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Author(s):McLaughlin, Sean P.
Author Affiliation:Plant Science, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Chino Hills, CA
Title:Water conservation on bermudagrass fairways (Cynodon dactylon x. C. transvaalensis) in golf courses using soil moisture sensors
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. 119194.
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: Cynodon dactylon x Cynodon transvaalensis; Equipment evaluation; Evapotranspiration-based irrigation; Golf course irrigation; Golf fairways; Irrigation efficiency; Soil moisture sensors; Water conservation
Trade Names:Toro Turf Guard; Rain Bird Integrated Sensor System
Business Name:Tucor
Abstract/Contents:"With an estimated economic value of $84.1 billion, the entirety of the golf course industry in the United States relies heavily on the successful management of the turfgrasses on golf courses across the country (WGF, 2016). One of the greatest challenges facing golf course superintendents in the southwestern agronomic region is water consumption at their respective facilities. While many golf courses located within the United Sates rely on natural rainfall to supply sufficient water to existing turfgrasses in golf courses and landscape settings, annual average precipitation rates across much of the southwestern United States do not typically meet the minimum water requirements to sustain optimum Hybrid bermudagrass growth. Reliance on irrigation system-supplied water has become of increasing importance in the southern California area as extreme and persistent drought conditions within the past decade have severely impacted the demand for irrigation water in the golf course industry and beyond. The introduction and relative success of soil moisture sensor (SMS) technology in the agriculture industry for use in increasing irrigation efficiency in field crops has prompted its adaptation for use in landscape and turf settings at golf courses and sports fields across the United States. Soil moisture sensor technology has given agronomists the ability to quantify the relative amount of moisture present in the soil profile where the moisture sensors are installed. This field study will investigate the effectiveness of soil moisture sensor (SMS) technology offered by Toro (Turf Guard), Rain Bird (Integrated Sensor System) and Tucor on water savings in hybrid bermudagrass maintained at golf course fairway settings. Analysis of water savings and turf grass quality will be made to determine the efficacy of SMS-based irrigation in comparison to current ET-based irrigation practices."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
McLaughlin, S. P. 2019. Water conservation on bermudagrass fairways (Cynodon dactylon x. C. transvaalensis) in golf courses using soil moisture sensors. Agron. Abr. p. 119194.
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