Water-Atmosphere-Turfgrass-Edaphic/Soil-Relations (W.A.T.E.R.) for Efficient Water Management

As water issues become increasingly important, many superintendents are developing and implementing water conservation plans. Efficient Water Management identifies atmospheric and edaphic factors influencing water management and the importance of water conservation. You'll learn to develop a basic irrigation guidance program and create an overall water management program, which focuses on water conservation through improved irrigation application.

Course modules

This course contains five chapters, each featuring a chapter outline, learning objectives, in-depth reading material, interactive reviews, and outstanding photos and illustrations. Each chapter is broken down into a number of sections, so there is no need to complete the entire course, or even one chapter, in a sitting.

The chapters for the course are as follows:

Chapter 1: An Overview of Water
Chapter 2: Atmospheric Factors Influencing Water Management
Chapter 3: Turfgrass Characteristics and Water Management
Chapter 4: Edaphic Factors Influencing Water Management
Chapter 5: The System: Soil - Plant - Atmosphere - Continuum

Target audience

Golf course superintendents, assistants, technicians, agronomy and horticulture students, grounds managers, turf industry professional or anyone who desires a better understanding of turfgrass water management should take this course.

Created with:

Bob Carrow, Ph.D., and Clint Waltz, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Ronny Duncan, Ph.D.

Three ways to order:

  • Online: Click "Order Now" and follow prompts. You'll be emailed access to the printable notes, and the CD will be mailed within three business days.
  • By fax: Use this form to order today!
  • By phone: Call GCSAA at (800) 472-7878

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