Research

Clark Talks Turf: Turfgrass research is always on my mind

February 15, 2018 By
I think of research as a logical, systematic approach to solving problems. Research takes many forms, and for the purposes of this column I’m going to focus on turfgrass field research. There are many variations of field research, but consider ...
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The turf wave

February 15, 2018 By
The audience “wave” has been common at sporting events in the United States for decades. It’s believed the wave was first done at National Hockey League games in the late 1970s/early 1980s, but the first video evidence occurred at an ...
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Determining fungicide rates for soils old and new

February 15, 2018 By and
Superintendents often follow best management practices (BMPs) for establishing turfgrass, which provide a range of nutrient applications that have been determined to be sufficient. However, many BMPs do not account for differences that may exist due to soils or nutrient ...
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Does temperature influence hydraulic oil injury?

February 13, 2018 By
Hydraulic equipment is vital to turfgrass management. Hydraulic oil leaks occur because of equipment malfunction and/or human error. The leaks injure putting green turf and cause loss of turf quality because the oil kills turfgrass shoots. Most hydraulic oil leaks ...
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Brushing stress away, or causing it?

We have conducted a series of putting green-brushing studies over the last few years, spearheaded by one of our former graduate students, Gail Gu, for her Master’s degree thesis. In that time, technical advances in brushing attachments/units have changed how ...
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Manipulating microbial ecology

January 25, 2018 By and
Water and fertilizer use for turfgrass and horticultural commodities is a local, state and national concern for these industries. Water availability for irrigation has decreased in recent years because of greater demands from agriculture, industry, domestic uses and climate variability. ...
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