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About Karl Danneberger, Ph.D.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of horticulture and crop science at The Ohio State University. He is author of the popular The Turf Doc column that appears monthly in Golfdom. Karl writes on topics ranging from Poa annua to pest control.

Posts by Karl Danneberger, Ph.D.

Turf MD: Cold hardiness Posted on 04 Jan 2022 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Golfdom columnist Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes the ins and outs of cold hardiness of turfgrass and how to avoid turf stress in the winter. Read more»

Turf MD: Embracing a changing workforce Posted on 03 Jan 2022 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., discusses how the golf course world needs to focus on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion to attract a diverse workforce. Read more»

Turf MD: Supply problems ahead Posted on 29 Oct 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Supply issues have affected many industries throughout the pandemic and is hitting the golf course industry resulting in limited supply and rising costs. Read more»

Turf MD: What happened to my turf? Posted on 14 Oct 2021 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes the extent of the fall armyworm invasion in various parts of the U.S. that had not previously experienced the pest. Read more»

Turf MD: No water in the West Posted on 07 Sep 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Only 7 percent of the water used in Las Vegas is for golf courses. Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., looks at how water cuts could affect courses in the future. Read more»

Turf MD: Expensive is what lies underneath Posted on 28 Jun 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., explains the parallels between classic car and golf course restoration and the key to successful renovation. Read more»