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Evaluation of Humic Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Under Simulated Traffic

Authors: A.J. Lindsey (Iowa State University) , Adam Thoms (Iowa State University) , Ben Pease (Iowa State University) , Nick E. Christians (Iowa State University)

  • Evaluation of Humic Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Under Simulated Traffic

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    Evaluation of Humic Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Under Simulated Traffic

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Abstract

Athletic field safety is a primary concern for turfgrass managers. Having a successful fertility program is one tool to help ensure field safety. Adequate nutrition promotes turf growth and density, which improves playing conditions and field safety. Humic substances are organic compounds that can improve plant and soil health. Manufacturers of humic products claim many benefits to turfgrass such as improved stress tolerance and improved soil structure. The objective of this study is to evaluate turfgrass performance and recovery to simulated traffic after being fertilized with humic containing products. This is part of the first year of a two-year study.

How to Cite:

Lindsey, A. & Thoms, A. & Pease, B. & Christians, N. E., (2020) “Evaluation of Humic Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Under Simulated Traffic”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2019(1).

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01 Apr 2020
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