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One-upping about winter desiccation

January 9, 2020 By
The “Four Yorkshiremen” is a classic comedy sketch associated with British comedy troupe Monty Python. It consists of four men at a resort discussing what it was like growing up poor. In the sketch, each one tries to one-up the ...

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Kyllinga species a challenge to control

January 9, 2020 By
Clark Throssell, Ph.D., discusses why kyllinga species are a challenge to control with Scott McElroy, Ph.D., a turfgrass weed scientist at Auburn University. He conducts numerous weed control experiments every year, targeting many weeds species, including kyllinga species. You may ...

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The unpredictability of predicting the weather

January 9, 2020 By
According to the great Bob Dylan, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Hot take alert — Bob was not a superintendent and was almost certainly not talking about actual weather, but A), I’m not ...

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Peak maintenance in golf course management

January 9, 2020 By
Looking back over the last 150 years, it’s amazing to see how far humanity has come since the start of the Industrial Revolution, from transportation innovations of the 20th century that shrunk the planet, to space travel and the computer ...

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The best sights of 2019

January 9, 2020 By
It only took one month into 2020, and I went ahead and used the “2020 vision” pun on the cover. If I’m not going to be original, at least I’ll be first out of the gate, I suppose. I’m happy ...

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The advantages of the library over Google

December 23, 2019 By
Per my doctor’s orders, I take a walk each day across campus. My walk takes me by Ohio Stadium, the physics building, the Ohio Union and through Thompson Library, the main library at The Ohio State University. Thompson Library is ...

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