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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.

The Turf Doc: Returning to the open road Posted on 06 Jun 2020 in the Columns & COVID-19 categories.

After surviving COVID-19, Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes the joy of driving his 1969 Pontiac Firebird and encourages people to social distance. Read more»

Beware of the fog Posted on 02 Apr 2020 in the Columns categories.

While reading or watching a video, words like dazed, hazed, confused, perplexed, trance or stupor occasionally describe someone or a situation. These descriptive words are synonyms of being “in a Read more»

Stop letting time pass you by Posted on 07 Feb 2020 in the Columns categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes a recent excursion of putt-putt with his family over the holidays and relates it to how golf expectations are changing. Read more»

One-upping about winter desiccation Posted on 09 Jan 2020 in the Columns categories.

The “Four Yorkshiremen” is a classic comedy sketch associated with British comedy troupe Monty Python. It consists of four men at a resort discussing what it was like growing up Read more»

The advantages of the library over Google Posted on 23 Dec 2019 in the Columns categories.

Per my doctor’s orders, I take a walk each day across campus. My walk takes me by Ohio Stadium, the physics building, the Ohio Union and through Thompson Library, the Read more»

7Up and the early buying season Posted on 07 Nov 2019 in the Columns categories.

When I was sick growing up, my mom would make me drink 7Up. She thought it had medicinal properties and would take care of my ills. 7Up, which I now Read more»