Record breaking sports turf health across UK: The results of the May and June 2021 Grass Health Watch are now out. Mike Heisig from FairWay Awards comments on the latest changes in sports turf health up and down the country.
“Following an amazing sports turf health recovery on our indicator sports clubs during April, the results for May continued to be good reading for the industry and the results for June nothing short of amazing.
2021 grass health breaks the records:
- At a national level sports turf health in May increased by a further 3% equalling the record set in May 2019.
- Sports turf health levels did not drop in June as would be expected from historical data. The means that this June sports turf health was at record breaking levels.
Mike adds: “At a regional level, some sport turf sites in East Anglia, The Midlands and the South achieved health levels over 90%, with one golf course reaching 99%. Someone is doing a fantastic job out there and deserves a medal! From a grass health perspective the sector started at a particularly low point in January, but 2021 is turning out to be record breaking year.”
“Most sports grass health/vitality should have peaked in May/June. Historical data tells us is that in June/July health and vitality of sports turf will start to dip. However today we are looking at sports turf levels that breaking new ground. The potential is clearly there for greenkeepers to work with. Can there be more surprises, its only grass after all – or is it? ”
Think that you can do better?
Register for a free 3-month trial of satellite biomass data for your club at: https://fairwayawards.com/your-free-precision-sport-turf-trial/ and send your best results of 2020 to Mike-Heisig@btconnect.com
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- Spot grass health problems before they are visible
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