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 j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.