Monday, May 11, 2009

IGM Uses Low Volume Emitters to Reduce Water & Energy Use

It is transition time for overseeded courses across the country and the summer heat is just around the corner. One of the tools IGM Superintendents have found successful in these situations are low volume emitters. The emitters are simple to put together and provide the opportunity to irrigate slowly which allows for deep penetration into the soil and nearly eliminate run-off. Overall water usage is reduced by the emitter’s ability to precisely apply water to only the exact areas in need rather than running overhead irrigation blanketing an entire area. Less water means less electicity used to run your pump station. Good for the environment, good for your budget and good for the course making low volume emitters an all around good practice.