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About Mike Richardson, Ph.D.

Mike Richardson, Ph.D., is a professor of turfgrass science at the University of Arkansas.

Posts by Mike Richardson, Ph.D.

Winter bermudagrass overseeding: Does it hurt or help? Posted on 14 May 2018 in the Featured & Research categories.

Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is the choice for golf course fairways and tees in the South and in the Transition Zone because it tolerates close mowing (less than 3/4 inch) and Read more»

Spring bulbs add color to dormant warm-season turf Posted on 26 Mar 2018 in the Research categories.

Warm-season turfgrasses in the Transition Zone can go dormant for up to six months of the year. Early-spring bulbs add color to dormant lawns, yet their persistence in the turfgrass Read more»

How low can ultradwarf bermudagrasses go? Posted on 18 Aug 2017 in the Research categories.

As ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) use moves farther north, there is increased risk of winter injury from low temperatures and desiccation. The use of protective covers during Read more»

Golf ball lie, mowing height and shot execution Posted on 19 Jul 2016 in the 0716 & Research categories.

Anyone who has played golf knows that shots from the preferred lies of the fairway are more likely to be successful compared with a similar shot in the rough. Players Read more»

Dormant sprigging of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass Posted on 22 Jul 2015 in the Research categories.

Many bermudagrass and zoysiagrass cultivars cannot be seeded and are commonly planted vegetatively using sprigs, especially for sod production or in sand-based systems such as athletic fields and putting greens. Read more»

Daily light integration — a new way to document shade issues Posted on 18 May 2015 in the Research categories.

It has been estimated that more than 25 percent of all turfgrasses are exposed to some level of shade, with shade being produced by a variety of sources, including trees, Read more»