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Cukuplah Dengan Urea

Posted by mynormas on April 12, 2018

Satu cabaran yang saya hadapi ialah penggunaan urea sebagai baja rumput.

Di nursery memanglah urea menjadi makanan tunggal rumput kerana ia murah dan memberi kesan hijau serta merta, tetapi saya paling hairan bila saya nak beli baja lain di kedai baja pun mereka percaya bahawa urea saja baja untuk rumput walhal baja yang saya nak beli, lebih mahal dari urea.

Nota: Mohon maaf kepada pembaca dari Indonesia, ‘baja’ di sini ialah ‘pupuk’.

Caveat: jika anda seorang yang pandai mencampur baja, maka urea ialah satu bahagian dari campuran pelbagai baja tunggal, jadi terpulang pada anda untuk jimat harga baja tapi tambah kos buruh. Tapi apa yang saya ceritakan di sini ialah tentang kebanyakan orang yang menggunakan urea sebagai satu-satu nya baja untuk rumput mereka.

Ini tidak betul kerana urea mengandungi hanya satu nutrien, iaitu nitrogen.

Nitrogen hanya lah untuk pertumbuhan daun. Ia menghijaukan dan menjadikan daun lembut jika terlalu banyak.

Kini saya jumpa sebuah eksperimen tidak rasmi yang boleh membuktikan urea SAHAJA tidak bagus untuk rumput.

Saya jumpa Padang ini yang menggunakan urea untuk menghasilkan belang belang padang.

Selepas beberapa hari tak potong, kawasan yang dapat urea berlebihan menjadi panjang dan liar berbanding dengan rumput yang tidak dapat urea berlebihan.

Ia ibarat dua beradik dewasa. Yang seorang kemas dan rapi, yang seorang lagi rambut panjang, tak bersikat dan baju tak terurus.

Saya tak dapat tunjuk gambar jarak jauh kerana saya menghormati privasi padang itu.

Gambar dekat, boleh.

Baiklah, jika anda sedang runsing, tarik rambut dan ingin menjerit “Habis tu MACAM MANA?!!” Bertenang.

  1. Guna baja yang ada unsur NPK. Terdapat enam makro nutrien yang diperlukan rumput iaitu NPK dan C,H,O. Tiga dari baja itu boleh didapati dari udara secara semulajadi. Sekali sekali selang dengan baja yang ada mikro nutrien atau Trace Element.
  2. Kalau anda nak juga buat belang menggunakan baja. Atau anda inginkan perbezaan warna dari satu bahagian ke bahagian lain: Saya sendiri inginkan green saya mempunyai warna yang berbeza dari collar. Maka amalkan pembajaan tidak sama waktu. Contohnya, baja green, minggu ni, baja kolar minggu depan. Atau… baja belang ni minggu ni dan belang sebelahnya minggu depan.

Nampak tak? Saya tidak akan dapat pertumbuhan berbeza tapi mungkin dapat perwarnaan berbeza bila saya istiqomah dengan program ini.

Boleh juga untuk saya cari baja yang ada HANYA mikro nutrien untuk satu kawasan. Mikro nutrien akan memberi warna berbeza tanpa pertumbuhan lebih.

Selamat Mencuba!

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Orang Diperlukan

Posted by mynormas on February 10, 2018

Perhatian.
Saya mencari satu atau dua orang pekerja penyelenggaraan padang bola di kawasan Ipoh.

  • Lelaki atau perempuan,
  • Umur 20 – 30 tahun.
  • Sekurang kurangnya SPM.
  • Boleh memandu kereta dan motosikal.
  • Tahan kerja luar: panas dan hujan.
  • Kadang kadang perlu kerja lewat mengawasi perlawanan malam.
  • Ertinya boleh datang awal pagi dan balik lewat malam – jika dan bila perlu.

Hubungi Saya di O3-5I3I OO66. atau email mynormasATconsultant.com AT=@. Atau sebagai komen di bawah (saya tidak akan publish).

Bukan untuk “cuba cuba”. Jika anda ingin belajar cara jaga padang yang betul. Di sini mula nya.

Saya berbeza pendapat dengan kebanyakan orang iaitu saya percaya pekerja tempatan mampu dan boleh buat kerja luar. Sebenarnya setakat ini memang saya belum kecewa. Cuma nak cari pekerja yang susah.

