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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Effects of Air Movement and Syringing on the Microclimate of Bentgrass Turf1


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  1. Vol. 58 No. 5, p. 495-497
    Received: Apr 18, 1966

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  1. D. Thomas Duff and
  2. James B. Beard2



Air movement of 4 mph reduced turf mat temperature a maximum of 13 F compared to that reached when air movement was restricted. A maximum difference of 10 F was observed at a two inch soil depth under the two air movement regimes. Relative humidity 3 inches above the grass was not influenced by air movement at 4 mph.

Temperature reduction resulting from syringing with 0.25 inch of water at 12 noon was small in both the mat and at the 2-inch soil depth. However, syringing prevented temperature from reaching the maximum which would have occurred had no water been applied.

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