Reinforced and Hybrid Rootzone pitches have been developed to facilitate better quality year-round performance of pitches.
Pitch Rootzone Performance Testing (PRP) – a Postal-Based service aims to provide key data characteristics to assist Head Groundsman in monitoring installation and ongoing management of their pitches and provides a mechanism through which roots, the rootzone and its synthetic components can be objectively measured.
The testing process has been set up around a sample collection kit which allows standardisation of results. The sampling points have been modeled around the traditional data points used for sports pitch audits, collecting wings and wear areas for a broad range of data.
The cylinders and accompanying sampling kits are sent out to the clients, who are responsible for collecting 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 experience.
For further details please download our Pitch Rootzone Performance Leaflet
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.
In part two of our organic matter series, Charles Henderson discusses the relationship between moisture content and the organic matter accumulation in our greens. We will also look at how this affects some of the management decisions we make when trying to manage both moisture and organic matter content in our greens. Read full article
Organic matter or the build-up of thatch, remains a dominant issue across many sports disciplines, but has our knowledge and understanding of it moved with the times? Read full article
Please visit our Golf Green Health Indexing page for full details