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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Abstract, Objective, Materials and Methods; p. 160-165
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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Results and discussion; p. 166-222
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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Interpreting soil quality: Spider radar graphs for multiple indicators, Conclusion, Literature Cited; p. 223-245
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Material Type:Chapter
Monographic Author(s):Pillar, Gregory Dennis
Author Affiliation:Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Title:Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality
Monographic Source:The Impact of Golf Course Construction and Management on Soil Quality: Evaluating Soil Quality with Multiple Indicators, 2002, p. 160-245.
# of Pages:86
Publishing Information:M.S. Thesis: Kansas State University
Abstract/Contents:"A method for evaluating environmental quality of a large-scale landscape, such as golf courses, that bridge scientific research and public use is in great demand. A study was conducted to monitor soil quality criteria and devise a system to assess the long-term impact and sustainability of golf courses on the soil environment. Research was initiated in 1997-1998 at a time that a future golf course site was in a natural grassland condition. In 1998-1999 the course was in a construction phase with extensive modification of the original soil in all fairways. During the next several years the same sites were sampled each spring and fall with the goal to quantify indicators of soil quality and follow their change during the construction and establishment of the golf course. Using a multiple indexing system, soil quality control charts were used to produce spider/radar graphs, which, in turn, were used to quantify numerous soil quality indicators. Since the completion of construction numerous changes to pre-construction conditions were observed. The 10th and 18th fairways contained excess carbonates, which resulted in high soil pH and high calcium saturation levels. Soluble salts were found to be within the control limits for sustainability, however, these levels were well above pre-construction conditions. Soil bulk density and porosity were also within the allowable control limits, however, the 13th fairway had bulk density values below the lower control limit for turf grasses but similar to pre-condition levels of natural tall and short prairie grasses. Aggregate stability was initially quite low after construction but over the course of two years gradually increased to levels near pre-construction conditions. Microbial properties fluctuated over the two years after construction. However, potentially mineralizable C and N, microbial biomass C and N, and total C and N were lower compared to pre-construction and undisturbed soil conditions. These properties may take years to recover or may never return to preconstruction conditions. While numerous soil quality indicators did degrade over the course of construction and post construction, the use of a multiple indexing system proved useful in the composite evaluation of multiple soil quality indicators. Further research and data collection on these indicators will help to strengthen the use of spider/radar graphs as an index to measure multiple indicators of environmental quality and provide soil managers with a reliable view of their soils' quality status."
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Subject Headings:
Turf management -- Research.; Golf courses -- Design and Construction.; Soils -- Quality.; Soils -- Sampling
Language:English
References:46
See Also:See also unit record, R=89432 R=89432

See also chapter record, "Impact of dairy and swine amendments on turf soil quality: Evaluating soil quality with multiple indicators", p. 60-159, R=105477 R=105477
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Pillar, Gregory Dennis. 2002. Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality. 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/pillar2002ea.pdf
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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Abstract, Objective, Materials and Methods; p. 160-165
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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Results and discussion; p. 166-222
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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Interpreting soil quality: Spider radar graphs for multiple indicators, Conclusion, Literature Cited; p. 223-245
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MSU catalog number: SB 433 .P55 2002
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