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Getting Buckets

C62291821dac0dd5b7ef3b72a30cd137?s=47 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/

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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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  4. #ClipVol

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  7. Five reasons why 1. Growth rate

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

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

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

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

    Nutrient use and supply 4. Consistency 5. Topdressing
  12. 1. Growth rate

  13. Old Course, St. Andrews

  14. Kashima Soccer Stadium, Japan

  15. Royal Bangkok Sports Club

  16. Siam CC Plantation Course, Thailand

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  18. photo courtesy of Evan Mascitti

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  21. 2. Green speed

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

  23. Keya GC, Japan

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  28. Keya GC, Japan

  29. Keya GC, Japan

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

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  34. 3. Nutrient use and supply

  35. Nichino Ryokka research center at Chiba, Japan

  36. Chiba, Japan

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  38. For bentgrass, with every 1 mL/m2, expect a dry matter

    harvest of 0.06 g/m2.
  39. 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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  41. 4. Consistency

  42. Augusta National GC, USA

  43. Keya GC, Japan

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  48. 5. Topdressing

  49. Tifeagle, Thailand

  50. “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
  51. Kanto region, Japan

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  56. 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
  57. 1. Growth rate 2. Green speed 3. Nutrient use and

    supply 4. Consistency 5. Topdressing
  58. www.asianturfgrass.com