Turf Irrigation Articles

  • AquaNES: Microbiological monitoring of reused waste water for irrigation of a golf course in Agon-Countainville, France - Case Study

    The Site 9 of the AquaNES project in Agon-Countainville (France) uses secondary effluent after reed bed and sand dune filtration for golf course irrigation in a coastal area. The underlying aquifer is prone to salinization. The study of Agon-Countainville site will demonstrate how innovative water quality monitoring and modelling linked to data management and communication, facilitates an ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Editorial: Double Down On The Upside

    Last December during a staff meeting, we got into a discussion about the importance of this Editorial page in BioCycle always conveying optimism about organics recycling and our mission, now 58-years old, to conserve natural resources and build healthy soils. BioCycle’s founding publisher and editor, Jerome Goldstein, was an eternal optimist whose passion, vision and grit inspired many ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Green Industry Worker Shortage? Look to Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School for a possible solution

    It seems like every year there is a shortage of help in the green industry. I hear horror stories of H2B employees being weeks late to show up for work. Typically, they are held up because of incomplete or incorrect paperwork. I hear that many American workers that apply have very little experience or interest in our field, and it can take weeks or even months to train them – only to hope ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • 3 Ways to get rid of birds on golf courses

    Birds – Canadian Geese especially – can be a nuisance on the golf course. Canadian Geese get in the way of golfing and are known to be aggressive and territorial, especially when they are nesting. They cause physical damages on the golf course and their droppings can spread bacteria like E. coli and listeria to other animals or golfers. See what you can do to help get rid of birds on ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Golf Course Lakes Treatment

    Atlas Seis is a company with 22 years of experience acting in the fields of Energy and Environment. We have qualified and expert technicians in different fields, equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to propose the best solutions to our customers. Hereby, we present you the bioaugmentation technology and our biological product bioaqua. The eutrophication process is an enrichment of ...

  • Competing for water: golf courses in semi-arid regions. The case in Spain

    The proliferation of golf courses in tourist areas in the Mediterranean has increased water needs substantially. The objective of this paper is to model the political process associated with water distribution decision-making in water-scarce areas. This has been done by developing a pressure group model. Results allow the relative importance of pressure group size and the relationship between ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Greyline TTFM 1.0 flow meter for Golf course irrigation - Case Study

    Summerheights Golf Links in Cornwall, Ontario draws irrigation water from the South Raisin River. Flow rates in the river can become very low during dry periods so water extraction is regulated and monitored closely. Flowmeter is equipped with an optional 2-million point data logger which stores daily total, minimum and maximum flow rates. Rory MacLennan plugs a USB memory stick into the ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Focal bird species and risk assessment approach for non‐agricultural grassland scenarios in Central Europe

    The European Food Safety Authority guideline on risk assessment identifies pesticide exposure scenarios for non‐target wildlife, however this scheme is not applicable to non‐agricultural grassland. For example, different habitats and human utilisation on golf courses attract bird communities that differ from those found in agricultural fields with annual crop cycles. The present study ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Golf Club at Ravenna case study

    Located in Littleton, Colorado, among the Red Rocks in Waterton Canyon, The Golf Club at Ravenna began as a large real estate development project that included the construction of a world-class golf course.  The championship golf course needed an initial clubhouse, maintenance facility and universal golf cart storage barn and required a fast, reliable and relocatable building ...

  • Event based analysis of chlorothalonil concentrations following application to managed turf

    Chlorothalonil concentrations exceeding acute toxicity levels for certain organisms have been measured in surface water discharge events from managed turf watersheds. The duration of exceedence and the timing of these events related to precipitation/runoff and time since application, however, have not been explored. Chlorothalonil concentrations were measured from discharge waters draining a ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • High End Golf Course on Site Composting

    The Broken Sound Golf Course in Boca Raton, FL uses Managed Organic Recycling, Inc. Compost Covers to speed up the composting curing phase and reduce odors, vectors (animals and insects), and produce quality soil amendment for use on the greens.  Compost increases soil health and water retention at the same time reducing costs for chemical fertilizers and green watering. With Managed Organic ...

