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Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Bermudagrass
Sports Fields

 

Authors:

Bert McCarty - Clemson University
Grady Miller - University of Florida
Clint Waltz - University of Georgia
Trent Hale - Clemson University

 

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Please mention: Bulletin 1292


Table of Contents

Introduction
Field Use Capacity
Athletic Field Design
Surface and Subsurface Field Drainage
Selecting the Right Rootzone Mix
Drainage Designs
Subsurface Drainage Line Spacing
Irrigation Systems
Bermuda Cultivars for Sports Fields
Turf Establishment
Seedbed Preparation
Seeding
Vegetative Propagation
Turfgrass "Grow-In"
Cultural Practices for Established Fields
Mowing
Fertilization Practices
Soil pH
Irrigation
Dethatching (Vertical Mowing)
Soil Compaction
Topdressing
Overseeding
Overseeding Timing
Overseeding Turfgrasses
Seedbed Preparation
Overseeding Rates
Winter Management
Spring Transition
Painting Fields
Pest Control
Weeds
Insects
Nematodes
Diseases
Preparing Sports Turf Fields for Special Events
Renovating Damaged Bermudagrass Areas
Baseball Fields
Summary
References

   
 

 

   

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