The research conducted in 1995 has shown what soil variables are important when considering bearing capacity (stability) and what the relative magnitude of importance is of these variables. Also, we modeled bearing capacity and were able to interpret strength of the four selected sands from their angle of internal friction.
Because of the support from the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation for this research work, we were able to submit to the United States Golf Association (USGA) for research support in the continuation ofthis work looking specifically at golf putting greens. With your continued support and that of the USGA our goal of developing criteria for the selection of agronomically sound, technically stable sands and mixtures will be completed.
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