Turf Advisor - Managing soil moisture

Get ahead of the dry down curve this spring to make more effective decisions on irrigation scheduling, wetting agent strategies and turf stress disease risks. Turf Advisor gives you the data to decide. 

Pick the appropriate Turf Advisor tools for your dashboard and prioritise their order, to better understand turf growth patterns and when to act.

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Turf Advisor dashboard setup to manage moisture

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MOISTURE MANAGEMENT DASHBOARD

Select the weather factors you want to use to set up a moisture management profile. Highlight the Profile tab; click on the icon of the person and select Edit dashboard. Select the data points suggested for the dashboard, drag and drop them into the

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EVAPOTRANSPIRATION

Evapotranspiration can help understand moisture patterns and plant irrigation needs. Turf Advisor EVT forecasts can help manage and mitigate any deficits earlier and more effectively.

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RAINFALL

Keep track of recent rainfall and accurate forecasts for the coming days. Instant view of average data for the past two weeks, and historic 10-year records for your current two-week period.

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SOIL TEMPERATURE

Soil temperature interacts with soil moisture, along with being a pre-cursor for anthracnose stress, to be considered in any moisture management strategy.

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GROWTH POTENTIAL

Actively growing turf has a higher requirement for soil moisture. The Turf Advisor GP model, expressed as a % of optimum growing conditions, helps prioritise actions. Use the cool season model for UK turf.

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HUMIDITY

Air humidity will dictate how quickly surfaces dry out – affecting moisture management and disease risks from prolonged leaf wetness.

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WIND SPEED

Surfaces dry faster in windy conditions. Wind speed and direction can also influence irrigation head spray patterns and opportunities for wetting agent application.

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Managing moisture cheat sheet download

Download your dashboard cheat sheet

Download a quick cheat sheet guide to setting up your Turf Advisor dashboard to better manage moisture decisions