Irrigation: Science, Art and Measuring for Success

Thom Nikolai, Ph.D.

Fortunately for superintendents, the frequency and timing of irrigation and the amount of water to apply on a golf course is never cause for concern, frustration or argument. What?? Obviously, if you agree with that first sentence you shouldn't sign up for this webcast, which weaves basic soil science concepts, including field capacity, saturation, plant available water, soil moisture content, histosols and subsidence, and relates them to real-world techniques used to determine proper irrigation replacement. To help make these connections, field research with wetting agents and greenhouse experiments with soil amendments is covered. While Nikolai is known worldwide as the "Green Speed Doctor," it is important to note that he has taught both a soil science class and a golf course irrigation class for nearly a decade. He makes the class as informative, thought-provoking and entertaining as possible.

Original presentation date: Jan. 27, 2010


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Nonmember price: $60
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