Localized Dry Spot

  • On Course Solutions Doing More with Less Doesn't Have to Mean Less by Matt Lean

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, this session features solutions other superintendents have created to solve their facilities' challenges.

  • Wetting agents improve root-zone moisture distribution

    Wetting agents reduce localized dry spot without adversely affecting root-zone moisture. Read this article in the December 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Relationship between distribution uniformity and soil moisture content

    Tests on a sand-based green suggest that soil moisture measurements and hand watering are critical to mitigating localized dry spot. Read this article in the December 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Ready to roll?

    Michigan State University’s “Doctor of Green Speed” offers his top 10 reasons why lightweight rolling is good for your greens. Read this article in the April 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • More FAQs about LDS: Hot spots and label rates

    Superintendents often wonder whether it’s all right to treat only the areas that show localized dry spot rather than the entire green and if more of a good thing is better when it comes to wetting agents.Read this article in the June 2007 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Turfgrass stress, water-repellent soils and LDS

    The need to maintain low mowing heights and fast green speeds increases the occurrence of localized dry spots caused by water-repellent soil. Read this article in Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Controlling LDS with a fungicide

    A common fungicide does not always prevent a water-repellent soil. Read this article in the August 2001 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Fight localized dry spots through the roots

    Using wetting agents to treat an entire green may be the best way to combat localized dry spots. Read this article in the July 2001 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.