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Introduction to Soils for Greenkeepers

In this course you will learn what makes the best soil (often referred to as the rootzone) for bowling.

Soil is often overlooked as just the brown stuff the grass grows on with little regard for its influence on the health and performance of the green stuff on top. I even see regular reference to "dirt" by some greenkeepers! Dirt!, I ask you!

Once you've finished this course you will have a greater understanding of the processes that help soils to form in the first place. Additionally, you will be able to identify the properties of soils that make them suitable or unsuitable for bowling greens, during which you will undertake your own DIY soil textural analysis.

Finally you will develop an appreciation for what constitutes a fertile soil and explain the components of a soil suitable for high performance fine turf.

To help us understand all of this we will consider a range of soil amendments we can utilise to improve soil health, encourage the best grasses and improve performance for bowling.

There are 3 Modules as follows:

1. Soil formation
2. Soil characteristics
3. Understanding Bowling Green Rootzones

So come along and get started on a journey of understanding that will leave you stunned at how complex and wonderful the brown stuff can be!

Module 1 Soil formation
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Module 2 Soil characteristics
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Module 3 Understanding Bowling Green Rootzones
There are no units in this module.