Golf Agronomy 101
A golf agronomist’s main job is to create and execute a maintenance plan for the course that is healthy, within regulations, and sustainable. Golf agronomists will frequently perform various landscaping processes to ensure best horticulture practices and proper equipment management. This includes pest control, soil and turf analysis, and topography assessments. Golf courses in varying climates or elevations pose an additional challenge, as more attention needs to be directed towards the landscape to make the turf consistent. Matching the correct turf to the environmental conditions is another obstacle, as is the proper soil and nitrogen prescription.
With such a heavy daily workload, drones are instrumental in reducing the time needed to spend on each activity and put the focus on preventative care and future planning.