Effects of Wetting Agent Timing on Native Soil Athletic Fields

dc.contributor.author Pease, Ben
dc.contributor.author Thoms, Adam
dc.contributor.author Christians, Nick
dc.contributor.department Extension and Experiment Station Publications
dc.contributor.department Horticulture
dc.date 2018-08-25T17:57:39.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:39:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Athletic field playability and safety is a growing national concern, particularly at the high school sports level. Athletic field usage rates increase each year while field maintenance budgets are stagnant, if not reduced. Research is needed on improving cultural practices to maximize playability and safety of natural grass athletic fields, especially in reference to prolonging field surface integrity throughout the extended high school football season. Many athletic fields endure multiple practices and games per week. Despite weather-related conditions detrimental to field integrity, Friday night games cannot be rescheduled and practice field availability is often lacking. The objective of this trial is to investigate the use of wetting agent products and application timings as part of a native soil natural grass athletic field management plan to improve rootzone water content management. Multiple types of wetting agents and two application timings/rates were tested to determine product methodology and efficacy.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1424
dc.identifier.contextkey 11851321
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/farmprogressreports-180814-2043
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/34695
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.title Effects of Wetting Agent Timing on Native Soil Athletic Fields
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dc.type.genre horticulture_station
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