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Author(s):Leinauer, Bernd; Serena, Matteo; Sevostianova, Elena; Whitlark, Brian; Krause, Joel; Egelhoff, Wendell
Author Affiliation:Leinauer, Serena, and Sevostianova: New Mexico State University; Whitlark: United States Golf Association; Krause and Egelhoff: The Club at Las Campanas
Title:Evaluating the performance of four subsurface drip irrigation systems used on creeping bentgrass tee boxes at the Las Campanas Golf Course (Santa Fe, NM)
Section:Regional grants
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Source:Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program: 2017 Research Summaries. 2017, p. 361-367.
Publishing Information:[New York, New York]: The United States Golf Association Green Section
# of Pages:7
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Evaluations; Golf tees; Irrigation system design; Subsurface irrigation
Facility Names:Las Campanas Golf Course, in Santa Fe, New Mexico
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2016-30-600
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USGA Summary Points:Installation: SDI systems installed using the sod removal approach resulted in a faster recovery, and overall better turfgrass quality during the first months of the study. Therefore, the Netafim and Hunter tee boxes added in 2017 were installed with the sod removed. There was no visible difference between the 9" and 12" spacing in terms of water consumption, recovery and performance. Thus it appears that 12" spacing is sufficient to provide acceptable turfgrass quality even on a sandy rootzone. On a couple of occasions drip lines were inadvertently installed at the incorrect depth and spacing, resulting in unsuccessful establishment and ultimately led to the system being re-installed. With the help of the in-ground sprinkler system, turf stands recovered within a few months from post installation injury. Performance: All the SDI systems installed performed equally well in terms of turfgrass quality, with little to non-visible signs of difference between systems. The NDVI values recorded did not show any differences in stress between the controls and the SDI-irrigated tee boxes The irrigation amounts used by SDI-irrigated tee boxes were remarkably lower from those used by the control tee boxes. Sprinkler-irrigated tee boxes received 3 to 5 times more water compared to the SDI-irrigated tee boxes. It appears that the higher irrigation amounts used by sprinkler systems were due in part to overspray. Pop-up heads irrigated beyond the tee box area and ended up irrigating the surrounding native vegetation. In contrast, the SDI systems delivered the water only to the designated area. The growth of the native vegetation surrounding tee boxes was significantly reduced in SDI-irrigated tee boxes (by not giving additional water), thereby reducing or eliminating the need for maintenance of those areas.
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Leinauer, B., M. Serena, E. Sevostianova, B. Whitlark, J. Krause, and W. Egelhoff. 2017. Evaluating the performance of four subsurface drip irrigation systems used on creeping bentgrass tee boxes at the Las Campanas Golf Course (Santa Fe, NM). USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 361-367.
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