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About Mike Kenna

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., is the retired director of research, USGA Green Section. Contact him at mpkenna@gmail.com.

Posts by Mike Kenna

Off the Record: On-site cultivar testing revisited Posted on 24 Nov 2020 in the Columns & Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Golfdom columnist Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives a history of the USGA Green Section testing new cultivars of turfgrass. The practices dates back to the 1930s. Read more»

Super Science: On-site testing for overseeded bermudagrass fairways Posted on 17 Nov 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Researchers Kevin Morris and Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explore on-site testing for overseeded bermudagrass fairways on golf courses. Read more»

USGA Green Section 100th anniversary Posted on 12 Nov 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., reflects on how much the USGA Green Section owes to Charles V. Piper, Ph.D., and Russell A. Oakley, Ph.D. Read more»

Off the Record: A history of golfer footwear Posted on 06 Oct 2020 in the Columns & Featured categories.

Golfdom columnist Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives a brief history of golfer footwear throughout the years and the impact it has had on golf courses. Read more»

See no weevil Posted on 01 Oct 2020 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explains how adult populations of the annual bluegrass weevil have become resistant to certain insecticides. Read more»

Making a Wisconsin connection Posted on 04 Aug 2020 in the Columns categories.

Mike Kenna compares University of Wisconsin turfgrass pathologist Paul Koch, Ph.D., to John Monteith Jr. of the USGA Green Section. Read more»