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Turf Rundown – Shallow Soil Compaction Following Fraise Mowing

Fraise mowers are aggressive tractor-mounted implements that can remove plant and soil material from 0 to 5 cm (0 to 2 in.) depths. Compaction from routine traffic in turfgrass systems is usually confined to the surface 7.6 cm (3 in.) of the soil profile, which overlaps with fraise mower functional depths. Click here to learn about a study that was conducted to evaluate fraise mowing as a viable cultivation method to remove surface compaction beneath hybrid bermudagrass.