Soil testing is conducted by more than 90% of 18-hole golf facilities and 55% fertilize based on soil test results. However, understanding and applying soil test results continues to be a challenge. In this 90-minute webinar, Travis Shaddox, Ph.D., discusses the various soil testing methods, explaining why one test does not fit-all, and which test is most appropriate for your course. He will walk through several soil tests and explain step-by-step which variables are useful and which are not. Review of an actual soil test interpretation report and how these results should or should not be applied to your nutrition program will round out the presentation.
Original presentation date: June 16, 2022
Education points: 0.20
About the Instructor
Travis Shaddox, Ph.D., has managed turfgrass in the lawncare, sport turf, and golf industries, worked in fertilizer sales, and is a former assistant professor at Universities of Kentucky and Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and both his masters and Ph.D. in soil fertility & turfgrass nutrition at the University of Florida. Shaddox’s research focused on soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition with consideration given to reducing costs and environmental risk from the application of granular and foliar nutrients. He is currently providing the analysis and publication of the GCSAA Golf Course Environmental Profile.
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