Author Archive

About James Murphy, Ph.D.

James Murphy, Ph.D. is an extension specialist in turfgrass management at Rutgers University.

Posts by James Murphy, Ph.D.

Removing coarse topdressing sand from greens Posted on 04 Jun 2019 in the Featured & Research categories.

Superintendents use topdressing to manage thatch accumulation and maintain smooth putting green surfaces. However, they often avoid topdressing during the growing season because residual coarse sand may interfere with play Read more»

A lesser of two weevils? Posted on 26 Feb 2019 in the Research categories.

The annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) can inflict severe damage on annual bluegrass (Poa annua) fairways, greens and collars. Because the ABW showcases a strong preference for annual bluegrass over creeping Read more»

False-green kyllinga control in cool-season turf Posted on 23 Oct 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

False-green kyllinga (Kyllinga gracillima) has become increasingly problematic in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. False-green kyllinga is related to yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), and both species have a triangular stem. Yellow Read more»