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Maths in Work: Spraying Golfing Greens

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Created on 13 October 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Spraying Golfing Greens
Organisation Norwood Park
Norwood Park in Nottinghamshire is an 100 acre estate of ancient deer park that incorporates 3 businesses. In this clip, Grant, the head green-keeper of the golf course talks about the process of applying herbicides to the greens to ensure good quality grass. The boom sprayer has to be calibrated annually using the formula ‘speed = distance ÷ time’. He refers to the application rate and the product rate selected (5.5 litres per hectare) to eliminate a particular weed, in this case white clover. The mathematics used, involves formulae, volume, area and calibration.
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Area, Formula, Volume
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14 September 2012 13:41
In how many of these excellent videos is mathamatics (sic) spelled wrongly?
By Stuart_F1
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