Development of state of the art hydrosprigging methodology to grow the Australian turfgrass industry

Lambrides, Christopher, Van Tran, Thinh and Fukai, Shu (2014). Development of state of the art hydrosprigging methodology to grow the Australian turfgrass industry. In: IHC2014: XXIX International Horticultural Congress, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 17-22 August, 2014.

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Author Lambrides, Christopher
Van Tran, Thinh
Fukai, Shu
Title of paper Development of state of the art hydrosprigging methodology to grow the Australian turfgrass industry
Conference name IHC2014: XXIX International Horticultural Congress
Conference location South Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 17-22 August, 2014
Convener ICMS Australasia
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Oral presentation
Open Access Status
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Soil erosion and stabilisation are huge problems facing Australian land users including those working in agriculture, mining, road construction and urban sports and community landscapes. For example, soil erosion from river basins containing intensive agriculture has been estimated to be 1.26 x 109 t/yr There is a large opportunity for the Australian Turfgrass industry to play a role in providing solutions to Australia’s land stabilisation issues. If ten per cent of these denuded landscapes can be vegetated by turfgrasses the Turfgrass industry as a whole can benefit greatly particularly in the current economic climate where the hangover from the global financial crisis has been persistent. Collectively, the areas to be stabilised are enormous and to date the methods used to revegetate these land masses are limited. Hydro-sprigging (HS) is an inexpensive, automated method of delivering grass sprigs (stolons) with a hydraulic pump to large areas of bare soil. In this study we present our latest research on developing state of the art hydro-sprigging methods.
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