Irrigation of turfgrass with municipal effluent and potable water : soil, water and turf quality aspects

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Title:
Irrigation of turfgrass with municipal effluent and potable water : soil, water and turf quality aspects
Author:
Hayes, Alan Raymond,1956-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This field experiment evaluated the use of secondary treated municipal wastewater for irrigation of turfgrasses. Common bermudagrass (Cvnodon dactvlon L. Pers.) was seeded to a gravelly sandy loam. In the Fall, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) was overseeded to maintain an actively growing turf. Plots were irrigated identically with either effluent or potable water. Soil and water samples were collected periodically and analyzed for pH, salinity, major cations, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Turf quality was assessed using a visual evaluation technique. Effluent irrigation produced significantly lower seed germination and resulted in increased salinity, sodium, nitrate and phosphorus concentrations in soils. Leachate waters contained greater salinity and higher concentrations of major cations than irrigation waters. Established effluent irrigated turf did not show signs of salt stress and produced turf quality as good as potable irrigated plots. High quality turf was grown using secondary sewage effluent for irrigation.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Sewage irrigation.; Turfgrasses -- Irrigation -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Soil and Water Science; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Pepper, Ian L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIrrigation of turfgrass with municipal effluent and potable water : soil, water and turf quality aspectsen_US
dc.creatorHayes, Alan Raymond,1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Alan Raymond,1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis field experiment evaluated the use of secondary treated municipal wastewater for irrigation of turfgrasses. Common bermudagrass (Cvnodon dactvlon L. Pers.) was seeded to a gravelly sandy loam. In the Fall, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) was overseeded to maintain an actively growing turf. Plots were irrigated identically with either effluent or potable water. Soil and water samples were collected periodically and analyzed for pH, salinity, major cations, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Turf quality was assessed using a visual evaluation technique. Effluent irrigation produced significantly lower seed germination and resulted in increased salinity, sodium, nitrate and phosphorus concentrations in soils. Leachate waters contained greater salinity and higher concentrations of major cations than irrigation waters. Established effluent irrigated turf did not show signs of salt stress and produced turf quality as good as potable irrigated plots. High quality turf was grown using secondary sewage effluent for irrigation.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSewage irrigation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTurfgrasses -- Irrigation -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil and Water Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPepper, Ian L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213331466en_US
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