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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.

The right way to irrigate for healthy and playable fairways Posted on 28 May 2024 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are evaluating various measurement methods and devices that can quantify the physiological and physical responses of golf course fairways under dry-down conditions. Read more»

Off the Record: The history of reclaimed water on golf courses Posted on 28 May 2024 in the Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Kenna examines the history of reclaimed water on the golf course and explains its future. Read more»

Off the Record: Pioneering the future of dollar spot management Posted on 15 Apr 2024 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Kenna provides an update on the current projects, new research initiatives and future events dedicated to advancing our understanding and control of dollar spot in turfgrass. Read more»

A closer look at dollar spot on bentgrass fairways Posted on 12 Apr 2024 in the Columns & From the Magazine & Research categories.

Kenna shares an overview of a study done by a UMD researcher who tested the way different fungicides manage dollar spot on Penncross creeping bentgrass. Read more»

Examining spring dead spot response to different management practices Posted on 27 Mar 2024 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., shares findings from a study done at North Carolina State University. Read more»

Off the Record: Important insights from soil nitrogen testing Posted on 25 Mar 2024 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Kenna examines the important insights derived from USGA research into nitrogen testing. Read more»