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Title:Handling Oil Spills
Source:Divots. Vol. 36, No. 3, May 1986, p. 8.
Publishing Information:Fairborn, Ohio
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Hydraulic oil leaks; Golf greens; Detergents
Abstract/Contents:"Recently there was a hydraulic oil spill on one of our greens which sent the mower operator tearing back to the shop and returning a short time later with a bag of charcoal. His intention was to apply it to the oil spill as he had been instructed to do when he was employed at another golf course. Fortunately I was in time to prevent him from doing so. I explained the effect of charcoal on an oil spill, pointing out that while charcoal absorbs the oil it only adds more carbon and does not break it down. Consequently the grass dies, and we are left with a black line on the grass until we're able to resod. I've found through experience that any detergent works well, whether it be Tide powder, Joy liquid, or organic penetrants (the latter gives the best results due to the concentrated form). The application of an organic penetrant from a two-gallon sprayer directly brings results. Apply it three or four days consecutively, hosing it in with plenty of water. The ideal situation would be to water a spill immediately."
Note:Full text as abstract
See Also:Other items relating to: Hydraulic Spills!
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1986. Handling Oil Spills. Divots. 36(3):p. 8.
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