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Accurate or precise? Posted on 19 Jun 2017 in the Research categories.

When you are deciding whether or not to spray, it is important to know whether your threshold levels should be termed accurate or precise. Consider a superintendent who estimates that Read more»

Penny wise, gallon foolish? Posted on 16 Mar 2017 in the Research categories.

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) warns superintendents that gasoline containing greater than ten percent ethanol (E10) can be harmful to outdoor power equipment and other small engine products. As Read more»

Penn State develops bluestem ecotype Posted on 16 Mar 2017 in the Research categories.

Every superintendent has roughs and far roughs where maintenance is an expense yet aesthetics need to be acceptable. Penn State demonstrated its latest bluestem line this past summer. Given that Read more»

Turf Toughie: How snow cover effects spring thaw Posted on 16 Mar 2017 in the Research categories.

True or false: Soils protected with thick snow cover will thaw more quickly than open fairways and greens? The point of this question is whether a thick blanket of snow Read more»

Young and Old Tom Morris make the big screen Posted on 28 Feb 2017 in the Uncategorized categories.

Golf will once again make it to the big screen. In the tradition of Tin Cup and Caddyshack, Tommy’s Honour is a story built around 18 holes of golf. Tommy’s Read more»

Turf Toughie: The newest essential trace element Posted on 22 Nov 2016 in the Research categories.

Micronutrients have been essential to turf growth since before man first picked up a golf club. However, agronomists are only catching on to their vital role bit by bit. So…which Read more»