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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: Thank you is not enough Posted on 05 Feb 2021 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives his acceptance speech for the 2021 Colonel John Morley Distinguished Service Award, bestowed by the GCSAA. Read more»

A new tool to ID spring dead spot Posted on 03 Feb 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Researchers from Ecuador and Oklahoma State University developed a molecular assay to ID three fungal species in the spring dead spot genus accurately. Read more»

Off the Record: A turf brain trust Posted on 02 Feb 2021 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explains how collaboration among universities will improve cold hardiness while providing a turfgrass that tolerates summer heat. Read more»

Super Science: A year of research in review Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna offers a look at all of the best turfgrass research that has been published by Golfdom within the past year of 2020. Read more»

A meeting of the turfgrass minds Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., and Kevin Morris summarize the objectives of the National Turfgrass Research Initiative from a recent meeting. Read more»

The Greek word for turf Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., describes why those in the golf industry are turf scientists first and discusses the need for collaboration between research entities. Read more»