Virginia Tech PhD Student Travis Roberson is conducting important research on using in-ground sensors, drones and light reflectance to conserve water.
Chris Reverie, from Allentown Municipal in Pennsylvania, discusses some of the struggles faced by municipal golf courses. He shares how Spiio has helped the course lower its expenses while improving the playability of their busy course—and how easy it was to get started.
Matt Morton, superintendent at El Niguel Country Club, shares the value of data in validating and communicating turfgrass decisions. Spiio’s sensor measures soil temperature, moisture, light, and salinity, offering that data in one timely and user-friendly app.
Andy Eick, superintendent of Mohawk Golf Club, discusses the benefit of using Spiio sensors. By measuring soil temperatures more accurately, he can dial in his chemical application timing and fine-tune his turf disease response.
“One of the main reasons we wanted to give this a shot,” he says, “was so we could know—and they could know—how wet the field is at any given time. We’re still trying to establish the baseline for what’s okay and what’s too wet to play. That’s what we’re working toward.” – Josh Glover