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Old 05-27-2009, 01:17 AM
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Northern Soccer Field photo and inputs

Heavy clay base. Irrigated. Drain tile installed last summer in worst areas. Intensively aerated spring and fall, core and deep tine. Seldom used for practices. Divots filled and seeded after every boys game, girls do not do as much damage. Goals covered last two winters (see mouse damage thread), goals and midfield (at least) topdressed a couple times a year with a predominately sand mix, plus a little compost.

4/25/09: 13-0-5 25% PSCU w/.29 Cavalcade (Prodiamine) applied at 0.5 # a.i./A; 0.5 # N/M

5/9/09: 19-0-19 62% MESA, SOP, 3% Fe applied at 1.01 # N/M

5/11/09: Millennium Ultra 2 applied at 0.88 oz/M

Mowing: began 4 day schedule March 18, pending temperatures and actual growth rate. 4 day schedule means if it was cut Monday, it will be cut again on the fourth day, which is Friday in this case. Cut more often if it is a game day.

Beginning with April 14's cut the schedule changed to every third day, more often for home games. May 20 I raised height of cut one notch (from 2.5 to 2.75 on Toro 52 Z)

Rolling: 5/23 lightly and 5/25 heavily in preparation for hosting District Tournament beginning today, May 26. By Saturday, the last tournament date, the field will have been cut 23 times this spring.

It is used for girls season JV and Varsity mid-March to end of May and boys season JV and Varsity mid-August to late October.

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