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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: No water in the West Posted on 07 Sep 2021 in the Columns & Current Issue & 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»

Turf MD: A classic fungicide Posted on 02 Jun 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., talks about one of the classics that has been used for years in the fight to maintain turfgrass against diseases: QoI fungicides. Read more»

Turf MD: The spring invasion of the periodical invasion Posted on 11 May 2021 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., responds to a few frequently asked questions about the periodical cicada, which is set to emerge this spring. Read more»

Turf MD: Lessons learned from COVID-19 Posted on 04 May 2021 in the Columns & COVID-19 & From the Magazine categories.

Columnist Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., relates lessons he learned from contracting COVID-19 last year to taking care of turfgrass. Read more»

The Turf Doc: Spring will come as if shot out of a cannon Posted on 25 Feb 2021 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Columnist Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes what challenges superintendents will face when spring inevitably comes as if shot from a cannon. Read more»