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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: The history of the Turfgrass Information File Posted on 06 Dec 2023 in the Columns & Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Michigan State University has provided information on turfgrass research and education for 40 years. Read more»

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., shares resources for water management on golf courses Posted on 23 Oct 2023 in the From the Magazine categories.

The USGA Green Section Collection provides golf course superintendents with a wealth of information and practical tools. Read more»

Off the Record: The importance of location for warm-season grasses Posted on 02 Oct 2023 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Kenna breaks down a USGA trial that showcases the importance of location for warm-season turf. Read more»

Off the Record: The long and complicated history of spring dead spot research Posted on 28 Sep 2023 in the Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives a background on the common disease. Read more»

Spring disappointment with spring dead spot Posted on 25 Sep 2023 in the From the Magazine & Research categories.

This fungal disease can lead to significant damage and economic losses on golf courses if uncontrolled. Read more»

Mike Kenna, Ph.D., shares a timeline of the USGA’s water history Posted on 24 Aug 2023 in the Columns & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Kenna shares the USGA Green Section's timeline, providing a historical perspective on the evolution of water use in golf since 1931. Read more»