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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.

Can biochar control sting nematodes? Posted on 22 Feb 2024 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Kenna shares findings from a research study done at Clemson University. Read more»

Off the Record: Changing nematode management Posted on 22 Feb 2024 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Kenna highlights a research project that changed the way superintendents manage nematodes. Read more»

The newest cold-tolerant bermudagrass putting greens Posted on 05 Feb 2024 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Researchers are developing hybrid bermudagrasses for putting greens that have improved cold temperature tolerance. Read more»

Off the Record: Evaluating winter injury on annual bluegrass greens Posted on 04 Feb 2024 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Extensive winterkill of annual bluegrass (Poa annua) golf greens is a major problem in northern climates. Read more»

Revisiting the research projects we highlighted in 2023 Posted on 18 Dec 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

As 2023 winds to a close, it’s time to look back at the list of great research articles we logged for Golfdom this year. Read more»

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., shares the true value of USGA research Posted on 14 Dec 2023 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Kenna talks the USGA Green Section's efforts and more. Read more»