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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 USGA grants advance the future of golf course management Posted on 07 Jun 2022 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Research editor Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses how USGA grants benefit the future of golf courses and golf course management. Read more»

Off the Record: Is Poa annua a friend or foe? Posted on 19 May 2022 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Research Editor Mike Kenna, Ph. D., talks his experiences through the years with the USGA regarding annual bluegrass (Poa annua). Read more»

Off the Record: Remote sensing technology is humming along slowly Posted on 11 Apr 2022 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses remote sensing technology and imaging systems used to scout courses for pest problems, plan IPM strategies and more. Read more»

Off The Record: Kill the bill Posted on 16 Mar 2022 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D. presents the case against California AB 1910, which proposes converting golf courses to affordable housing. Read more»

USGA’s turfgrass research makes positive impact on golfs enjoyability Posted on 24 Feb 2022 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

The USGA has invested more than $45 million in turfgrass and environmental research since 1983 and adds $2 million annually to improve aspects of the game. Read more»

Off the Record: Worth the investment Posted on 08 Feb 2022 in the From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., former director of research for the USGA, examines the USGA Green Section's research program and its impact on the industry. Read more»