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About Brian Whitlark

Brian Whitlark is an agronomist in the USGA Green Section West Region.

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Research identifies sand and topdressing needed to manage putting greens Posted on 24 Aug 2021 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Field observations and research reveal the type of sand and amount of topdressing needed to manage thatch and organic matter accumulation in putting greens. Read more»

Why light and frequent topdressing programs are important Posted on 27 Jul 2021 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Sand topdressing is one of the most important practices for producing smooth putting surfaces and diluting thatch and organic matter. Despite this fact, some courses only apply sand during aeration Read more»