New thatch management demonstrated at turf field day

By Tom Lollis

Dara Park, turfgrass horticulturist at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research & Education Center in Florence

Dara Park, turfgrass horticulturist at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research & Education Center in Florence, explains a new method of thatch management for golf courses. Roy Kibler, left, of North Augusta and Wayne Chappells of Sumter hear how the DryJect process works with high-pressure water to move the thatch layer and sand to a lower soil profile, then fill holes with new sand. Some 225 turfgrass industry representatives attended the field day for the latest research on turfgrass management, new varieties, insect and disease management.

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