One of the biggest conversations today in the turf industry is water. How do we manage water usage on a golf course or sports complex to preserve the commodity? Water bills are rising in all areas of the country and that trend will only continue. A west coast golf course can spend over one million dollars a year on their water bill!
Everyone from EarthWorks to the seed breeders are working on ways to lower water usage. On this podcast we talk with Chad Adcock, a former golf course superintendent and current Vice President at Sod Production Services. Chad’s company is the exclusive marketing agent for the bermudagrass Tahoma 31, which was bred to be drought resistant and cold tolerant. Chad shares with us where this increasingly popular bermudagrass was developed along with its traits and characteristics.
Tahoma 31 is finding homes in northern climates where bermudagrass was not common until recently. Today you will find it in the Mid-Atlantic region including on the Philadelphia Eagles stadium field. This conversation can be important information for anyone growing grass.