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Author(s):Young, Joseph
Author Affiliation:Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Title:A future perspective on managing turfgrass
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 118046.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cost efficiency; Equipment costs; Equipment industry trends; Futures; Precision Turf Management; Sensors; Stress factors; Technology
Abstract/Contents:"Managing resources and maximizing sustainability is imperative today and in the future of turfgrass management. Water, fertilization, and pesticide regulations have forced managers to prioritize applications without sacrificing functionality and aesthetics. Improvements from turfgrass breeders, equipment manufacturers, and turfgrass researchers have propelled greater resource sustainability in turfgrass management. However, technological advancements have created opportunities to continue reducing inputs. The primary goal of precision turfgrass management (PTM) would be to overcome spatial and temporal variability to improve consistency. The purpose of this presentation will be to discuss successes and future opportunities for expansion of PTM practices. Sensor-based technology transported by unmanned aerial vehicles, turf management equipment, or handheld versions are increasing available data to assist in PTM. Currently, these instruments can effectively identify areas of greater stress, but the underlying stressor must be determined through scouting or further analysis. The biggest research challenge will be to determine if any instruments are capable of distinguishing one stress from another. Application of PTM by practitioners is increasing, but the cost of purchasing new equipment or retrofitting equipment with accurate GPS-enabled software may slow widespread adoption. Research being conducted around the country has demonstrated improved cost benefit ratio with precision pesticide applications that help justify additional costs. However, effort should be put into developing lower cost sensors with user-friendly interfaces and application for a broader turf management market to support resource conservation and reduce environmental impact within urban turfgrass systems."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Young, J. 2019. A future perspective on managing turfgrass. Agron. Abr. p. 118046.
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