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Author(s):Beard, James B
Title:Thatch versus stem biomass
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Source:TURFAX. Vol. 9, No. 4, July/August 2001, p. 7.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Chelsea, MI: Ann Arbor Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Thatch; Stem biomass; Comparisons; Stolons; Organic matter; Thatch control; Nitrogen; Mowing height; Grooming; Vertical mowing; Problem-solving
Abstract/Contents:Explains the difference between the terms "thatch" and "stem biomass." Defines thatch as "an intermingled organic layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that have developed between the zone of green vegetation and soil surface." Asserts that thatch is dominated by dead organic material, but for stem biomass the "intermediate zone is dominated by living stoloniferous lateral stems rather than dead organic material." States that "it is important to have two differentiated terms because the cultural practices utilized in managing these two types of intermediate zones are distinctly different." Concludes that "stem biomass micro-correction is a surface-oriented approach in which preventative measures are essential" but "management of a thatch preferably involves preventative approaches, but in addition, corrective approaches involving interior mechanical operations also are an option if needed."
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Beard, J. B. 2001. Thatch versus stem biomass. TURFAX. 9(4):p. 7.
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