Integrated Management Plans

Formulating an integrated management plan is important to the quality,  economics, and environmental status of a golf club. It is an essential element of the maintenance plan, forming the backbone and the ethos of how the course will be maintained and managed.

The plan will involve a range of cultural procedures such as aeration and topdressing, but will also allow for the use of pesticides and to help reduce the risk of damage to turf from pests and diseases, and also involve the important use of appropriate wetting agents and irrigation techniques to help create optimum soil moisture conditions to reduce plant stress through soil moisture deficit.

Environmental considerations and carbon footprint issues are also key to the formulation of the plan, helping to create a holistic approach to the maintenance and management of the golf course that is both sustainable, and socially and economically viable.