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About Matt Cavanaugh

Matt Cavanaugh is a research scientist at the University of Minnesota where he collaborates with fellow turfgrass scientists on a wide range of turfgrass research projects.
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Posts by Matt Cavanaugh

Germinating creeping bent in the cold Posted on 08 Nov 2019 in the Featured & Maintenance categories.

As turf begins to green up in the spring (or not), superintendents need to quickly repair winterkill damage to putting greens to increase early-season revenue. The term winterkill is a Read more»

The mystery behind the missing left glove Posted on 03 Jun 2019 in the Maintenance categories.

In October, I found myself once again digging through the two compartments of my golf cart. I lift up the seat to look in the battery compartment, hoping to find Read more»

On a road to nowhere Posted on 18 Jul 2018 in the Maintenance categories.

50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the top song, “Chicago” won best picture (gross), Saturn sold 271,000 cars. Johnny Depp was super dreamy, and no one really seemed to care Read more»

Mistakes Happen: Part Dew Posted on 22 Jan 2015 in the Research categories.

In the October Golfdom I wrote about several product application mistakes that superintendents potentially can make. These mistakes included an overdose of plant growth regulators, products used to correct said Read more»

3 mistakes to learn from when applying products to turf Posted on 22 Oct 2014 in the Research categories.

During a recent field day I asked, “How many people here have ever killed grass because of a product they applied or a mistake they made?” Naturally, few raised their Read more»