Drought

  • How to Save 72 million Gallons of Water presentation by Matt Gourlay CGCS

    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.

  • The Use of Cold Tolerant Bermudagrasses on Northern Golf Courses by Matt Williams

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, Turf Solutions sessions cover practical techniques from a panel of experts discussing a variety of agronomic challenges.

  • GCSAA research update

    Reports on GCSAA-funded research related to golf course management. Read this article in the November 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Effects of deficit irrigation and traffic on Tifway fairways

    Even during drought in summer, Tifway fairways can maintain minimally acceptable quality with little irrigation and traffic typical of a golf course setting. Read this article in the May 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Dealing with a drought: Superintendents in California talk about maintaining their courses while dealing with water issues

    In this GCSAA TV video, golf course superintendents at Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pasatiempo Golf Course and The Preserve Golf Club talk about dealing with the current California drought and their challenges with water allotment.

  • Planning for More Dry Days

    Bud White discusses long-term problems stemming from drought, including the impact extra salt in your water brings. Topics include pre-emergent herbicide applications in the spring and water rationing going into summer, if needed. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • Summer deficit irrigation of bermudagrass

    Deficit irrigation of bermudagrass in Southern California over two consecutive growing seasons showed that acceptable to minimally acceptable turf quality can be maintained at 63% to 41% reference evapotranspiration (ETo). Read this article in the April 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Drought Planning by Nathan Neumann

    Presented at the GCSAA Education Conference at the 2016 Golf Industry Show

  • Drought Tolerant Grass by Clint Waltz, PhD

    Presented at the GCSAA Education Conference at the 2016 Golf Industry Show

  • Drought Tolerant Plants by Drew Kerr

    Presented at the GCSAA Education Conference at the 2016 Golf Industry Show

  • CSI turf: What killed my grass?

    GCSAA TV recaps the GCSAA Education Conference Session, "CSI: What Killed My Grass?" presented by from Richard Latin, Ph.D., and Bruce Martin, Ph.D.

  • A change for the better

    Southern California courses are finding that improved irrigation distribution uniformity can play a vital role in continued success in the midst of historic drought. Read this article in the July 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • The drought in California

    Drought is a recurring problem in California, but numerous factors have combined to make the current situation especially worrisome. Read this article in the June 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Water channel episodes

    Watch more videos on this topic on GCSAA TV’s The Water Channel.

  • The great debate

    Irrigation efficiency vs. distribution uniformity? Determining which is more important is a dilemma facing many golf course superintendents. Read this article in the June 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • A better solution

    State-of-the-art turf injection systems can help save water, labor, as one classic Palm Spings course has learned. Read this article in the June 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Conservation goes high-tech

    Technological advancements in irrigation and pump stations have elevated superintendents ability to save water. Read this article in the June 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Drought resistance of warm-season putting green cultivars with varied potassium

    Bermudagrass, seashore paspalum and zoysiagrass were tested with varying N/K ratios for drought resistance on a Florida putting green. Read this article in the January 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Improving drought performance of creeping bentgrass

    Sequential application of a plant growth regulator and glycine betaine, an osmoregulant, could help manage cool-season turf in prolonged periods of drought stress. Read this article in the July 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Weathering long-term drought with improved irrigation

    Converting to solid metal nozzles improves distribution uniformity and reduces costs at a top Texas course. Read this article in the June 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • It never rains in California

    Superintendents in the Golden State get proactive to nurse their facilities through one of the worst droughts on record. Read this article in the June 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.