Seminar 1 - The Benefits of Physical Soil Analysis

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Physical analysis allows us to understand what is going on under the turf surface. Only after physical analysis is nutrient analysis relevant. Turf can only fully utilise nutrients with a properly functioning rootzone. This seminar will cover the necessity of studying organic matter percentage, particle size distribution, surface infiltration rate, saturated hydraulic conductivity and pore volume. 

It will also include evaluating the success of cultural practices such as aeration and topdressing, the effects of inputs such as wetting agents, soil conditioners, pH buffers and nutritional products helping greenkeepers to manage their turf to its full potential. 

Learning Outcomes: 
• The benefits of physically analysing soil 
• The effects of different inputs 

Presented by Ian Craig, Agronomist, Indigrow Ltd 

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