Aquaflex for Golf Greens

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“Aquaflex is a terrific tool to better determine the ideal moisture to maintain firm, fast, and viable greens.””

Mark Hoban, Certified Superintendent at the Standard Club, Atlanta, USA

The Golf Course Industry is moving into a new era in terms of the impact of Environmental Awareness in the way Golf Courses operate.

As a result of implementing good environmental stewardship Golf Courses can improve the profitability and sustainability of their operations.

The Aquaflex Soil Moisture Sensor provides soil moisture and temperature information in a concise and easy to understand manner allowing
intelligent Irrigation management decisions to be made.

The savings in water can be substantial – in addition pumping costs are reduced and less fertilizers and nutrients are leached due to over irrigation.

“By using Aquaflex I have been able to cut back my watering schedule to the greens by 40%”

Darrin Spierings, Golf Course Superintendent, NorthStone CC, NC, USA

Without soil moisture monitoring it is very difficult to determine the current soil water status and the actions that must be taken to optimize irrigation management.

Aquaflex has been deployed extensively in turf applications – from Research to Stadiums to Golf Courses.
It’s 3m length and the spatial averaging this provides means it is ideally suited to turf applications where both soil moisture and irrigation application are usually extremely variable.

Research organizations in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand have all used Aquaflex to assist them in compiling Irrigation Best practices for the industry.

“Since installing the Aquaflex soil moisture sensor, we have been able to quantify with greater precision the effect of varying depths of rootzone sand on moisture retention”

Dr Richard Gibbs: Scientific Services Manager, NZ Sports Turf Institute

 

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