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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Measuring Rooting of Sodded Turfs1


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  1. Vol. 61 No. 4, p. 497-498
    Received: Nov 7, 1968

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  1. J. W. King and
  2. J. B. Beard2



A technique was developed for measuring the rooting of sodded turfs. ‘Merion’ Kentucky bluegrass sod pieces, transplanted from organic and mineral soil, were placed in a frame having a fiberglass screen bottom. The frames containing the sod pieces were placed on a sandy loam soil and allowed to root. After 5 weeks the sod was lifted vertically from the underlying soil with a block and tackle technique. Sod grown on organic soil rooted into the underlying soil better than that produced on mineral soil.

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