Tag: Super Science

Intense snow mold pressure (Photo: Paul Koch)

The thin white line: Snow mold control

August 15, 2018 By
Snow mold is one of the primary diseases of golf course turf in Wisconsin, as it is in much of the northern United States. Depending on your location, snow mold can be a disease that costs tens of thousands of ...
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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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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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Controlling annual bluegrass where the buffalo roam

November 9, 2017 By
Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) control has been thoroughly researched in cool-season turf east of the Mississippi River, but little research has been done in the northern Great Plains. Growing conditions, weather, desired species, as well as biotypes of annual ...
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Suppressing zoysiagrass in cool-season turf

November 2, 2017 By and
Zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica) is a desirable turfgrass for golf courses in the Transition Zone because of its low maintenance requirement, but it can become invasive when it spreads via rhizomes and stolons into adjacent areas where it is unwanted. Further, ...
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How low can ultradwarf bermudagrasses go?

As ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) use moves farther north, there is increased risk of winter injury from low temperatures and desiccation. The use of protective covers during winter is an expensive but obligatory practice for ultradwarf bermudagrass ...
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