  • Flow monitoring for golf course irrigation - Case Study

    “We are all talking about the price of oil, but it's water we'll be fighting for in the future” Summerheights Golf Links in Cornwall, Ontario draws irrigation water from the South Raisin River. Flow rates in the river can become very low during dry periods so water extraction is regulated and monitored closely. Under a water extraction permit issued by the Ministry of The ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Food and Green Waste Composting at Luxury Golf Course

    The Broken Sound Golf Course in Boca Raton, FL uses Managed Organic Recycling, Inc. Compost Covers to speed up the composting curing phase and reduce odors, vectors (aminals and insects), and produce quality soil amendment for use on the greens.  Compost increases soil health and water retention at the same time reducing costs for chemical fertilizers and green watering. With Managed Organic ...

  • Grasspave2 Maintenance Guide

    Regular maintenance is required to maximize traffic on grass paved areas with minimum wear and tear problems. The following maintenance and repair information, compiled from more than a decade of client experience with Grassrings and Grasspave2, will enable staff to keep your grass paved areas healthy and beautiful all year long. Normal Maintenance Grasspave2 paved areas ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Effects of wastewater irrigation on soil properties and turfgrass growth

    Reuse of treated wastewater for turf irrigation is often viewed as one way to maximize existing urban water resources. The aim of this study is to evaluate the applicability of treated wastewater for turfgrass and assess the effects of continuous use of treated water on the soil and crop. Two turfgrass plots irrigated with drinking water and treated wastewater were monitored over a two-year ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drought stress responses and recovery of Texas x Kentucky hybrids and Kentucky bluegrass genotypes in temperate climate conditions

    Turf quality (TQ) decline due to drought is a major concern in cool-season turfgrass management. The study was conducted to examine whether selected Texas (TBG) x Kentucky bluegrass (KBG) hybrids (HBGs) (Poa arachnifera Torr. x P. pratensis L.) exhibit improved drought stress tolerance and recuperative ability in comparison to commonly-used KBG (P. pratensis) genotypes. Plant material included ...

  • Anthracnose disease and annual bluegrass putting green performance affected by mowing practices and lightweight rolling

    Anthracnose (Colletotrichum cereale Manns sensu lato Crouch, Clarke & Hillman) has been a devastating disease on annual bluegrass (ABG) [Poa annua L. f. reptans (Hausskn.) T. Koyama] putting green turf over the past 15 yr. The objectives of this 2-yr field trial on ABG were to evaluate the impact of mowing height (2.8, 3.2, and 3.6 mm), mowing frequency (seven and 14 times wk–1), lightweight ...

  • Nitrogen rate and mowing height effects on velvet and creeping bentgrasses for low-input putting greens

    Economics and regulations are causing golf course managers to use lower-input approaches for turfgrass maintenance. Our objective was to compare velvet bentgrass (Agrostis canina L.) and creeping bentgrass (A. stolonifera L.) cultivars for putting green turf as affected by mowing height and N rate. Field plots were established on a sand-based root zone using a strip-split plot, randomized block ...

  • Golf course to the rescue

    When ARCO was confronted with a costly mining waste cleanup, EH&S officers at the company proposed building a golf course, saving at least $15 million in shareholder dollars. There are examples that can be used to clearly illustrate the savings of tens of millions of taxpayer or corporate dollars by the efforts of small groups of EH&S leaders who reject conventional wisdom. One such ...


    By AHC Group

  • Topdressing kentucky bluegrass with compost increases soil water content and improves turf quality during drought

    Management practices that reduce landscape water consumption will become more important as potable water supplies diminish. Currently, a significant portion of urban water in hot, dry climates is used for landscaping purposes. Little information is available concerning the effects of compost topdressing after core cultivation on turfgrass drought response. The objectives of this study were to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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