Dealing with Drought
Tools and techniques to help your fields handle summer heat and drought stress
On a hot summer day, not long ago, a baseball player stood poised in the batter's box. From the pitcher's mound, a ball hurled toward the batter. With a crack of the bat, the young ballplayer ran as hard as he could, arms pumping, legs a blur, toward first base. There was a breeze that day, and as the ballplayer's foot hit the bag a swirl of dust enveloped him. Did he reach the base before he was tagged out? It's hard to say. The cloud was thick. No one could tell.
At least that's the scenario painted by Eric Blanton, manager of turf and grounds for the Reno Aces AAA ...