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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.

Sting nematode distribution in putting green root zones Posted on 08 Jun 2021 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Jim Kerns, Ph.D., and his graduate student Glen Galle observed sting nematodes’ annual behavior to improve chemical application timing. Read more»

Super Science Intro: Learn more about the benefits of Deacon Posted on 04 Jun 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., describes Deacon, a program to help make data-driven decisions on resource consumption, the pace of play or guidance for renovations. Read more»

Off the Record: New bentgrasses — the story continues Posted on 03 Jun 2021 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., elaborates on the United States Golf Association Green Section's development of the Piper and Oakley bentgrass varieties. Read more»

Off the Record: From Lotus 1-2-3 on Posted on 02 Jun 2021 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses new technology like USGA Deacon and others that help facilitate management decisions to make golf more affordable and enjoyable. Read more»

Off the Record: New bentgrasses to celebrate USGA Green Section 100th Anniversary Posted on 06 May 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explains how Rutgers University and USGA are working together to release two new creeping bentgrasses and relays a history of bentgrass. Read more»

Off the Record: Early golf course entomology Posted on 11 Mar 2021 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom Research Editor Mike Kenna, Ph.D., takes a moment to look back to the 1920s to the early day of turfgrass entomology. Read more»