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Nice guys get nicknames

August 18, 2017 By
Full disclosure: Back in the early 2000s, one of the guys on the front cover used to boss me around. “Oh, so you’re writing about your friends now, Seth?” Well, yes and no. I’ve always written about my friends. (In ...
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Digging deep for labor solutions

August 18, 2017 By and
Any of the following five ideas could be the difference between a skeleton crew and a successful crew. There were no new Terminator movies this summer, but Skynet clearly hasn’t won. Most work on the golf course is still done ...

Not another back-to-school commercial

August 18, 2017 By
When I arrived at Ohio State University in the 1980s, we held our research field day on the second Tuesday of September. We continued this through most of the 1990s. I liked the schedule because it was after Labor Day, ...
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Taking on social media with respect

August 7, 2017 By
I enjoy interacting on social media about all things turfgrass. I’m a believer in the benefits of social media to communicate, advance careers, interact professionally and learn new tips. Twitter is especially fun around the majors, when social media users ...
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Smithco celebrates 50 years of improving turf maintenance

July 19, 2017 By
For Ted Smith, founder of Pennsylvania-based Smithco, his greatest ideas came from the field. Of course, Ted’s proverbial “field” could be defined as many locales, but none more important than along the fairway. Here he would envision machinery that would ...
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Fans of flying fescue

July 18, 2017 By
Only at the U.S. Open could cutting down a swath of tall grass be considered a major storyline. Here’s the scene: Big storms blew through Erin Hills on Monday night. It stormed hard all night and into the morning. I ...
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