Prescription athletic turf system
- W. H. Daniel,
- R. P. Freeborg and
- M. J. Robey
Many problems in designing, specifying, building, and maintaining athletic fields have been resolved by developing a system called the Prescription Athletic Turf System. This system uses a plastic barrier under a slitted drain pipe which is covered by a sand profile and a noncompacting surface top mix that stores much available water. Suction pumping for rapid drainage permits a level field. Soil moisture sensors, time clocks, and electric valves permit automatic subirrigation providing all-season automatic water control. Soil warming by electric cables permits extended turf growing, and keeps the surface ready for use in cold weather. Additional index words: Drainage, Plastic barrier, Sand profile, Slitted drain pipe, Soil warming, Subirrigation, Soil compaction.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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