The latest irrigation technologies have brought greater levels of control over all aspects of irrigation management. They are your caretaker and your watchdog, helping you optimize plant health, playing conditions, conserve water and energy, and manage costs. Managed correctly, they provide all the information needed to ensure all areas of your course receive only the volume of water they need.
Over-applying water isn’t just wasteful; it results in a shallow root system, producing a stressed grass plant that becomes more susceptible to disease and insect damage. It also encourages weeds, including Poa annua, to proliferate. Overwatering also diminishes the investment you’ve made in fertilizers and plant protection products. Granular applications can be washed from areas of the ground resulting in an uneven effect on the turf, while liquid applications can be washed through the rootzone before they can be effective.
Five ways you can improve irrigation on your golf course:
Many irrigation systems have a wealth of features and are often underutilized. Ask your Distributor and look out for training events and seminars in your area and at trade shows which focus on improving irrigation system efficiency. When your software’s working as hard as you do, it becomes a really valuable member of your team.
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