performance compared with two conventional reconstructed fine sand greens. The surface hardness of the traditional greens was generally similar to the NAT green, however the NAT green has a higher water requirement and this resulted in a softer surface on several occasions. Over time, the traditional profiles increased in soil strength while the NAT green remained relatively consistent. Renovation practices (hollow tyning) on the traditional greens alleviated compaction to a depth of 100mm and soil strength then increased once the greens came back into play. The infiltration rate of the NAT green was generally greater than that of the traditional greens. The NAT green had significantly greater root growth than the traditional greens due to the favourable soil growing environment. Surface preparation practices are similar to that of the traditional greens, however, fertiliser and water management practices are more critical with the NAT green. The NAT green can produce comparable green speeds to traditionally constructed bowling greens and acceptable speeds during winter when traditional greens are out of play following renovation."
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Robinson, M., and J. Neylan. 1997. Investigation of randomly orientated interlocking mesh elements/ sand root-zone system for bowling greens. Int. Turfgrass Res. Conf. 8:p. 87-96.
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