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About Cole Thompson, Ph.D.

Cole Thompson, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Posts by Cole Thompson, Ph.D.

Effect of golf shoe designs on putting greens Posted on 03 Sep 2020 in the Current Issue & Research categories.

Cole Thompson, Ph.D., director of USGA Green Section, takes a look at the impact of golf shoe design and foot traffic on putting greens. Read more»

Dollar spot susceptibility on bentgrass Posted on 30 Jan 2020 in the Featured & Research categories.

Ask a fellow superintendent to list the top 10 problems that influence his or her agronomic programing. Contrary to the classic David Letterman style of beginning at the bottom of Read more»

An integrated strategy for controlling Poa trivialis Posted on 28 Oct 2016 in the Featured & Research categories.

It’s a lot like annual bluegrass (Poa annua), but with real stolons, none of the hype, and almost no effective chemical control strategies in cool-season turf. Rough bluegrass (Poa trivialis) Read more»

Controlling silvery-thread moss with Quicksilver Posted on 15 Oct 2015 in the Research categories.

Silvery-thread moss (STM) (Bryum argenteum Hedw.) continues to trouble superintendents managing creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) and annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) putting greens. Extremely small asexual propagules make STM Read more»

Controlling Poa trivialis with glyphosate Posted on 24 Nov 2014 in the Research categories.

By Cole Thompson, Ph.D.; Jack Fry, Ph.D.; Megan Kennelly, Ph.D.; Zac Reicher, Ph.D.; and Matt Sousek Rough bluegrass (Poa trivialis L.) is a cool-season perennial turfgrass commonly encountered in temperate Read more»