Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Syringing Greens

I have been asked recently about syringing greens in the afternoon to keep them cool. We actually do not do this. The reason why is that research shows this is only a temporary effect. Below is a video that really illustrates well how syringing works for just a few minutes.

Along with this video from the University of Nebraska Turfgrass Science department, a written explanation can be found here:

Syringing Turf

The end of the third paragraph describes how the proven way to cool the turf canopy is through increased transpiration from air movement. Hole #3 here at Fieldstone is a great example of what additional sunlight and air movement can do to improve turf conditions. 

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