Satu lagi perbezaan saya ialah saya percaya pengetahuan dan pelajaran lebih penting dari kekuatan dan saya yakin kekuatan minda lebih berkesan dari kekuatan fizikal. Maka saya boleh dan akan terima orang bertubuh kecil ataupun perempuan. Malah saya sering jumpa orang bertubuh besar tapi jiwa kecil.

Jika anda bekas pelajar pertanian, hubungi saya.

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Wetter Weather.

Posted by mynormas on December 22, 2014

The Star today is reporting high tide and wetter weather for Malaysia in the next few days. Not the best weather for golf and miserable weather for golf course and field maintenance staff. I guess we’ll just have to weather it out (pun intended).

For those of us near the sea, be careful of sea water on grass and especially be careful of sea water contaminating your irrigation ponds (it has happened before).

From The Star today 22 December 2014. (Part of it. Get the paper for whole story).

High Tide Phenomenon And Wetter Weather Expected Over Next Few Days
 
Monday, Dec 22 2014

PETALING JAYA: The floods which have ravaged the east coast and displaced tens of thousands of people are set to worsen with wetter weather predicted over the next few days.The Meteorological Department expects the high tide phenomenon due to the new moon and perigee to exacerbate the situation.A perigee is when the moon is positioned closest to the earth, resulting in stronger gravitational force than normal, generating higher tides.The department has for now issued a yellow stage alert for rainfall over Kelantan (Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Baru, Bachok, Pasir Puteh, Machang, Tanah Merah, Jeli and Kuala Krai), Terengganu (all districts), Pahang (Kuantan, Pekan, Rompin and Jerantut) and Johor (Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Segamat).The yellow stage advisory is the lowest of the three-tier warnings.It is issued for intermittent moderate rain expected over the next 24 to 48 hours. When the rainfall changes from intermittent to continuous, the yellow stage advisory would be changed to orange and then to red if heavy rain is incessant. The department’s spokesperson Dr Hisham Mohd Anip said heavy rainfall was usually expected in places such as southern Terengganu, eastern Pahang and eastern Johor during the end of the year. “We are expecting rain in these places to persist until Christmas,” he said yesterday. The department has also issued a warning over strong winds and rough seas in the coastal areas of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Sarawak and Sabah until Wednesday.Strong northeasterly winds with speeds of up to 60kph have been forecast along with rough seas (category three) with waves as high as 5.5m.Rises in sea levels are also expected at coastal areas of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and east Johor. The department has warned that the strong winds and rough seas were dangerous to all coastal and shipping activities and posed danger to workers on oil platforms.

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A new set of eyes.

Posted by mynormas on February 25, 2014

Sometimes a problem creeps up on you so slowly that you adapt to it and does not see it as a problem.

I usually see it in golf clubs that  the staff has been there for ages. Sometimes they’ve been there for more than one generation.

I was in a rural golf course and I saw that an oil palm tree has grown where it shouldn’t be. It is what oil palm planters would call as “Volunteer Oil Palm”; that is, oil palm that grew from seeds that fell from the tree.

The palm tree grew slowly without fertiliser and by now its fronds have blocked the buggy path.

Probably because it grew slowly, golfers and staff alike got used to it and took a diversion through the rough.

Chalk that up as another reason why a visiting consultant can be of use to a golf club, bringing with him a fresh set of eyes, not just looking but also seeing from a new perspective.

Give him a call at O3 5I3I OO66 or email him at mynormasATconsultant.com AT=@.

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Golf and Grass

Posted by mynormas on December 10, 2013

This slides are aimed at non or new golfers in a class that I teach in a local college. Slides ini adalah untuk apa yang saya ajar di sebuah kolej tempatan tentang apa hubungan rumput dan permainan golf. Mungkin boleh digunakan untuk padang lain (bola dan softball) jugak.

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Taiping Golf Resort

Posted by mynormas on September 9, 2013

Have you been to Taiping Golf Resort recently? No? You should. The place was formerly known as Bukit Jana Golf and Country Club.

A friend who had just joined Taiping Golf Resort asked me to come over for a visit. As I was in the area visiting a client last week, I dropped by. Having consulted two other golf clubs in the area and trained in one other; I was expecting more of same.

The picture doesn't do it justice. Do go there to judge for yourself.

The picture doesn’t do it justice. Do go there to judge for yourself.

Surprise, surprise. Taiping Golf Resort could put many Klang Valley clubs to shame. The greens are firm and fast. They’re also green. And if you think that is a ‘given’ you need to visit a lot more golf clubs. Or perhaps, I see beyond the colour and look at the health of the green. In any case, the Course Superintendent, one Mr. Huzaine is a firm believer in grooming the greens; a practice which escapes most Malaysian Superintendents.

