Reinforced fields and hybrid pitches facilitate better-quality year-round performance of natural grass sports fields. Maintaining them in good condition requires insight into the fields’ conditions.
Pitch Rootzone Performance Testing (PRP) is a postal service that aims to provide key data characteristics to assist the Head Groundsman. The feedback helps in monitoring the installation and the ongoing management of their sports pitches. PRP provides a mechanism through which roots, the rootzone and the pitch’s synthetic components can be objectively measured.
We use a sample collection kit which allows for standardisation of the results. The sampling considers the traditional data points used for sport pitch audits. Wings and wear area data is collected for a broad range.
The client will receive cylinders and accompanying sampling kits. It is their responsibility to collect the columns from the pre-determined collection and sample points.
Pitch Rootzone Performance Testing (PRP) includes:
Each test is categorised into 1 to 4. These categories are established industry standard and norms and ETL data banks combined with our experience.
For further details please download our Pitch Rootzone Performance Leaflet
ETL, a Labosport Group company in Central Scotland, are proud to announce that they are now the official testing laboratory for The R&A, supporting testing for all Professional & Amateur event venues. Sharon Singleton-Bruce, Managing Director of ETL says “this is an amazing opportunity for the laboratory, and we are looking forward to working with The R&A’s agronomists, Alistair Beggs, Richard Windows and Adam Newton.”
This, our second article aims to investigate the relationship between the amount of organic matter in greens and the age of the greens. We hope this helps provide added perspective for managing your greens and provides an insight for members within your clubs.
The management of organic matter is one of the more complex maintenance and renovation tasks for Course Managers around the world, due to its immediate conflict to presenting smooth and fast putting surfaces.
European Turfgrass Laboratories (ETL) annually tests organic matter at 20mm segments for hundreds of golf courses all over the world, from over thousands of individual greens, from a variety of venues including courses with push-up greens, links style and USGA-type golf greens of all ages. This data helps Course Managers communicate better with their stakeholders and make more informed decisions. Read more
The management of organic matter is one of the more complex maintenance and renovation tasks for Course Managers around the world, due to its immediate conflict presenting smooth and fast putting surfaces.
European Turfgrass Laboratories (ETL) tests organic matter at 20mm segments for hundreds of golf courses annually, from over thousands of individual greens from local authority low budget courses to the world best championship courses. This data helps Course Manager communicate better with its stakeholders and make more informed decisions. Read more…
In this, our third article on organic matter, agronomist, Charles Henderson will cover the complex subject of its reduction. Organic matter, in general, is on the increase. Therefore, this makes the reduction of organic matter in greens, relevant to over 90% of us who are involved in managing golf (and bowling) greens, an extremely important subject. Read More.