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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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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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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

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Filippo Rimi, Stefano Macolino and Bernd Leinauer

popular in the sod production industry because of their good sod-forming characteristics. The primary concern of sod producers is to obtain an adequate quality for harvest in the shortest possible period with minimal inputs. However, the time necessary to

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Thomas R. Sinclair, Andrew Schreffler, Benjamin Wherley and Michael D. Dukes

A key aspect in the establishment of turfgrass sod is rapid rooting or “knitting” of the sod into the underlying soil. Factors that ensure rapid sod rooting include 1) proper soil aeration; 2) adequate moisture in the underlying soil; and 3