Water Usage Trial Tucson Arizona
Trial was conducted in Tucson Arizona on a Billy Casper Golf managed course.
Golf course was constructed in 1997 in an abandoned rock quarry. Organic matter level at time of application is 0.2%.
SC27 soil microbes were applied June 22, 2015. SC27 microbes are saprophytes and necessitate a 2 to 3 month process after application to break down crop residue and thatch and and turn it into hydrophilic humus for moisture retention. Calculations were taken 2 months after initial inoculation for this process to occur (September 1, 2015).
SC27 microbes additionally increased root biomass and root length from 1 to 2 inches to 6 to 8 inch roots within 30 days. This increased root biomass also allows plants to store more water.
SC27 was applied to all fairways and rough areas on 18 holes. Tees and greens were not treated.
Water usage from the years of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 were compared to water usage in 2015 thru January of 2016. Median average of all years prior to treatment was analyzed and averaged.