Drones are revolutionizing the turf industry, introducing superintendents of golf courses and other sports fields the opportunity to see their landscapes and arenas in an entirely new light. New field data never before seen but now be acquired by specialized cameras and sensors to enable actionable analysis for much better turf management. For example, plant stress and turf degradation that cannot be seen with the naked eye, can now quickly be identified on a golf course. Aerial imagery and sensory data also provide insight into water distribution patterns, identifying specific areas where water applications may be reduced while still maintaining healthy turf, aesthetics and enhancing play-ability.
As a result of the getting the right data, problem areas and treatment progress are easily tracked. One can easily detect areas of stress and identify opportunities for water reduction. Software solutions highlight the targeted areas, maintenance tasks can be better managed, and progress can be monitored over time. This progress can include any stressed plants as well as any high flourishing areas.
mapping key course features
The production of current maps and 3-D renderings of the golf course allows the golf course superintendent or general managers to see overall course health and areas of turf stress. Utilizing these easy-to-use tools, superintendents and maintenance crews can monitor all course features, including irrigation equipment, and other areas of interest ranging from sprinkler heads to turf stress. The targeted areas include:
- Holes and boundaries
- Sand bunkers
- Water hazards
The benefit of software solutions
The benefit of using software solutions demonstrates how course management can be conducted with unmatched precision. Aerial imagery is transformed into actionable data, allowing specific turf problems such as yellowing or browning spots requiring chemical treatment, as well as potentially over-watered areas, to be easily identified and tracked.
Each area can be monitored over time to show progress in the reduction of turf browning and redistribution of water from over greened areas, even though it is not visible to the human eye. All areas for consideration will typically include yellowing, light browning, moderate browning, severe browning and high flourishing.
Areas of stress can be easily monitored with subsequent flights and included in reports to clearly show progress towards optimal turf health and aesthetic goals. Our software solutions allow for updates on progress using either your desktop or mobile device. As a result, golf course management can be more focused, due to this relevant and timely data.
Progress by Location
Tracking specific turf problems such as yellowing/browning spots and potentially over-watered areas is now a required norm. Each critical area can be "geo-tagged" and monitored over time and location to show reduction in turf browning and redistribution of water from overly green areas, as maintenance is now more focused on these sections.
The New Water Plan
Using Drone data, you can now create a water conservation strategy to identify specific areas where water applications can be reduced or reallocated. Measure progress towards your water plan and make improvements to continue optimizing water applications. The Turf Stewardship Program promotes healthy turf management while maximizing efficient water usage. This is especially important in drought states. Proudly share your club's commitment to water conservation and efficiency.
Stewardship planning and reduction efforts via detailed course management reports can now be shared with key stakeholders such as:
- Club membership
- Green committees
- Board of directors
- Water districts
- Local media
- Adjoining home owners & HOAs
- Club marketing teams
ConnexiCore is partnered with Turf.Solutions, a leading technology company providing comprehensive solutions for Drone flight services, aerial image analysis, and task management. As a result, you can maximize turf health, aesthetics and play-ability, while reducing water usage and costs (including chemicals and nutrients). This software can even be white labeled to highlight your own branding.
- High performance Drone craft platforms
- Actionable data and intuitive software tools
- Trained and experienced pilots
- FAA commercially approved