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Testing areas

Test areas, examination of growth medium, topdressing sand and irrigation water

A: Test areas:

1.       Choose areas which are to be tested.

2.       Make 3 test areas, each of 3 x 3 feet (see photo).

3.       200 g Golf Algin A – N – S to be spread evenly, one product in each test area.

4.       Irrigate well and keep the test areas moist.

 

Please find enclosed:

3 bags with 200 grams

  • Golf Algin  A for areas with high pH
  • Golf Algin N for areas with normal pH
  • Golf Algin S for areas with low pH

 

 

Mark the location of the test areas and the date of application.

 

When the test areas show good growth (normally after 8 to 14 days) note:

                                           

 

Area A

Area N

Area S

Color

 

 

 

Density

 

 

 

Rigidity

 

 

 

 

Give your evaluation of the quality in the different test areas on a scale from 0 to 9. 0 being the lowest score, 9 the highest.

 

If there is no reaction in a test area, note this as 0. No reaction is also  important information.

 

NB! The test areas only represent a part of the preliminary study we carry out in order to determine which product is the best for your sports field.

 

 

 

B: Soil- water- and sand samples and other relevant information:

1.      Extract a soil sample approx. 3 x 3 inches and 10 inches deep. Be very careful when taking the sample in order to prevent the various soil layers to be mixed. Place the sample(s) in a plastic bag or container and tape well in order to prevent the soil layers to be mixed during the transport. Mark the sample(s) with date, location and company name/contact person.

2.      At the same time send 1 pound of the topdressing sand (if applicable) and enclose a sand certificate if available.

3.      Irrigation water: Rinse a strong plastic bottle in the irrigation water and send us approx. ½ litre 

4.      If you have soil analysis and fertilizing program information available, please also enclose this information.

 

C: The following question to be replied to if possible.

  • When was the field built, rebuilt or rehabilitated?
  •  How large is the area which is to be treated with alginates?
  • Is the field (golf greens) built according to USGA rules or as California greens?

D: Problems on the field.

1.       Bad growth

2.       Bad root system

3.       Compacted

4.       Felt

5.       Bad drainage, standing water

6.       Bad grass color

7.       Weak grass cover with open areas

8.       Areas which rejects water

9.       Insect attacks

10.   Nematodes

11.   Attacks of diseases

12.   Fungi, what types

13.   Winter damage, ice burn

14.   Weeds

15.   Shadows e.g. from trees

16.   For how long has the sport field or golf course had problems

17.   Did these problems occur suddenly  or did they appear over time

18.   Other relevant observations

E: Other information.

1.       How often is fertilizer applied, what kind

2.       Are chemicals being used, if so, what kind and against what

3.       Is the field much used

4.       Season start and ending

5.       Other relevant information

 

Copy of your report to be sent to: AET, Hesnesveien 97, 4885 Grimstad, Norway, together with the soil samples etc.

 

Please give name, address, E-mail and ph. no. of contact person

 

 

 

 

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