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Old 02-06-2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by turfmd101 View Post
I can not sell my experiences to a customer on the phone. As I cannot try to convince anyone here that my way should be there's and IM NOT. I just discuss my experiences. I love this industry and enjoy conversations pertaining to it. But I would rather talk than to type disagreements. I will invite conversion with ( 407-538-6380 ). I will not bite, but also will not tolerate biting. If you enjoy gentlemen conversation. Call. I'm always making new Friends, hope you will be one.
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I didn't think we were in disagreement... in fact you are one of the few people I've come across that manages irrigation by letting the surface dry before watering... some say that you wait too long, but I say there is NO WAY for anyone to know what you see and when you react... so I certainly would be foolish to tell you,,, that you are wrong and ignorant of technologies... that's NOT me...

I too, love the business and enjoy conversations about it,,, but I hate telephones, I don't even call family members unless it is a simple message... I need to be in person to enjoy a conversation at all... there is a possibility that I'll be in FL b4 winter is over, but it sounds like you are pretty far South...

Let me ask you this , though,,, Do you physically inspect the soils when there is a 'surprise' occuring on the turf???

It amazes me that when people have questions and problems, that they never check the soil... looking at the leaves, but not the roots or the environment of the roots just astounds me... I grew up on a farm and we had the entire spectrum of textures and variability of OM within them...
When I'm cultivating the field and noticing the patches of this and that, and seeing how these areas responded to water, I could tell what was happening in the soil after each rain, without ever seeing it or testing it, because I don't have time to look at every field after every rainstorm...
Nevertheless, if one can't know what's happening under the surface and accurately predict what is happening after each rain event, then one should certainly look at the soil and determine moisture/air ratio, retention, structure and of course texture... why do you think that people do not do that???
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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