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Pay up or go home

September 12, 2016 By and
A new labor law goes into effect December 1st. This law will impact 4.2 million American workers. But will workers make more money and have more free time, or find themselves unemployed? President Barack Obama has upped the ante for ...

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main photo by: Pete seltzer

The 19th hole: Mike Brunelle

September 9, 2016 By
Mike Brunelle CGCS // Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, N.J. Mike, what can I get you? Do they have a local IPA? So you’ve got two little ones? Yes, my wife, Jenni, and I have two; Gracie turns 3 in September. ...

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photo by: Glen Obear

Formation of clay bands in sand putting greens

August 30, 2016 By and
In 2014, we observed thin bands of clay in the sand putting greens of a golf course in Mississippi. These layers resulted in reduced water infiltration, saturated soils and a decline in turfgrass density. The greens, constructed in 2005 following ...

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photo courtesy Shawn Askew

A new key to Poa annua seedhead suppression

August 26, 2016 By
Research shows an early application of Proxy (ethephon) provides consistent Poa annua seedhead suppression. Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) seedhead suppression long has been among the more unpredictable turf management objectives faced by superintendents. One challenge is that annual bluegrass is ...

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Words of advice: Remember to recharge

August 19, 2016 By
It’s that time of year again. It’s August, and it’s blazing hot in most parts of the country. For those of you in the cooler regions, 80 degrees is like 100 to you. We are almost there. Whether it’s on ...

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Keeping up with The Jones: Looking at the new Department of Labor regulation

August 16, 2016 By
I did something this month I’ve never done before in my professional career — I sent the cover story I was about to publish to my human resources director. Associate Editor Grant B. Gannon and I wrote the cover story, ...

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