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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: 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: New bentgrasses — the story continues Posted on 29 Apr 2021 in the Columns & Current Issue & 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»

Sting nematode distribution in putting green root zones Posted on 29 Apr 2021 in the Current Issue & 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»

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»

Off the Record: Thank you is not enough Posted on 11 Mar 2021 in the Columns & Featured & 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 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»