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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: More good news on golf’s use of water Posted on 27 Sep 2022 in the Columns & Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom Research Editor Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses water use and management practices on golf courses in America, including surveys from the GCSAA. Read more»

A closer look at Microdochium patch control research Posted on 12 Sep 2022 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Research Editor Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses Microdochium patch and the different experiments researchers have used to control it. Read more»

Off the Record: USGA’s contributions address environmental issues Posted on 11 Aug 2022 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Research Editor Mike Kenna discusses how the USGA and its research efforts have benefited the golf industry over the last few decades. Read more»

The importance of soil moisture meter accuracy in saline soils Posted on 28 Jul 2022 in the Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Measuring soil moisture with time domain reflectometry (TDR) sensors can aid turfgrass water conservation efforts and improve playing conditions. Read more»

Off the Record: TDR’s evolution from the lab to the course Posted on 06 Jul 2022 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

As the research article suggests this month, TDR measurements have made a significant economic impact and helped with water management on golf courses. Read more»

A close look at the economic benefits of water research Posted on 30 Jun 2022 in the From the Magazine categories.

The USGA has invested more than $45 million in turfgrass and environmental research, which has improved irrigation efficiency on U.S. golf courses. Read more»