Instead of Shade, Let's Talk About Light

C62291821dac0dd5b7ef3b72a30cd137?s=47 Micah Woods
January 14, 2016

Instead of Shade, Let's Talk About Light

Shade from trees, buildings, clouds or mountains affects a lot of turfgrass areas, and shade can make it impossible to produce the desired turfgrass conditions. Rather than talk about the impossible, in this presentation I talk about light. Specifically, I discuss photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), the photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), and the daily light integral (DLI). These sound complicated but are quite simple and can be easily measured or estimated. With an understanding and ability to measure and communicate about PAR, PPFD, and DLI, it makes it a lot easier to manage those previously impossible shade problems.


Micah Woods

January 14, 2016