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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 ...
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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 ...

Golfdom Files: Highlights of golf turf maintenance

December 17, 2018 By
Each year, we take a look at how the golf industry is performing in our State of the Industry report, and superintendents consistently report that labor is their No. 1 issue. It seems that 70 years ago was no different, ...
Soil moisture classification (Photo: Chase Straw)

Site-specific irrigation using sensors and mapping

November 27, 2018 By
A study was initiated at Brackett’s Crossing CC (Lakeville, Minn.) to encourage adoption of site-specific irrigation using in-ground soil moisture sensors and mapping technologies. We conducted course surveys to map soil moisture and place nine fairways into similar groups of ...

A nickel tour with a $5 round

November 12, 2018 By
My father-in-law recently visited my family here in northeast Kansas. He lives in south Texas (McAllen), so he doesn’t get up this way too often. I gave him the Seth Jones nickel tour of Lawrence. He’s a fellow Kansas University ...