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    Notes: Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators: Abstract, Objective, Materials and Methods; p. 60-68
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    Notes: Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators: Results and discussion; p. 69-125
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    Notes: Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators: Interpreting soil quality: Spider radar graphs for multiple indicators, Conclusion, Literature Cited; p. 126-159
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Material Type:Chapter
Monographic Author(s):Pillar, Gregory Dennis
Author Affiliation:Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Title:Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators
Monographic Source:The Impact of Golf Course Construction and Management on Soil Quality: Evaluating Soil Quality with Multiple Indicators, 2002, p. 60-159.
# of Pages:100
Publishing Information:M.S. Thesis: Kansas State University
Abstract/Contents:"Golf courses are only as sustainable as their weakest natural component, which is often soil quality. This study was conducted to assess the impact of swine and dairy compost on turf soil quality as well as quantify various soil quality indicators to assist in turf management decisions. During the spring/summer of 2000 swine and dairy compost was applied at three rates on both constructed greens planted with Putter creeping bentgrass (Agrostis palustris) and tee boxes planted with a perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) at Colbert Hills Golf Course (Manhattan, KS) on a monthly basis. Soil samples were collected 15 days after each application. Soil quality indicators monitored included physical, chemical and biological soil properties such as: bulk density, porosity, cation exchange capacity, base saturation, pH, organic carbon content, microbial biomass and mineralizable nitrogen and carbon. Indicator values were used to develop a composite soil quality rating. Even over a short period of time, the application of swine and diary compost influenced a few chemical properties. Cation exchange capacity on the high-sand green more than doubled under both applications of swine and dairy compost. Electrical conductivity increased under all treatments in the high-sand green and in all treatments except the swine 1x treatment in the tee box soils. The influence of the compost on other chemical properties as well as physical and biological properties was difficult to assess due to limits imposed on the experimental design and other management practices such as fertilizer and pesticide applications. The use of a multiple indexing system proved useful in the evaluation of multiple soil quality indicators. Spider/radar graphs are an important tool to assist golf course superintendents to not only evaluate soil quality, but also to evaluate the status of other environmental ecosystems. Further research on the establishment of control limits and the usefulness of soil properties to monitor soil quality will help to strengthen the use of spider/radar graphs as an index to measure multiple indicators of environmental quality."
Language:English
References:65
See Also:See also unit record, R=89432 R=89432

See also chapter record, "Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality", p. 160-245, R=105478 R=105478
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Pillar, Gregory Dennis. 2002. Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators. In The Impact of Golf Course Construction and Management on Soil Quality: Evaluating Soil Quality with Multiple Indicators. M.S. Thesis: Kansas State University.
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http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002da.pdf
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    Notes: Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators: Abstract, Objective, Materials and Methods; p. 60-68
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002db.pdf
    Last checked: 08/2005
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    Notes: Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators: Results and discussion; p. 69-125
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002dc.pdf
    Last checked: 08/2005
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    Notes: Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators: Interpreting soil quality: Spider radar graphs for multiple indicators, Conclusion, Literature Cited; p. 126-159
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