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Adam William Thoms
Research Leader I
Center for Athletic Field Safety

 

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Tennessee Athletic Field Tester (TAFT) 
Adam Thoms, Research Leader of the Center for Athletic Field Safety at the University of Tennessee, explains the Tennessee Athletic Field Tester (TAFT).


 

Recent Publications

Impact of soil water content on hybrid bermudagrass athletic field performance.  K. H. Dickson, J. C. Sorochan, J. T. Brosnan, J. C. Stier, and J. Lee.  2018.  Crop Science.

Head impact criteria of natural grass athletic fields is affected by soil type and volumetric water content.  K. H. Dickson, W. Strunk, and J. C. Sorochan.  2018.  Sports Engineering.

Impact of Soil Water Content on Bermudagrass Athletic Field Performance.  K. H. Dickson  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Comparing dislodgeable 2,4-D residues across athletic field turfgrass species and time Jeffries, M. D., T. W. Gannon, J. T. Brosnan, and G. K. Breeden.  2016.  PLOS One.

Factors influencing dislodgeable 2,4-D plant residues from hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L. x C. transvaalensis) athletic fields Jeffries, M. D., T. W. Gannon, J. T. Brosnan, K. Ahmed, and G. K. Breeden.  2016.  PLOS One.

Shade Effects on Overseeded Bermudagrass Athletic Fields: II. Rooting, botanical composition, and traction.  Richardson, M. D., G. Mattina, M. Sarno, J. H. McCalla, D. E. Karcher, A. W. Thoms, K. H. Dickson, and J. C. Sorochan.  2016.  Crop Science.

Soil moisture effects on wear tolerance of native soil Bermudagrass athletic fields.  Dickson, K. H., J. C. Sorochan, J. T. Brosnan, J. C. Stier, and J. Lee.  2015.  Agronomy Abstracts, ASA, CSSA, SSSA, 2015..

Large Crabgrass, white clover, and hybrid bermudagrass athletic field playing quality in response to simulated traffic.  Brosnan, J. T., K. H. Dickson, J. C. Sorochan, A. W. Thoms, and J. C. Stier.  2014.  Crop Science54:1838-1843.

Evaluation of Crumb Rubber Dynamics for Improving Athletic Field Quality.  Dickson, K.  2014.  M.S. Thesis.

Changes in soil physical properties using an air-injection system on two bermudagrass athletic fields.  Dickson, K. H., J. C. Sorochan, J. C. Stier, J. T. Brosnan, and T. J. Samples.  2014.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.

Pest management practices for athletic field turf.  Brosnan, J. T.  2013.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, [CD-ROM].

Herbicide resistance: a problem on the horizon for athletic field managers?.  Brosnan, J. T., and G. K. Breeden.  2013.  SPORTSTURF, September 2013. pp. 8-10.