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Thomas Turf working with natural turf consulting on the AirDrain Agronomic System

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I have officially retired from Texas A&M but still working with my private lab.  I am willing to still work with AirField but I need you to update your contact information that you give out to customers.


    lab –

    Home –



    lab:  979-774-1600

    Home (cell):  979-575-5107


Mailing Address:

James Thomas

Thomas Turf Services, Inc.

11183 State Highway 30

College Station, TX  77845



 P.S.  I had a nice chat with a customer the other day regarding using AirField’s Airdrain for a sports field.


Natural Turf

Thru a research project conducted at Texas A&M. It was concluded that you can reduce your irrigation needs by up to 40% using AirField Systems AirDrain. The five year research project was jointly funded by the United States Golf Association and AirField Systems and was a collaborative effort between Texas A&M, AirField Systems and the United States Golf Association. The data from the research showed that the AirField Systems drainage profile provided between one to three more days of plant available water than a United States Golf Association recommended gravel and sand profile. 

The AirDrain System has a unique ability no other system has in that it can flush the profile quickly and efficiently anytime its needed. This practice is particularly common where salt laden irrigation water is used and in areas along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, California coast, and Desert Southwest. Click here to see an article from the USGA on the benefits of flushing the pro

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