Testing soil toxicity levels, nutrient levels, elemental make up, pest diagnosis and water analysis.
|Check on the level of toxic elements present in soil, both phytotoxic and zootoxic.||Includes total copper, nickel, zinc, cadmium, lead, arsenic, mercury, boron & chromium.
(Expressed in mg/kg)
|Routine Nutrient Analysis|
|Determines the levels of pH, extractable phosphorus, potassium & magnesium in the soil||(Expressed in ppm)|
|Full Elemental Analysis|
|Determines the levels of both macro and micronutrients.||Includes pH, extractable phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, molybdenum, iron, sodium and cation exchange capacity in the soil
(Expressed in ppm)
|Cation Exchange Capacity|
|(Expressed in meq/100g)|
|Chemical Composition of Sand|
|Provides information on the chemical make-up of the sand||(Expressed in %)|
|Pest & Disease Diagnosis|
|Determines the levels of calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron, copper, molybdenum, iron, zinc, sulphur, phosphorus, pH, nitrate N, electrical conductivity, ammonia N, sodium, chloride, bicarbonate, residual sodium carbonate & sodium absorption ratio||(Expressed in mg/l)|
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.
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