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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Night or day watering
Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1940, p. 63-64.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:Our watering system is of the hose and sprinkler type and in order to make the necessary coverage we are often compelled to water our turf in the daytime. Criticism has been expressed of our day watering in that it results in heavy losses of water. I would like to have your opinion on day watering as opposed to night watering.
Source of Question:New York
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation scheduling; Recommendations
Answer/Response:All of the tests that have been made with watering seem to indicate that from the standpoint of grass there is little difference whether the water is applied during the night or during the day. There is no doubt a little more loss of water during the day than during the night applications. On the other hand, where the hose and sprinkler system is used, there is a distinct advantage in watering in the daytime, since the men operating the sprinklers can see in the daytime where the sprinklers should be placed to get the most water on the driest areas. On turfed areas, such as golf fairways or sportsfields where there may be heavy play in the daytime, another question arises. In such cases the question of day as against night watering may be decided on the basis of convenience from the standpoint of play as well as convenience in handling the labor and equipment. Grass seems to be well satisfied with an adequate supply of water either in daylight or dark.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1940. Night or day watering. Turf Culture [II]. 2(1):p. 63-64.
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