Tag: Drones

Color-enhanced thermal image of plots on June 15 (A) and Aug. 31 (B). Percentages denote fractions of reference evapotranspiration replacement. (Photo: USGA)

How drones can help detect early drought stress in turf

December 6, 2022 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., examines advances in drones and thermal imaging that could help improve water management on the course. ...

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Photo by: JamesReillyWilson / E+ / getty images

Supers share how they’re focused on the future of irrigation

August 4, 2022 By
In honor of the Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month, we talk to boots-on-the-ground pros about the future of irrigation tech in golf. ...

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Drone (Photo: The Toro Co.)

Off the Record: Remote sensing technology is humming along slowly

April 11, 2022 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses remote sensing technology and imaging systems used to scout courses for pest problems, plan IPM strategies and more. ...

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Kevin Hauschel, superintendent of the Meadow Club, uses aerial images to help communicate project updates, like this bunker renovation on the 12th hole, to members. (Photo: Kevin Hauschel)

High-flying golf course data at your fingertips

October 20, 2020 By
How a combination of in-ground soil sensors and daily drone flights helped Meadow Club cut costs and inputs while creating tournament-quality conditions. ...

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2017 Golfdom Report: Destined for drones?

January 25, 2017 By and
Only 40 percent of readers think a bird’s-eye-view of the course might be in their future. Another hot topic in Golfdom has been the use of drones on golf courses to better help maintenance teams identify areas of stress. Drone ...

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sUAS, sensors and golf courses

November 9, 2016 By
Dale Bremer, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at Kansas State University, where he conducts research using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS, commonly referred to as drones by laymen) and sensors on turfgrass research plots and golf courses to determine how ...

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