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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: Lessons learned from COVID-19 Posted on 02 Apr 2021 in the Columns & COVID-19 & Current Issue & 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»

Turf MD: Good riddance to 2020 Posted on 28 Jan 2021 in the Columns & COVID-19 & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Columnist Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., discusses what golf course maintenance practices will stick around once 2020 and the coronavirus pass. Read more»

Ohio State turfgrass entomology professor Harry Niemczyk, Ph.D., dies at 91 Posted on 17 Dec 2020 in the Industry News categories.

Harry Niemczyk, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University, passed away on Dec. 16, 2020 at the age of 91, after a battle with Read more»

The Turf Doc: Winter golf Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the Columns & COVID-19 & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes how golf courses can manage and minimize the damage caused by winter golf in places where it's applicable. Read more»

The Turf Doc: Burning down the turf Posted on 02 Nov 2020 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Calling to mind recent wildfires that have wreaked havoc in the western U.S., Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., details the effects of warming temperatures on turf. Read more»