Measuring Rooting of Sodded Turfs1
- J. W. King and
- 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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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