Will Sports Turf health recover

A latest summary of the sports turf health status is shown below. The recent cold and dry weather in much of the country will have helped grass health very little. In a normal year we would expect some of the biggest advances in grass health through March and April. However, as the chart below illustrates,Continue reading “Will Sports Turf health recover”

Sports turf grass health struggling to keep pace with last year

FairWay Awards has been monitoring the health of sport turf up and down the country using a satellite-based system that reads the amount and wavelength of light being emitted from vegetation. The ratio of different light wavelengths from vegetation gives an indication of the vigour or distress of the grass canopy: more red light isContinue reading “Sports turf grass health struggling to keep pace with last year”

The Wembley turf few have seen before

Think about the TV cameras streaming football matches from Wembley to the world over the years and you can imagine, maybe just maybe, that some people have noticed the grass under the players feet. Here is view of the Wembley turf that few people have seen, its from a satellite and its measuring the vitalityContinue reading “The Wembley turf few have seen before”

We are bringing you two ways to become part of the precision sports turf revolution in 2021

We have teamed up with Research Engine, a specialist market research company focussing in amenity and sports turf research, to bring you an opportunity get into the precision sports turf revolution for your self. There are two ways you can be a winner: 1: Every person that completes the survey gets a free chance toContinue reading “We are bringing you two ways to become part of the precision sports turf revolution in 2021”

Science of Space Greenkeeping

In December 2020 Greenkeeper International, the official magazine of BIGGA, the British and International Golf Greenkeeper Association, included an in-depth article about about precision sports turf management using satellite data to interpret grass heath and to support management decisions. The extensive article provides an overview of how satellite technology is starting to change the wayContinue reading “Science of Space Greenkeeping”

Just out – post lock down grass health reports

In the UK we had the wettest February on record earlier this year but this quickly over shadowed by Covid-19 and lockdown. Just released are early indications of the health of golf sports grass at the end of June 2020. The results are courtesy of satellite passes taking readings each week and delivering an enhancedContinue reading “Just out – post lock down grass health reports”

New perspectives on golf grass health

Satellite imaging is an advanced sophisticated tool that can give a precise reading of the many natural features such as clouds and ice and also problematic phenomena such as pollution. One of the beneficial aspects of satellite measurement is in the development of the NDVI metric which measures the health of vegetation, whether natural orContinue reading “New perspectives on golf grass health”

FairWay Awards 2020

FairWay Awards is delivering new insight into grass health on golf courses in Great Britain. The aim is fuel a discussion about grass health and how golf green keepers can use the latest technology as part of the continual drive for improvement. FairWay Awards uses empirical, objective scientific data. Satellite monitoring of grass on golfContinue reading “FairWay Awards 2020”