Turf Monitoring Articles

  • Editorial: Double Down On The Upside

    Last December during a staff meeting, we got into a discussion about the importance of this Editorial page in BioCycle always conveying optimism about organics recycling and our mission, now 58-years old, to conserve natural resources and build healthy soils. BioCycle’s founding publisher and editor, Jerome Goldstein, was an eternal optimist whose passion, vision and grit inspired many ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Evaluation of factors contributing to surface stability of sand-based turf

    The stability of sand-based athletic fields is critical to maximizing playability and safety. The objective of this study was to assess the contributions of sand and plant factors to the surface stability of sports fields. In September 2000, Hallet mason sand (subround), Hallet concrete sand (subround, wide size range), Sidley Pro/Angle sand (angular), Bunker White sand (round), and a mixture of ...

  • Prairie and Turfgrass buffer strips modify water infiltration and leachate resulting from impervious surface runoff

    Concerns over NO3–N concentrations in drinking water and potential subsurface transport of P to surface waters are driving legislation on precautionary N and P application restrictions on turfgrass areas and in recommendations for vegetative plantings within urban environments. Two plant communities and three impervious:pervious surface ratios were examined for effects on leachate water quantity ...

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