Thursday, May 5, 2011

DryJect Treatment

This week we treated all of our putting surfaces using a state of the art machine known as a DryJect.  This machine blasts a high pressure stream of water directly into the green while incorporating our selected ammendement (zeolite, gypsum and green sand) into the green at the same time.  Below is a video of 16 green being treated this past Monday.

This machine effectively penetrates the greens to a 5-6 inch depth and incorporates approximately 50% of the material into the green that we are able to achieve with a normal core aerification.  This gives us with the ability to remain effective with our cultivation practices while still providing excellent putting conditions the following day after treatment. 

Pictured is a profile sample of 16 green after treatment.  The light green area is the ammendment that was injected into the sub surface.

This photos shows how the water and ammendment follows the path of least resistance.  You can see the light green is in a zig zag pattern from the water fracturing the soil profile.

Another Dyject application is scheduled for June 13th and this will be  followed up with our regular aerification practice during August.

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