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    Notes: [Frontsmatter], List of Figures, List of Tables, Acknowledgements, Dedication; p. [1-3], i-xxiv
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    Notes: Literature Review; p. 1-50
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    Notes: Construction of a soil quality index for turf grass ecosystems; p. 51-59
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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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    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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    Notes: Appendices; p. 246-295
Publication Type:
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Report
Material Type:Thesis
Monographic Author(s):Pillar, Gregory Dennis
Author Affiliation:Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Monograph Title:The Impact of Golf Course Construction and Management on Soil Quality: Evaluating Soil Quality with Multiple Indicators, 2002.
# of Pages:322
Publishing Information:M.S. Thesis: Kansas State University
Collation:[3]; xxiv; 295 pp.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Golf course construction; Chemical properties of soil; Physical properties of soil; Biological properties of soil; Golf courses in the environment; Landscape responses to environment; Environmental impact statements; Native grasses; Composts; Soil amendments; Grasslands; Comparisons; Monitoring
Facility Names:Colbert Hills Golf Course, in Manhattan, Kansas
Abstract/Contents:"Somewhere in the United States, on average, more than one new golf course opens every day. With the recent boom in golf course construction, there is greater need to understand the environmental impacts of construction and management of golf courses. Golf courses are only as sustainable as their weakest natural component, which is often soil quality. Little research has been conducted on the assessment of the long-term impact and sustainability of golf courses on the soil environment. A method for evaluating environmental quality of large-scale landscapes such as golf courses that connects scientific research and public use is in great demand. The development of a multiple indexing system to gauge the environmental quality of golf courses was used to examine the impact and influence of golf course construction and management on soil quality. The overlying goal was to use the multiple indexing system (spider/radar graphs) to assist golf course superintendents to evaluate environmental quality. Two studies conducted at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, KS were used to assess the impact of golf course management and construction on environmental quality. A small-scale study was used to evaluate the use of swine and dairy compost on high-sand greens and tee boxes. Seventeen soil quality indicators were monitored over six months from May to October 2000. Even over this short time these amendments influenced some of the soil quality indicators. The use of a multiple index system allowed for easy identification of areas requiring remediation or additional attention. A second study was initiated in 1997-1998 to assess the impact of golf course construction on environmental quality. Measurements of native, or pre-construction conditions were made on a natural grassland site prior to construction to establish baseline values for a host of physcial, chemical, and biological soil quality indicators. After construction was completed in May 2000, the same sites were sampled each spring and fall. Using a multiple indexing system (spider/radar graphs), the status of eighteen different soil quality indicators were monitored. The construction of Colbert Hills and the resulting management have impacted numerous soil properties. The construction of the golf course had an immediate impact on soil quality indicators and while some such as aggregate stability and soil pH have started to slowly return to pre-construction conditions, others such as numerous biological properties continue to be at levels below the pre-construction conditions. Further work is recommended to closely monitor indicators that continue to be below or above established control limits. Additional research will help to strengthen soil quality indices as well as provide more conclusive evidence about the impact golf course management and construction has on environmental quality. Use of the spider/radar graphs to evaluate the status of environmental quality at Colbert Hills Golf Course has illustrated the promise this technique has as a management tool."
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Subject Headings:
Golf courses -- design and construction; Soils -- sampling; Soils -- quality; Turf management -- research
Language:English
References:111
See Also: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

See also chapter record, "Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality", p. 160-245, R=105478 R=105478
Note:Pictures, b/w
Figures
Tables
Graphs
Advisor: Stephen J. Thien
Includes appendix A, "Chemical, Biological, and Physical Data", p. 246-265
Includes appendix B, "Temperature Data for Green and Tee Box Soils", p. 266-273
Includes appendix C, "Standardized Data for Green and Tee Box Soils", p. 274-278
Includes appendix D, "Chemical, Biological, and Physical Data", p. 279-291
Includes appendix E, "Standardized Data for Fairway Soils", p. 292-294
Includes appendix F, "Water Quality Analysis of the Water System for the City of Manhattan, KS", p. 295
Includes list of figures, p. xi-xix
Includes list of tables, p. xx-xxii
Includes Acknowledgments, p. xxiii
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Pillar, Gregory Dennis 2002. 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/pillar2002a.pdf
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    Notes: [Frontsmatter], List of Figures, List of Tables, Acknowledgements, Dedication; p. [1-3], i-xxiv
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002b.pdf
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    Notes: Literature Review; p. 1-50
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002c.pdf
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    Notes: Construction of a soil quality index for turf grass ecosystems; p. 51-59
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
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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
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
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002eb.pdf
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    Notes: Impact of golf course construction and management on turf soil quality: Results and discussion; p. 166-222
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002ec.pdf
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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
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/thesdiss/pillar2002f.pdf
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    Notes: Appendices; p. 246-295
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