Get this: he has four walk-behinds for 19 greens (one practice green); two of which are antiquated and have the floating heads designed for undulating greens. This machine has a narrower width of cut than usual and this means his workers has to walk more to cut a green compared to a normal 22-inch wide walk-behinds.

The fairways and roughs are neat and well-maintained. He has one tractor-towed, ground-driven three-gang fairway mower (I was told it used to be five-gang) and one 72-inch rotary rough mower.

Another surprise is that few Klang Valley golfers know about Taiping Golf Resort. It has a comfortable hotel, a decent clubhouse and is just outside of Taiping town. Its about 10-15 minutes away from the North-South highway. By the way, Taiping Golf Resort was formerly known as Bukit Jana Golf and Country Club.

Not many clubs can boast Tifdwarf this tight with a budget that tight...

Not many clubs can boast Tifdwarf this tight with a budget that tight…

TGR has challenging undulating greens, wide but long fairways, tricky dog-legs and well-maintained roughs. Its pretty good for weekend golfers and even those who are looking for something new. The bunkers? You have got to see them. I saw one big deep bunker and a few long ones. I wonder who designed this course. Anybody know?

I’d like to congratulate En. Huzaine and En. Basri for a job well done.

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Golf course Irrigation

Posted by mynormas on January 31, 2013

I teach part-time at a local college for the Diploma in Golf Resort Management and one of the topics is about the basics of golf course irrigation. So far there are no new student for this semester and rather than let my slides go to waste, I’m uploading them onto http://www.slideshare.net for anyone to read and if I’m lucky, to comment on and perhaps correct or update where necessary.

I’ll continue to upload my slides in the future; of course most of them would be incomprehensible without the accompanying explanations or hard-copy notes that I may distribute in class so I’ll have to modify before I upload and some; I won’t bother to attempt.

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/normas98/11-irrigation-system&#8221; title=”Basics of golf course irrigation system” target=”_blank”>Basics of golf course irrigation system</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/normas98&#8243; target=”_blank”>Normas Yakin</a></strong> </div>

Feel free to comment, query, correct, update or even thank me here on this site itself

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Happy Day!

Posted by mynormas on January 26, 2012

Yeah its my birthday. And I am happy.

My previous highest number of pageviews per day for this website was 313 in November 2011. I had kept this website off-line for a year in 2010 due to the amount of spam I was getting. So in 2011 I found a new host and even had a new name http://www.pakarrumput.com registered but I decided to stay with http://www.mynormas.com as my brand name.

You know what. Just a few minutes ago as the clock struck midnight to mark a new day and a new number for my age; the pageview for mynormas.com was recorded 502!

It may not be much by your website standards but you try and start a grass website and see how much response you can get. I am actually proud of it.

Thank you all…

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My TV interview in 2009

Posted by mynormas on January 25, 2012

I was interviewed on  TV3’s Malaysia Hari Ini in 2009.

In case you were wondering, in the interview; with regard to the jokes about “Pakar Rumput yang Perkasa”; just before the camera started rolling, the interviewer teased me about being a ‘pakar rumput’ (turf expert) to which I replied “I’m still macho” or words to that effect, to which she said “The macho turf expert” and translated it to “Pakar Rumput yang Perkasa” which sounds weird/funny.

This is actually my second TV ‘appearance’. I actually was interviewed for an hour by another TV3 programme about football (soccer) in 2007 which was shown after the midnight news. I did not ask/receive a copy of the interview. It was about football fields in Malaysia. The producer has since left TV3.

I’ve even misplaced this CD once and thought that I’ve lost this one too. As soon as I found it, I uploaded it on Youtube and you can watch it here:

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Vacancy: Golf Course Superintendent

Posted by mynormas on December 2, 2011

There is a vacancy for a Course Superintendent post in a Klang Valley golf course. For those who are interested, please send me your resume and, in your email or as cover letter, mention, in not more than 100 words about why you should be The Chosen One.
Please don’t ask me which golf course it is and don’t tell me your guesses or show me that you know which one – I will respect you anyway. If you think you want to take a challenge, or leave your current job or, what the hell, see how much you are worth; why not give it a try? The figure that they mentioned to me was five-figure but my question is: is the applicant worth it?
Go ahead, you can tell your other friends too.

Gambar hiasan/File pic. Nothing to do with the vacancy. But yeah, maybe something to do with the job.

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