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

Super Science: Preventive fungicide applications for dollar spot control on creeping bentgrass fairways

June 10, 2021 By and
Paul Koch, Ph.D., and Kurt Hockemeyer delve into preventive fungicide applications for dollar spot control on creeping bentgrass fairways. ...

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Adult female sting nematode (Photo: Bruce Martin)

Sting nematode distribution in putting green root zones

June 8, 2021 By
Jim Kerns, Ph.D., and his graduate student Glen Galle observed sting nematodes’ annual behavior to improve chemical application timing. ...

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Photo by: Control Solutions Inc.

Turf Pest of the Month: How to keep fire ants at bay

June 7, 2021 By
Fire ants can be easily identified by the mounds they build — a useful piece of information to avoid getting too close to the female fire ants, which can sting. “They typically like building their mounds in areas that are ...

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The impact of different PGR reapplication models on the turfgrass quality of a creeping bentgrass fairway mowed at 0.4 inch. (Photo by: William Kreuser, Ph.D.)

How to guide PGR applications by growing degree days

June 4, 2021 By
At the University of Nebraska, our lab has been creating models to predict the duration and performance of plant growth regulators (PGRs) using growing degree day (GDD) models. We have more than 570 different models specific to grass species, the ...

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Crabgrass germinates when mean soil temperatures are at about 55 degrees F. (Photo by: Fred Yelverton)

Experts’ Insights: Stop crabgrass in its tracks

June 4, 2021 By
Crabgrass is emerging earlier in the spring due to a warming climate. So, it’s critical for golf course superintendents to make applications in the late winter or early spring, depending on location. Crabgrass germinates when the 24-hour mean soil temperature ...

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The new Deacon tool to improve the golfer experience honors Deacon Palmer (left), the father of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. (Photo courtesy of The Palmer family)

Super Science Intro: Learn more about the benefits of Deacon

June 4, 2021 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., describes Deacon, a program to help make data-driven decisions on resource consumption, the pace of play or guidance for renovations. ...

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