Data collection is more and more popular and prominent in the turfgrass management community. However, misunderstandings exist regarding what to measure, how to measure and what to do with the information that will bring about agronomic benefits.

This past spring, Golf Course Industry, in partnership with POGO, conducted a research project to analyze and identify these trends with golf course superintendents.

Turf managers from throughout North America were pulled from GCI’s circulation list and asked to complete an online survey questionnaire via SurveyMonkey. The data was then collected, organized and analyzed by GCI editors

The following are breakdowns and analysis of some of responses we believed superintendents might find interesting as they consider their own data collection methods and how they fit into their overall agronomic strategy.

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— The editors