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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: How to manage and reduce grain on the course Posted on 12 Sep 2022 in the Columns & Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom science editor Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., discusses grain management strategies and how to reduce the grain of your course. Read more»

Turf MD: The complicated nature of diagnosing a turfgrass surprise Posted on 11 Aug 2022 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom science editor Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., discusses agronomic surprises of the last year and the process of diagnosing them. Read more»

Turf MD: A unique graduation for this year’s turfgrass seniors Posted on 15 Jun 2022 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected this year's graduating seniors and what the future holds post-pandemic. Read more»

Turf MD: Morality intersects with the game of golf Posted on 14 Jun 2022 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom columnist Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., talks recent LIV Golf and Phil Mickelson news and questions players' morals in the game of golf. Read more»

Turf MD: Why we need to remember the benefits of PGRs Posted on 10 May 2022 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., talks about the application and absorption characteristics of ingredients in plant growth regulators (PGRs). Read more»

Turf MD: Top five golf pet peeves Posted on 28 Apr 2022 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., discusses his biggest golf pet peeves and common mistakes that golfers make from a maintenance perspective. Read more»