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Tag: water conservation


Fertilization needs of warm-season turfgrass irrigated with saline water

Industry researchers propose and investigate several water conservation strategies for use in turfgrass areas on golf courses. ...

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(Photo courtesy of Innisbrook Resort)

Four courses, two superintendents, one vision

December 17, 2019 By
As the home of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, Palm Harbor, Fla.’s Innisbrook Resort is the center of the golf world’s attention one week every year. After all, major champions like Jordan Spieth, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen ...

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Photos: Murphey Coy

Manipulating microbial ecology

January 25, 2018 By and
Water and fertilizer use for turfgrass and horticultural commodities is a local, state and national concern for these industries. Water availability for irrigation has decreased in recent years because of greater demands from agriculture, industry, domestic uses and climate variability. ...

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Rain Bird Water Conservation

August 28, 2017 By
Rain Bird systems offer exclusive innovations that make it easy to save water. From Central Control technologies that respond to weather in real time to diverse rotor options that target the smallest zones, Rain Bird systems help you optimize irrigation ...

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Is El Niño a boom or a bust?

May 18, 2016 By
California ranks No. 2 nationally in total number of U.S. golf courses, behind No. 1 Florida. After the recent multi-year drought, which sparked mandatory water restrictions to all sectors of water users from homeowners to the agriculture industry, the 2016 ...

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Observing California’s drought

September 24, 2014 By
I was recently in California and was able to take a firsthand look at the drought forcing golf courses to come under tough restrictions on water use. I’ve been following the articles and postings online and I’m always encouraged when ...

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