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Title: Topsoil and seeding studies at Purdue University, Indiana
Authors: Purdue University. Engineering Experiment Station.
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers.
Yoder, Eldon J. (Eldon Joseph)
Keywords: Soil fertility
Grasses
Turf management
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface: During and since World War II, the Corps of Engineers has conducted turf investigations at various locations within the continental United States as part of a general airfields investigational program. The turf studies described here were undertaken to augment previous turf investigations and to supplement studies conducted at the Waterways Experiment Station. The findings of the studies at WES were reported in Waterways Experiment Station Technical Memorandum No. 3-354, "Topsoil and Seeding Studies at Vicksburg, Mississippi," dated February 1953. The studies were formulated at a conference in the Office of the Chief of Engineers on 14 December 1949 and were authorized in "Instructions and Outline" dated December 1949. The work at Purdue University was carried out in accordance with Contract No. DA-22-079-eng-19 between Purdue University Engineering Experiment Station and the Waterways Experiment Station. The studies were conducted by the Engineering Experiment Station at Purdue University during the period October 1950-May 1952. The work reported in this paper was accomplished through the cooperation of various staff members of the Joint Highway Research Project. Acknowledgment is made of the assistance given by Mr. W. B. Luttrell in the construction of the test site, including preparation of the subgrade, placing of the training boards, and placing and mixing of the topsoils. Mr. J. E. Baerwald, Graduate Research Assistant, Joint Highway Research Project, assisted in the surveying of the test site and also in the construction of the sections. Appreciation is due: Mr. E. C. Meredith, engineer of the Waterways Experiment Station, for his assistance and advice pertaining to seeding and fertilizing the test plot; Dr. G. O. Mott of the Agronomy Department, Purdue University, for his suggestions regarding the seed and fertilizer formula used on the test plot. He also furnished assistance in the seeding and fertilizing operations. Dr. W. H. Daniel of the Agronomy Department assisted in rating the sections after turf was established and supervised refertilizing the plot each spring. He also gave valuable advice relative to maintenance of the turf sections.
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