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About Mike Kenna, Ph.D.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., is the retired director of research, USGA Green Section. Contact him at mpkenna@gmail.com.

Posts by Mike Kenna, Ph.D.

Off the Record: How golf improved its environmental game Posted on 25 Jan 2023 in the Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., shares how the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation helped the golf industry up its environmental game. Read more»

From mainframes to smartphones — how technology transformed in the last 40 years Posted on 09 Jan 2023 in the Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., offers a glimpse into the not-too-distant past and examines how far technology has come in just 40 years. Read more»

A look at the research projects we highlighted this year in Golfdom Posted on 15 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

A year in review: Mike Kenna takes a look back at all of the research projects we highlighted in 2022, from freeze-tolerant bremudagrass to water research. Read more»

How drones can help detect early drought stress in turf Posted on 06 Dec 2022 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., examines advances in drones and thermal imaging that could help improve water management on the course. Read more»

Evaluating mid-winter applications of Quicksilver for silvery-thread moss Posted on 27 Oct 2022 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Researchers across six northern states evaluated the potential injury of mid-winter applications of carfentrazone-ethyl (Quicksilver, FMC) on putting greens. Read more»

Off the Record: The history of turfgrass research in the USDA Posted on 24 Oct 2022 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., examines the history of turfgrass research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Read more»