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Author(s):Carrow, Robert N.; Cline, Van
Author Affiliation:Carrow: Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Georgia Experiment Station, University of Georgia, Griffin, Ga.; Cline: Manager of Turf Agronomics and Research, The Toro Co., Bloomington, Minn.
Title:Precision turf management: A new water audit based on soil moisture
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 79, No. 8, August 2011, p. 76-80, 82.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: GIS; Golf fairways; Irrigation audit; Irrigation uniformity; Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; Precision Turf Management; Soil moisture sensors; Sprinkler spacing; Volumetric water content
Abstract/Contents:Details precision turfgrass management, "the application of principles of precision agriculture to turfgrass management." States that the foundational principles are site-specific management; intensive site-specific information; key soil and plant properties; mobile, multiple-sensor devices; and that all site data are GPS (global positioning system) labeled. Discusses the Toro Precision Sense 6000 device, used for conducting irrigation water audits. Overviews a traditional method for water audits using catch-cans, and presents a method for use that focuses on soil moisture levels. Includes research result tables depicting soil moisture metrics for a fairway, as well as its percentage of volumetric water content. Reports that "information about the distances between irrigation heads combined with data and maps of fairways and individual irrigation-head impact areas can determine whether there are just a few head-spacing problems or whether heads are consistently spaced too wide."
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Carrow, R. N., and V. Cline. 2011. Precision turf management: A new water audit based on soil moisture. Golf Course Manage. 79(8):p. 76-80, 82.
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