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Bruce R. Roberts, Henry F. Decker, Kenneth J. Bagstad, and Kathleen A. Peterson

We thank the City of Columbus, OH for financially supporting this work and for providing the Com-Til and flume sand. Use of trade names is for the reader's information only and does not imply endorsement over similar products with like

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Ty A. McClellan, Roch E. Gaussoin, Robert C. Shearman, Charles S. Wortmann, Martha Mamo, Garald L. Horst, and David B. Marx

( Beard, 2002 ) but are the most trafficked and intensively managed portion of the golf course ( Witteveen and Bavier, 1998 ). Golf course putting green construction techniques typically use sand-based root zones to maintain desirable physical

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Zhuangjun Zhao, Margaret Mukami Gitau, Tao Hu, Yan Xie, Longxing Hu, and Jinmin Fu

Gupta (2001) . The sand was sifted through a 20-mesh sieve and mixed with peat in the ratio of 7:3. Peat served as the organic material with an N–P–K value of ≥2% as it appeared on the label. Perennial ryegrass (cv. Quick Start II) obtained from Wuhan

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Tom A. Street, Richard B. Doyle, and Dugald C. Close

grown for 5 months (15 Oct. 2009 to 8 Mar. 2010) in soil and sand media, with and without biochar, under a range of irrigation, fertilization, and biological treatments. Glass house temperature ranged between 18 and 26 °C. Soil and biochar treatments

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Vickie Murphy, Kimberly Moore, M. Patrick Griffith, and Chad Husby

substrates on germination and early seedling growth of Z. fairchildiana , Z. cunaria , and Z. portoricensis ( Calonje et al., 2010 ). Over a period of 14 months, Turface, silica sand (6/20), and one mixed substrate (organic and inorganic components

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Francisco García-Sánchez and James P. Syvertsen

rootstock. We determined leaf Cl – and Na + , the ability to maintain plant growth, and physiological function under salinity stress. We contrasted three substrates: Candler sand soil, Floridana sandy clay soil, and a soilless peat-based potting media

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Huisen Zhu and Deying Li

incorporation of compost to soil ( Wright et al., 2008 ). Salinity is more problematic on fairways than on putting greens and tee boxes on a golf course because greens and tees are usually constructed with sand-based root zones and drainage systems, which allow

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Lyn A. Gettys and Kimberly A. Moore

, Atlanta, GA)], sand [grain diameter 0.25–0.5 mm (Multi-Purpose Sand; Sakrete, Charlotte, NC)], or 50/50 (v/v) mix of topsoil and sand (hereafter “mix”). Pots were filled to a depth of about 8 cm, and 6 g of 15N–3.9P–10K controlled-release fertilizer

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Genhua Niu, Denise S. Rodriguez, Rosa Cabrera, John Jifon, Daniel Leskovar, and Kevin Crosby

bell pepper, by growing them in commercial potting mix and irrigating the seedlings with saline solutions at various salinities. Materials and Methods Seedling emergence (Expt. 1). Two soils were used: 1) Blue Point loamy sand, which is

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Yang Gao and Deying Li

plastic containers (6 × 6 × 6 inches) containing two different root-zone mediums. The first root-zone medium was sand with particle size conforming to the U.S. Golf Association (1993) specifications, 0.1% organic matter (OM), and pH of 7.6. The second