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Good sports need good soil –

Texture matters

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How is soil important for sports?

As a running/playing surface

For growing a playing surface

natural

turf

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As a running/playing surface

Horse racing

Dirt bike racing/BMX

Dirt Track/stock car racing

Cross-country running

Tennis (clay courts)

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As a growing medium for turf

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What kind of soil is best for my sport?

Soil texture

Sand

Silt

Clay

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Why does soil texture matter?

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Why does soil texture matter?

Athlete’s Performance

Speed

Maneuverability

Safety of the athlete

Durability of the sports field/track

Management and maintenance costs

Water holding capacityResiliency of turf

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What happens to a race horse if …

Surface is too soft, or too sticky ?

Too hard?

Too dry and dusty?

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Churchill Downs Main Track

The Run for the Roses takes place on:

3 inches sandy loam cushion

5 inches sandy loam compacted

12 inches clay base

24.5 inches sandy loam/natural soil

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Baseball diamonds

Soil is found :

Warning track

Pitcher’s Mound

Baseline

Infield turf

Outfield

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“Dirt” track auto racing

Clay base

Around 30% clay is preferred , to keep surface tacky.

Organic materials (wood chips, decomposed hay,) can be added to help soil retain moisture.

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Golf courses need good

soil

USGA Specifications for a putting green

:

topsoil

mixture

(minimum

thickness of 12

inches )

above

an optional

1.5-2

inch coarse sand layer

above

a 4 inch layer of washed pea gravel

(¼

to 3/8

inches diameter)

Over the

4 inch tile drain

imbedded

in

native

soil or fill material.

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Golf courses need good soil

For trap sand, the range is from 1.0 to 0.25 mm, which is sand ranging from coarse to medium.

Maintenance includes topdressing with sand, (including fine sands), and aerating the soil and turf.

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Conclusions

Soil is Important for

sports.

Getting

the soil right adds

value to your favorite game.

And even has value as a collectible!

Yankee stadium “dirt”

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Soils.org/discover-soils

– information about all things soil!

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