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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.

Super Science Intro: Studying the benefits of precision irrigation Posted on 30 Jun 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Researchers at Texas A&M University, University of Minnesota and The Toro Co. are evaluating the adoption of currently available soil moisture sensor (SMS) and mapping technologies to see if golf course superintendents can make significant water and cost savings. Read more»

Off the Record: Early USGA heroes Posted on 29 Jun 2021 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna discusses golf's roots in turfgrass science and how the game has played a role in shaping academic programs at universities across the country. Read more»

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»

Learn more about the benefits of Deacon Posted on 04 Jun 2021 in the 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 & 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»