The health of putting green turf is often compromised by excessive/limiting soil moisture or inadequate light. In this webcast, we will examine available technology for monitoring putting green moisture and light conditions. In addition, we will discuss how to interpret moisture and light data to better understand and communicate the various conditions at your facility.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
About the instructor
Douglas Karcher, Ph.D., is a turfgrass soil specialist and associate professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas. He received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, and his master’s degree and doctorate from Michigan State University. In addition, he has several years of experience in golf course maintenance, and residential turf installation and maintenance.
Karcher’s research program has focused on improving turfgrass quality through innovative cultural practices while minimizing environmental impacts. He has authored/coauthored more than 45 peer-reviewed papers and 130 articles resulting from his research program. In addition, he has instructed several courses within the turf management curriculum, including Turf Management Laboratory, Turf Root Zone Management and Turf Pest Management.
He also has developed and co-instructed a seminar titled “Gadgets and Gizmos” for the GCSAA Education Conference. This full-day seminar is constantly evolving to include the latest technology available to superintendents to help diagnose and communicate their management problems. It has been instructed annually since 2009 and consistently receives positive reviews.