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Soil Heating Studies with Cool Season Turfgrasses. IV. Energy Requirements for Electric Soil Heating1


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  1. Vol. 63 No. 5, p. 689-691
    Received: June 2, 1970

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  1. C. G. McKiel,
  2. F. B. Ledeboer and
  3. C. R. Skogley2



Electrical energy use was recorded for soil heating studies conducted in turf from 1967 to 1969. Heating densities of 54 W/m2 (5W/ft2), 108 W/m2 (10 W/ft2), and 162 W/m2 (15 W/ft2) were employed. Energy consumption was a function of environmental conditions. Regression lines were constructed from kilowatt-hour and degree-day data. These data should be useful for estimating energy requirements of similar soil heating installations in turf.

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