Friday, 5 April 2013

Moisture Levels & Soil Temperatures

Readings were taken over four greens today and the average results overall were:

Average Moisture Content = 32%

Average Soil Temperature = 2.4 degrees

Moisture readings are excellent considering recent weather. During the summer, moisture content levels are maintained between a target of 20-30%. This shows how successful and beneficial greens maintenance is (aeration), for keeping the ground free draining and relatively dry in wet conditions. Which results in better performing greens during the winter months.

Ground temperatures are low as expected and this highlights why there is no growth. It will take many weeks or warm weather to warm the soil for growth.

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