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About Bert McCarty, Ph.D.

Posts by Bert McCarty, Ph.D.

Super Science: A year of research in review Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna offers a look at all of the best turfgrass research that has been published by Golfdom within the past year of 2020. Read more»

Tropical signalgrass: Bring an old foe to its knees? Posted on 06 Jun 2020 in the Research categories.

Bert McCarty, Ph.D., describes how superintendents at golf course around the United States can work to control tropical signalgrass. Read more»

Selecting appropriate sand-cap depths Posted on 05 Jun 2019 in the Research categories.

Poor drainage is a major concern for golf course superintendents. It can restrict play, which reduces income, potentially having a long-term negative financial impact on a course. Drainage problems are Read more»

Sand-capping depth based on moisture retention curves Posted on 12 Nov 2018 in the Featured & Research categories.

Sand capping is done on golf course fairways and sports fields that drain poorly in an attempt to allow play to resume quickly after rainfall. Sand capping involves applying a Read more»

Winter traffic stress on a Transition Zone bentgrass green Posted on 22 Feb 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

Many factors affect the durability of turfgrass under traffic stress, including the turfgrass species and cultivar, timing and type of traffic, root zone composition and construction type, soil moisture levels, Read more»