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  • Turfgrass cultivation methods: A roster

    August 27, 2020
    No matter how you slice it, cultivation is a key ingredient in maintaining high-quality turf. A turf scientist breaks down the different techniques to help you determine the best regimen for your site.
  • Verdure: You really ought to cover that up

    August 2020
    With more transition zone courses opting for ultradwarf bermudagrass greens, researchers investigated various strategies for preventing winter injury of the warm-season grass.
  • A very 2020 golf course renovation project

    July 2020
    Few things were “normal” about a recent hole renovation at a Pennsylvania club, from the timing of the work to the financing behind it to a curveball known as coronavirus.
  • Hand sanitizer effects on turfgrass

    July 2020
    Turf damage has all sorts of origins, but 2020 has no doubt brought an uptick in injuries involving one substance in particular: hand sanitizer.
  • Goodbye Poa annua, hello bentgrass

    April 2020
    Go inside an Ohio golf club’s decision to transition greens and fairways from Poa to bentgrass and the many components involved, from shade to PGRs to patience.
  • What the Tech? Golf course pin placement

    January 2020
    Pin placement software allows superintendents to make more informed decisions on hole locations, which can reduce wear on greens and enhance golfer experience.
  • Verdure: Poa management, Nordic style

    December 2019
    Looking to thwart Poa annua invasion on red fescue greens, researchers experimented with blending more competitive grasses into the seed mix.
  • Oil spills on turf: Facts and myths

    November 2019
    When hydraulic oil gets on putting greens, is it the heat that kills the grass? Is dish soap really the best remedy for damage? An overview of the scientific research separates fact from folklore.
  • Suppressing Poa annua seedhead production

    November 2019
    Researchers examined how well different mowing delays pre- and post-application of a plant growth regulator reduced seedhead counts in Poa annua greens.
  • Less is more at Colbert Hills

    August 2019
    The Kansas course offers a study in low-input turfgrass management, with dramatic cuts in fertilizer use, aerification and mowing proving a boon to both the budget and the playing surfaces.
  • Timing golf course aerification

    July 2019
    Is there a “perfect” time for aerification? With some tried-and-true tips and a healthy dose of experience, turfgrass managers can make the best call.
  • Verdure: It’s all in the delivery

    May 2019
    Granular vs. foliar fertilizers — researchers tested them alone and in combination to determine their effects on turfgrass quality and soil nutrient levels.
  • Silvery-thread moss infestation in greens

    March 2019
    Researchers investigated whether aerification or vertislicing alone or in combination with topdressing or herbicide applications could help reduce silvery-thread moss in putting greens.