Effects of Air Movement and Syringing on the Microclimate of Bentgrass Turf1
- D. Thomas Duff and
- James B. Beard2
Air movement of 4 mph reduced turf mat temperature a maximum of 13 F compared to that reached when air movement was restricted. A maximum difference of 10 F was observed at a two inch soil depth under the two air movement regimes. Relative humidity 3 inches above the grass was not influenced by air movement at 4 mph.
Temperature reduction resulting from syringing with 0.25 inch of water at 12 noon was small in both the mat and at the 2-inch soil depth. However, syringing prevented temperature from reaching the maximum which would have occurred had no water been applied.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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