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Author(s):Dernoeden, Peter H.
Author Affiliation:Contributing Editor, Turfax; Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland
Title:Thatch and mat must be minimized
Source:TURFAX. Vol. 9, No. 3, May/June 2001, p. 1, 3.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Chelsea, MI: Ann Arbor Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Thatch; Mat; Thatch control; Coring; Diagnosis; Aerification; Surface hardness; Organic matter; Topdressing; Golf greens; Irrigation scheduling; Fertilization; Thatch accumulation
Abstract/Contents:Describes the organic layer above the soil surface known as thatch. Describes the layer under the thatch as mat. Discusses the danger of a high dense thatch level and the negative effects it could have on the turf. Describes the importance of water injection and aeration to promote root growth. Emphasizes the importance of keeping the turf as dry as possible during summer. Provides information to minimize thatch and decrease dollar spots in order to increase turf quality.
Note:Reprint appears in Turfgrass Matters, 72[73](4) September/October 2001, p. 5, 7
See Also:Other items relating to: TOPDRS
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dernoeden, P. H. 2001. Thatch and mat must be minimized. TURFAX. 9(3):p. 1, 3.
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