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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: The important of the crown of the turfgrass plant Posted on 26 Jan 2023 in the Blog & Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Dr. D explains the importance of the crown of the turfgrass plant and shares some best practices going into winter to protect it. Read more»

Turf MD: A journey through my Wonderful World of Turf Posted on 12 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine categories.

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., reminiscences through photographs about his journeys across the globe in his Wonderful World of Turf. Read more»

Turf MD: How coring can improve overall turfgrass health Posted on 22 Nov 2022 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom Science Editor Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., shares the several positive disruptions that coring can have on your turf. Read more»

Turf MD: How to manage and reduce grain on the course Posted on 12 Sep 2022 in the Columns & 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»