Horticulture Research Station

Proprietary Nutrient Program for Aerification Recovery


Abstract

Core aerification is an effective cultivation activity employed by golf courses, athletic fields, and lawn care companies to manage thatch amounts in turfgrass and to alleviate soil compaction due to traffic in turfgrass systems. In the case of golf course putting greens, tees, and fairways, quick recovery of aerification holes is preferred because slow recovery reduces turf quality and golfer satisfaction. Course owners and private club greens committees often are against the practice of aerification due to potential loss of revenue. Yet because of the many agronomic benefits of aerification, turf managers perform this task multiple times annually. Therefore, nutrient programs to improve recovery timeframe need to be investigated.

Keywords: Turfgrass

How to Cite: Thoms, A & Pease, B . (2019) “Proprietary Nutrient Program for Aerification Recovery”, Iowa State University Farm Progress Reports. 2018(1).

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Published on
26 Apr 2019