Friday, August 30, 2013

Extremely Dry Conditions Across Central Indiana - Irrigating Sports Turf

It is extremely dry across central Indiana as the calendar turns to September 1.  Below are a few photos from a field I visited yesterday:

Bottom line - Check all of the heads on the field on a frequent basis.  Are the turning?  Do the have the correct nozzles? (photo #1)  Do they have a nozzle?  (photo #2) Are the at the correct height and pitch? (photo #3)

There will come a time every year when irrigation is critical to maintain healthy and safe sports turf.  After a wet spring, central Indiana is running almost 3 inches below normal since June 1.  With the recent warm and relatively low humidity weather conditions, turf has dried very quickly.

Click HERE to see a article from Dr AJ Powell from the University of Kentucky in regards to irrigation of sports turf.

Go to to learn more about J&D Turf.

Play on!

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