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A final phone call

December 17, 2018 By
My last phone call to Steve Wright, CGCS — never meant to be a monumental call — goes down as the last time I ever talked with my friend Steve. Readers of Golfdom will recognize the name Steve Wright, the ...

Spread the love

December 17, 2018 By
I recently had a conversation with one of my neighbors and he asked me about my job. You’ve all had the same conversation, and my neighbor and I hit all the major talking points. Yes, I work all winter. Yes, ...
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Portugal and pesticides

December 17, 2018 By
I have traveled to Portugal numerous times to attend and speak at conferences and to play golf. Portugal is one of my favorite countries. It’s a relatively small country, with a population similar to that of Ohio. It has a ...

Returning golf to golfers

December 17, 2018 By
History is my thing. I like it on all levels. I get lost in golf’s early history, and I find myself arguing about the importance and the intent of original golf course design. As I work out our budget here ...

My turfgrass wish list

December 17, 2018 By
In the spirit of Christmas, I am sharing my research wish list. There are great turfgrass scientists hard at work on many of the items on my list. Despite their efforts, some of my wishes remain unfulfilled. That just goes ...
Visible differences in turf injury at seven days after application. (Photo: Ross Braun, Ph.D.)

Ryegrass injury and recovery from human insect repellent

Superintendents commonly observe turfgrass injury from human insect repellent (bug spray) overspray on human skin and clothing. The injury most commonly occurs as an outline shape of unaffected footprints with damaged surrounding turf. This injury results in unacceptable turf quality. ...