Full TGIF Record # 121263
Item 1 of 1
Web URL(s):http://gsrpdf.lib.msu.edu/ticpdf.py?file=/1940s/1940/400260.pdf#page=2
    Last checked: 01/24/2017
    Requires: PDF Reader
    Notes: Item is within a single large file
Publication Type:
Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Watering turf
Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1940, p. 61-62.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:It has been my understanding that proper watering is fundamentally deep watering, and that the guide as to the quantity of water needed to be supplied is the degree to which the rainfall varies from normal. Should an attempt be made through irrigation to supply the soil with the exact deficiency from normal? Any information on the subject of watering will be appreciated.
Source of Question:Pennsylvania
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation rates; Irrigation requirements; Recommendations
Answer/Response:Your statement about the desirability of deep watering in preference to shallow watering is correct. In a general way, in your district normal rainfall will keep turf in reasonably good condition. Heavy showers with excessive run-off or extreme drought will, however, modify these requirements. If on the first of April you have a deficiency of 2 inches and the early part of April continues dry, we would add no water until the grass shows definitely that it is suffering from lack of water. This will be expressed in the wilting and gradual browning of the turf, particularly in rather limited spots. Then use water to wet the soil down to a depth of at least 4 or 5 inches.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1940. Watering turf. Turf Culture [II]. 2(1):p. 61-62.
Fastlink to access this record outside TGIF: https://tic.msu.edu/tgif/flink?recno=121263
If there are problems with this record, send us feedback about record 121263.
Choices for finding the above item:
Web URL(s):
    Last checked: 01/24/2017
    Requires: PDF Reader
    Notes: Item is within a single large file
Find Item @ MSU
MSU catalog number: SB 433.25 .C66
Request through your local library's inter-library loan service (bring or send a copy of this TGIF record)