At NZTMS we are able to offer a wide range of turf-related agronomy services to our Clients.
We have experience across all sectors of the turf and amenity industry, our services specialise in the following areas:
- Golf courses
- Passive/recreational areas
- Ecological plantings
Within our laboratory we operate a turf pest and disease analysis service that provides Clients with accurate, timely and cost-effective analysis and recommendations for a wide range of turf-related pests and diseases.
NZTMS offers state-of-the-art agronomy services that utilise the latest and most scientifically robust technologies and methodologies.
A summary of the technologies we utilise to objectively measure different sorts of turf playing surfaces is provided in the following table:
|Technology||Measurement||Interpretation||Type of surface|
|DIA (Digital Image Analysis). Light box and DIA Turf Analyzer software||Score 1-9 (NTEP)||Objective measurement of variables relating to turf quality and uniformity characteristics||All surface types but primarily golf greens.|
Vwc (Volumetric water content)
EC (Electrical conductivity)
GPS logged turf and soil 'health' indicators.
|All surface types: Golf, sports fields, Stadiums and R&D.|
|GMAX Clegg Hammer||
GPS logged firmness readings and digitally logged on a job database
|All surface types|
|Scala penetrometer||CBR (Country Roads Board)||An objective measure of profile compaction and bulk density of the profile||Sports fields, racecourses and artificial turf sub base constructions|
DGCI (Dark Green Colour Index)
|Score related to the presence of chlorophyll in the leaf||An objective measure of turfgrass colour (NDVI) scale 0.00 - 0.99||All surface types|
|Digital Torque Meter||Newton Meters||A measure of the turfs ability to resist a downward weight and lateral shear (up to 40 Kg)||Sports fields and Stadiums|
|Parrymeter||Lateral and vertical deviation measurement (mm)||An objective measurement of surface smoothness and trueness||Golf putting greens|