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Effects of Various Wetting Agents on Athletic Turfgrass Under Simulated Traffic

Authors: Thomas Donelan (Iowa State University) , Adam Thoms (Iowa State University) , Thomas Gould (Iowa State University) , A.J. Lindsey (Iowa State University)

  • Effects of Various Wetting Agents on Athletic Turfgrass Under Simulated Traffic

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    Effects of Various Wetting Agents on Athletic Turfgrass Under Simulated Traffic

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Abstract

Wetting agents are amphiphilic compounds that typically are applied to turfgrass to increase soil water retention. These typically are used on golf course greens, fairways, and on athletic turfgrass to decrease drought stress. While being widely used by turfgrass managers, minimal research exists on the effect wetting agents have on turfgrass quality and athletic playability under traffic. The objective of this study is to evaluate different market available wetting agents on athletic turfgrass under simulated traffic to evaluate the effects on soil physical properties, turfgrass quality, and athletic safety.

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Donelan, T., Thoms, A., Gould, T. & Lindsey, A., (2022) “Effects of Various Wetting Agents on Athletic Turfgrass Under Simulated Traffic”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 61–62.

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Published on
31 May 2022