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Getting Buckets

Micah Woods
December 02, 2019

Getting Buckets

I spoke about measuring clipping volume at a meeting with the Danish Greenkeepers Association at Copenhagen Golf Club. For more information, see my book about this topic, One Bucket at a Time: https://www.asianturfgrass.com/buckets/

Micah Woods

December 02, 2019
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  1. Getting Buckets
    Micah Woods
    Chief Scientist
    Asian Turfgrass Center
    www.asianturfgrass.com
    2 December 2019

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  2. Five reasons why
    1. Growth rate

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  3. Five reasons why
    1. Growth rate
    2. Green speed

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  4. Five reasons why
    1. Growth rate
    2. Green speed
    3. Nutrient use and supply

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  5. Five reasons why
    1. Growth rate
    2. Green speed
    3. Nutrient use and supply
    4. Consistency

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  6. Five reasons why
    1. Growth rate
    2. Green speed
    3. Nutrient use and supply
    4. Consistency
    5. Topdressing

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  7. 1. Growth rate

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  8. Old Course, St. Andrews

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  9. Kashima Soccer Stadium, Japan

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  10. Royal Bangkok Sports Club

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  11. Siam CC Plantation Course, Thailand

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  12. photo courtesy of Evan Mascitti

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  13. 2. Green speed

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  14. greenkeeper Andrew McDaniel (@drumcturf) at Keya GC, Japan

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  15. Keya GC, Japan

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  16. Keya GC, Japan

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  17. Keya GC, Japan

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  18. Eric Reasor project, photo at Koshigaya GC, Saitama, Japan

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  19. 3. Nutrient use and supply

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  20. Nichino Ryokka research center at Chiba, Japan

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  21. Chiba, Japan

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  22. For bentgrass, with every 1 mL/m2, expect a dry matter harvest of
    0.06 g/m2.

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  23. Then resupply as desired
    For example, 500 mL/m2 of bentgrass ≈ 1.2 g N/m2.
    And 0.6 g K/m2. And so on.

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  24. 4. Consistency

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  25. Augusta National GC, USA

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  26. Keya GC, Japan

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  27. 5. Topdressing

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  28. Tifeagle, Thailand

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  29. “41% of members and players complain that sanded greens play
    poorly, according to turf managers who participated in recent GCI
    research.”
    GCI Magazine—April 2018

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  30. Kanto region, Japan

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  31. Table 1: Annual clipping volume at that location from 2013 to 2016
    Year Volume Estimated dry weight N applied
    L/m2 g/m2 g/m2
    2013 4.4 266 NA
    2014 3.4 201 13
    2015 2.9 172 10
    2016 2.4 142 8.5

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  32. 1. Growth rate
    2. Green speed
    3. Nutrient use and supply
    4. Consistency
    5. Topdressing

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  33. www.asianturfgrass.com

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