Warm-season species generate sports surfaces with different playability

This study was aimed at evaluating the FIFA-standard playing characteristics of different sports turf surfaces obtained from three commonly used C4 turfgrass species: 1) Tifway 419 hybrid bermudagrass, 2) Zeon manilagrass, and 3) Salam seashore paspalum for factors concerning leaf tissue and canopy structure. Results showed that surfaces of different C4 turfgrass species generate different playability parameters, with seashore paspalum being a harder faster surface, manilagrass being a softer slower surface, and hybrid bermudagrass showing intermediate characteristics.

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