The folks over at Golfdom Magazine recently surveyed golf superintendents about the biggest challenges they face now and those they expect to encounter in the coming years. The results of the survey provide great insight into the psyche of superintendents as they navigate their courses through uncertain times.
Of particular interest to us were the the top 100 responses to the question, “What will be the biggest challenge to maintaining your greens in the next five years?”
Not surprisingly, many responses centered on issues with water quantity and quality. As many areas in the United States experience drier-than-normal conditions, an increasing number of superintendents are being asked to get the most out of a diminishing water supply.
Of those who didn’t list “water” as their number one issue, many instead cited shrinking budgets or unpredictable weather patterns as chief concerns. It’s fair to say that water plays an extremely important factor in both of those issues as well.
These answers are so fascinating to us because they validate the work our company has been doing over the last 50 years.
Research has repeatedly shown that the proper use of soil surfactants like Revolution and Dispatch can drastically improve water use efficiency, ultimately leading to environmental and economic relief for superintendents in dire need of both.
Meanwhile, our new line of Soil and Water Quality Management products can ensure that existing resources are doing more good than harm. Our brand new Guide to Assessing and Managing Turfgrass Salinity Issues in Irrigation Water and Soils can help superintendents properly diagnose and treat problems with soil and water quality before they get out of hand.
With such ominous challenges facing the industry, it is vital that superintendents are armed with the proper tools to overcome them. For more than 50 years, Aquatrols has dedicated itself to researching, producing, and perfecting those tools.