The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Turfgrass Consumptive Use: Prescott, Arizona

Author: 
Brown, Paul W.
Schalau, Jeff
Publication Date: 
February 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1354-2012
Pages: 
3 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Irrigation of turfgrass is an issue of growing concern in northern Arizona cities and towns as population growth places increasing demands on limited water supplies. Understanding the water requirements of turfgrass is essential if we are to improve irrigation management and better plan for future urban growth. Consumptive use (CU) tables and curves that provide average rates of turfgrass water use (evapotranspiration; ETT) supply this much needed information. The original bulletin on turfgrass consumptive use for the Prescott area (Brown and Schalau, 2005) was developed in conjunction with the University of Arizona TRIF1 Water Sustainability Program that also funded the installation and operation of an automated weather station to improve future estimates of turfgrass CU. This bulletin provides revised estimates of turfgrass CU developed from data sets collected by this weather station.
Turf Irrigation Management Series No. 7.
Revised 2/2012. Originally published: 2005.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Soil, Water & Enviromental Science
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1354
Keyword: 
consumptive use
turf water use
irrigation management
evapotranspiration
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Gardening/Horticulture
Plant Production/Crops