Look who's scouting now...

  1. core samples Bayer Environmental Science - Richard Rees
  2. As Product Development Manager for Bayer Environmental Science I applaud the steps TurfScout® has taken to help the industry to quantify turf health. It provides the platform to provide unequivocal data for our products.
  1. Auburn Turfgrass Disease Solutions - Steve McDonald
  1. core samples Aquatrols - Mica Franklin-McMillan
  1. core samples HARSCO - Marty Campfield
  2. We applaud TurfScout®'s attention to detailed analytical testing and results. Scouting and imaging conducted by TurfScout® has shown distinct improvements to turf health and root depth on a green treated with EXCELLERATOR®.
  1. core samples University of Georgia - Brian Schwartz
  2. The Turfgrass Breeding Program at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus has been using spectral reflectance data collected by TurfScout® to evaluate the turfgrass quality of new breeding lines. Currently we are using TurfScout® to evaluate our most drought tolerant experimental bermudagrass during a sustained 50 day drought. The experiment is being conducted to evaluate the following:
    1. To determine if DT-1 is more drought tolerant than TifSport bermudagrass,
    2. Impact of mowing height (0.5 vs. 1.5 inches) and Primo MAXX® on drought response,
    3. Evaluate recovery from drought, and
    4. Quantify the potential for spectral reflectance measurements coupled with GIS rapid-response technology to identify oncoming drought stress before it is visually apparent.
  1. Clemson University - Bruce Martin

  2. TurfScout® has created a very convenient way to couple objective reflectance data, such as NDVI and RVI measurements, with precision GPS to create maps, manage data and provide a near real-time evaluation of experiments in progress. I think the data and their programs for data management enhance and help to validate our more subjective ratings. Both are needed, along with 'ground-truth' measurements and examinations of stressed turf to provide a good evaluation of turf management strategies.
  1. Auburn University - Beth Guertal