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Off the Record: Oklahoma’s bermudagrass connection

January 6, 2022 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., presents a turfgrass research and extension history of Oklahoma State University and bermudagrass to celebrate the past 75 years. ...

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Turf MD: Cold hardiness

January 4, 2022 By
Golfdom columnist Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., describes the ins and outs of cold hardiness of turfgrass and how to avoid turf stress in the winter. ...

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The temperature was then increased to 75/68 degrees F for a week and afterward to 90/82 degrees F to encourage recovery. The regrowth based on shoot emergence was visually evaluated after five weeks using binary values (1 = alive, 0 = dead). A = Tahoma 31, B = OKC 1406, C = Tifway and D = OKC 1873. (Photo: Lakshmy Gopinath, Ph.D.)

How researchers are developing freeze-tolerant bermudagrass

Bermudagrass is the most commonly used warm-season turfgrass in the Transition Zone. While lt has excellent tolerance to heat and drought, it has low tolerance to freezing temperatures. ...

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Bermudagrass winter damage at Lakeside Memorial Golf Course in spring 2021. (Photo: Mike Buxton)

A look at bermudagrass trials and spring greenup

January 3, 2022 By
The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) started a new seeded and vegetative bermudagrass trial in 2019. One of the northernmost and coldest locations, Wichita, Kan., is the Kansas State University experiment station. The research team maintains the seeded and vegetative ...

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Recently released Posterity, Xzemplar and Maxtima provided effective dollar spot control. (Photo: Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Super Science: Looking back on 2021

Take a look back at all of the best turfgrass research from some experts that has been published by Golfdom within the past year of 2021. ...

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Desiccation on turfgrass occurs in late winter months due to lack of moisture. (Photo: Bill Kreuser, Ph.D.)

Experts’ Insights: Why dry conditions are the enemy

December 28, 2021 By
How superintendents can make sure that their turf is healthy and moist going into the winter season to prevent desiccation. ...

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