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Sports Field Recovery from Unplanned Suspension of Maintenance Activities

Authors: Thomas Gould (Iowa State University) , Adam Thoms (Iowa State University) , Nick Christians (Iowa State University) , Ben Pease (Iowa State University)

  • Sports Field Recovery from Unplanned Suspension of Maintenance Activities

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    Sports Field Recovery from Unplanned Suspension of Maintenance Activities

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Abstract

Athletic field managers may face periods of unplanned suspension of maintenance activities. This can be due to a variety of reasons including pandemics seen recently with COVID-19. When turf managers return, turf height of cut (HOC) can be much higher than desired. Reducing HOC can be stressful for the plant, and information is lacking for the most efficient and effective way to reduce turf HOC. The objective of this research is to determine the best management plan to reduce HOC and provide a surface that is uniform, aesthetically pleasing, and safe for athletes. This is the first year of a two-year study.

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Gould, T., Thoms, A., Christians, N. & Pease, B., (2021) “Sports Field Recovery from Unplanned Suspension of Maintenance Activities”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 4.

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Published on
02 Mar 2021