A new set of eyes keeping watch over the health of your sports grass.
A sick leaf may still look green to the human eye. But the satellite measures the indicators of stress in the near infra red (NIR) channel to reveal what the eye cannot see.
Satellite measurements generate detailed data each week about the grass that you are responsible for. The main applications of this through the year are:
Grass Biomass Management
Biomass maps show crop differences within the fields:
Green zones indicate a strong grass health – reddish zones a weaker grass health.
Identification of high and low health zones showing potential drought/water logging damage dry damage.
Provides clues for your agronomists to investigate for causes such as soil compaction, nutrient leaching and shade issues.
The seeding maps can be used to adapt the amount of seed to local soil differences.
Soil zones based on different soil charachteristics: – e.g. variation in soil type, structure, nutrients, soil compaction.
Uniformity is optimised – on every square metre.
Fertiliser maps give recommendations in which zones of the turf grass fertiliser rates can be cut and in which zones more is needed.
This is measured by the current growth/health status of the grass.
Leads to better stewardship avoiding over use and under use of fertilisers and improved return on investment.
Improvement of the N-Balance.
Other Input Decisions
Used it as a tool to underpin decisions about all inputs, whether herbicides, fungicides, insecticides or growth stimulants etc.
Judge all inputs against the measured health and vigour of each grass zone and make all applications work towards better grass uniformity.
See the benefits of Precision Sports Turf at two levels: for the vocational greenkeeper and for the reputation and the status of the club.