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Sober advice on collar decline Posted on 30 Oct 2019 in the Current Issue & Featured & Maintenance categories.

Just as shirt collars tend to wear quickly, collars on greens also tend to decline fast. At superintendent gatherings, explanations for collar decline are many: Irrigation runoff gets trapped there, Read more»

What to do when OSHA comes knocking Posted on 10 Oct 2019 in the Featured & Maintenance categories.

The No. 1 cause of job-related deaths on golf courses is machinery rollovers. Nationwide, 18 of the 48 deaths in the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting period Read more»

Beating Pythium on ryegrass fairways Posted on 12 Jul 2019 in the Featured & Maintenance categories.

If your short game is working and your long game is on, odds are you are going to have a successful round. The same holds for disease control. If one Read more»

The man in the mirror Posted on 25 Sep 2018 in the Blog & Maintenance categories.

You, dear superintendent, are the main cause of anthracnose outbursts. Luckily, you also hold the keys to minimizing those problems. Research from Ohio State University (OSU) says that mowing issues Read more»

Fight aging (in your greens) Posted on 21 Jun 2017 in the Research categories.

Aging is tough. It’s just as tough on greens as it is on superintendents. And, just as a superintendent might put on a few pounds under his belt every year, Read more»

Are you driving fertility on one axle? Posted on 20 Jun 2017 in the Research categories.

When time and budgets are tight, a superintendent might be tempted to choose between soil testing and more involved plant tissue analysis. Don’t. “Soil testing and plant analyses are like Read more»