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Natural Turf Use Levels

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UMass Extension
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Authors - William M. Dest, Associate Extension Professor emeritus, University of Connecticut Storrs and J. S. Ebdon, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Featured in - SportsTurf magazine, May 2011

Few athletic field studies have been conducted to relate actual field conditions as well as maintenance practices to reported injuries.  The aim of this study was to determine the level of use that an athletic field will sustain before field conditions begin to affect the playability and safety of the field.

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