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Agricultural environments can be described by several different variables that include soil chemical, physical, and biological data (Mele and Crowley, 2008). Soil structure provides the essential framework which maintains the basic production at farming systems (Smith and Powlson, 2003). Soil responses vary for a number of reasons, such as variability in initial ecosystem conditions, diversity in agricultural methods, variability in the mix of crops and cropping intensity, and environmental sensitivity to alteration (varying resistance and resilience) (Homburg and Sandor, 2011).

Application of compost in turf grass soils can affect dissolved organic C (DOC) levels which affects nutrient dynamics in soil such that the addition of compost in soil decreased NO3, increased P, and decreased soil pH relative to unamended soil (Wright et al. 2008). Furthermore, compost is a way to nourish roots and make a lawn stronger and greener.

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of various media cultures of soil, leaf and animal manure composts and mixes, on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of turf grass sodding.

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Effects of Three Media Cultures on Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics in Two Turf Grass Genera for Sod Production

Agricultural environments can be described by several different variables that include soil chemical, physical, and biological data (Mele and Crowley, 2008). Soil structure provides the essential framework which maintains the basic production at farming systems (Smith and Powlson, 2003). Soil responses vary for a number of reasons, such as variability in initial ecosystem conditions, diversity in agricultural methods, variability in the mix of crops and cropping intensity, and environmental sensitivity to alteration (varying resistance and resilience) (Homburg and Sandor, 2011).

Application of compost in turf grass soils can affect dissolved organic C (DOC) levels which affects nutrient dynamics in soil such that the addition of compost in soil decreased NO3, increased P, and decreased soil pH relative to unamended soil (Wright et al. 2008). Furthermore, compost is a way to nourish roots and make a lawn stronger and greener.

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of various media cultures of soil, leaf and animal manure composts and mixes, on quantitative and qualitative characteristics of turf grass sodding.