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Sports Turf by V.I. Stewart

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Chapter one

Identifying the problems

1.1 The needs of sport

Turf surfaces used for sport must be moist enough to sustain the grass, but not so moist as to affect adversely the quality of play. They will vary in character according to the special requirements of different games and the standard of provision that can be afforded. For instance, the artificial drainage system which a first-division soccer club might feel was essential to ensure play in all but the worst weather conditions could not normally be afforded or justified by the average sports club, or by a local authority responsible for the provision and maintenance of playing fields out of public funds.

Those involved in new constructions are very frequently asked to specify the usage ...

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