Maintenance

The man in the mirror

September 25, 2018 By
You, dear superintendent, are the main cause of anthracnose outbursts. Luckily, you also hold the keys to minimizing those problems. Research from Ohio State University (OSU) says that mowing issues likely are the No. 1 factor that initiates the onset ...
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Ornamental bed (Photo by: John C. Fech)

Lower-cost trees, shrubs, groundcovers and flowers

September 17, 2018 By
Ornamentals serve an important function on the golf course, providing fairway definition, creating a backdrop for greens, preventing errant golf shots from striking golfers, producing shade in appropriate locations, screening undesirable views, providing habitat for songbirds and increasing the aesthetic ...
Inglewood Golf Course (Photo: John R. Johnson / golfphotos.com)

Accessory war: debating the pros and cons of golf course accessories

September 13, 2018 By
The USGA in April last year released a report titled, “Eliminating Golf Course Accessories Saves Time and Money.” But that report’s release wasn’t the first time Matt Pauli, director of marketing for Standard Golf, took note of this idea. The ...
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Thermal heat map (Photo: Greensight Agronomics)

Roadmap for a startup

August 30, 2018 By
When you think about a tech startup, you might envision a residential house stocked with young, tech-savvy hipsters all hunched over laptops, with an accouterment of off-hours amusements dotting the periphery. Once some venture capital firm swoops in, infusing said ...
Wildflowers (Photo: Hannah Schrum)

Wildflower meadows for the busy superintendent

August 27, 2018 By
As seasoned veterans of the turf industry, superintendents rightly pride themselves on pulling off one of the most deceptively simple yet challenging feats of agriculture: cultivating acres of pristine turf. Then, just when you think you have a grasp on ...
Golf cart stuck on top of dirt mound Photos courtesy of: Stock.com/GregC (1); Matt Cavanaugh

On a road to nowhere

July 18, 2018 By
50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the top song, “Chicago” won best picture (gross), Saturn sold 271,000 cars. Johnny Depp was super dreamy, and no one really seemed to care about bees. It all happened in 2003. I entered the ...
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