Soil Science Honors Theses and Research Papers
The food that nourishes us, the water that we drink and the air that we breathe all depend on soils and their life-sustaining properties. The programs of the Department of Soil Science are designed to improve basic understanding and practical management of soil resources in natural, agricultural and urban ecosystems.Soil Science at the UW-Madison provides an understanding of the practical application of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science principles to integrated land use and environmental protection. Soil Science graduates enjoy a wide array of science, technology and business opportunities in economic and environmentally sound management of natural, agricultural and urban ecosystems.
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(2008)Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) is the preferred turfgrass species for golf course putting greens because of its high shoot density and tolerance for low mowing which results in a smooth, fast playing surface. ...