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M. Ali Harivandi, William L. Hagan, M. Zak Mousli, and Lin Wu

This research was supported by Northern Calif. Turf and Landscape Council and Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern Calif.. We thank the Grass Farm Sod Company, Morgan Hill, Calif., for supplying sod used in this study.

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Xunzhong Zhang and Erik H. Ervin

Cool-season turfgrass species such as kentucky bluegrass (KBG) and tall fescue (TF) are widely used for sod production, lawns, and athletic fields in the United States and other temperate parts of the world. Previous studies have shown that

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Karl Guillard, Richard J.M. Fitzpatrick, and Holly Burdett

Quantitative measurement of sod strength has been reported previously in the literature and is typically related to the force required to shear a strip of sod into two separate pieces. Several devices have been designed to quantitatively measure sod

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Juming Zhang, Michael Richardson, Douglas Karcher, John McCalla, Jingwen Mai, and Hanfu Luo

for turf are either sterile hybrids or cultivars that produce insufficient quantities of viable seed ( Hanna et al., 2013 ). As such, both species are commonly planted vegetatively by sodding, plugging, or sprigging. Sprigging is a vegetative planting

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D. Michael Glenn and Michael J. Newell

Excessive vegetative growth in peach causes canopy shading that reduces fruit bud initiation in the canopy interior and increases pruning costs and time ( Chalmers et al., 1981 ; Guilivo et al., 1984 ; Hayden and Emerson, 1973 ). Sod in the drive

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D.L. Turner, S.S. Sharpe, and Ray Dickens

1 Research Associate. 2 Graduate Research Assistant. 3 Professor of Turf Management. Alabama Agr. Expt. Sta. Journal Series no. 3-881823P. We thank Beck's Zoysia and Nursery, Auburn, Ala., for the donation of sod production areas for these

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Anne Marie Johnson and Ted Whitwell

the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station. This paper is a portion of a thesis submitted by Anne Marie Johnson in fulfilling a MS degree requirement. This research was funded, in part, by Super Sod Inc., of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Use of

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Ronnie W. Schnell, Donald M. Vietor, Richard H. White, Tony L. Provin, and Clyde L. Munster

mineralization over immobilization rates from organic amendments is insufficient to meet turfgrass requirements, supplemental fertilizer N applications could be needed ( Flavel and Murphy, 2006 ). Turfgrass coverage rates and the duration between sod harvests

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Neil L. Heckman, Garald L. Horst, Roch E. Gaussoin, and Kevin W. Frank

48824-1325. Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Agricultural Research Division journal series number 12876. We thank L.A. Wit for preparation of the sod storage site and technical support in the field. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in

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Xiaoyan Dai, Donald M. Vietor, Frank M. Hons, Tony L. Provin, Richard H. White, Thomas W. Boutton, and Clyde L. Munster

, incorporation of large, volume-based rates of CMB amendments reduce soil bulk density, sod weight, and the portion of native soil removed in sod harvests ( Vietor et al., 2007 ). Moreover, the volume-based rates of CMB, which are recommended for remediation of