CBX DELIVERS 10 INCHES, 3 MONTHS...
“From start to finish we improved our infiltration from an inch per hour to more than an inch in fifteen minutes by the end of summer. Turf and golfing conditions were vastly improved over previous summers. We experimented with CBX attempting to maximize our efficiency. Turf quality on treated holes proved superior to non-treated holes. We will greatly increase the acres treated in spring 2006.
Sandy C. Clark CGCS
Barona Creek Golf Club
Barona Creek Golf Club is located in the foothills east of San Diego California on the Barona Indian reservation. The Course is managed by Sandy Clark CGCS who began using CBX in 2005, in hopes of saving water. The property is irrigated from a series of wells, that in the summer, do not supply adequate water to maintain the property. To supplement the water supply, it has been necessary to transport water from other locations via water trucks. This method has been very cost prohibitive prompting the search for products that would reduce the cost of irrigation.
Numerous methods have been incorporated, including moisture sensors, more efficient irrigation timers, soil treatments, and wetting agents. CBX was applied on several holes in the rough area along with a wetting agent. This treatment was applied at the label rate of the wetting agent plus one gallon per acre of CBX. The same rate of wetting agent only, was applied to an adjacent hole to serve as control for the test. A percolation test was performed on both the test area, as well as the control area. A block of wood and a sledge hammer were required to drive the testing device into the compacted ground. The result in both tested areas was one inch of infiltration in an hour.
The applications were repeated in the same fashion, once per month, for three months, and then a secondary test was conducted. On the control area it was necessary to again use the block of wood & sledge hammer, however on the CBX treated soil, the probe was driven into the soil, using manual pressure only. The resulting percolation rates showed no appreciable change in the control area however on the CBX treated area, an increase of 10” of penetration was noted.
The result of the testing shows a dramatic reduction in the compacted soil condition of the test area as a result of micro-pores created by the action of CBX. This porous condition provides an increase in soil air space around the soil colloids, creating room for irrigation water to be held, thus reducing the overall amount of water required to maintain the turf. This condition also increases the efficiency of the water used, as less of it is lost to evaporation and runoff.