Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Baldwin, Christian

Committee Member

Stewart, Barry R.

Committee Member

McCurdy, James D.

Committee Member

Tomaso-Peterson, Maria

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


Traditional aerification programs can cause substantial damage to the playing surface resulting in prolonged recovery. A growing trend in the industry involves using aerification techniques that cause minimum surface disruption; however, despite growing interest in new and alternative aerification technology, there is a lack of information in the literature comparing new or alternative technology with traditional methods on warm season grasses. Therefore, the objective of this research was to determine the best combination of new dry-injection (DI) cultivation technology with modified traditional aerification programs to achieve minimal surface disruption without a compromise in soil physical properties. Research was conducted at the Mississippi State University golf course practice putting green and at the Mississippi State University practice football field during. Treatments compared different combinations of hollow tine (HT) aerification and DI from Jun to Aug in 2014 and 2015.



aerification||cultural practices||DryJect||soil physical properties||putting greens||athletic field||ultradwarf bermudagrass