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Research

Randomized array of mesocosms to examine the influence of azoxystrobin, nitrogen and phosphorus on pond biotic communities. (Photo: Joseph Milanovich, Ph.D.)

A close look at the impact of golf courses on pond ecosystems

Researchers from Loyola University seek to understand the impact of turfgrass management on the ecosystem benefits golf courses provide. ...

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Vegetated littoral zones improve water quality and be attractive features. (Photo: Todd Lowe)

Best practices for water management on golf courses

January 30, 2023 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., shares how lakes and ponds are golf course features that provide strategic value, aesthetics and habitat for wildlife. ...

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Photo 1. Conetainers were placed into a freeze chamber with 10 randomly placed thermocouple sensors inserted 1 inch into the potting medium. Ice chips are in all of the conetainers to prevent supercooling and induce freezing.

A look at the research projects we highlighted this year in Golfdom

December 15, 2022 By
A year in review: Mike Kenna takes a look back at all of the research projects we highlighted in 2022, from freeze-tolerant bremudagrass to water research. ...

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Scott Ebdon (right) receives NTEP award. (Photo: NTEP)

UMass turfgrass science professor receives first NTEP Distinguished Award

December 12, 2022 By
The award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the turfgrass industry through cooperation with the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program. ...

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Color-enhanced thermal image of plots on June 15 (A) and Aug. 31 (B). Percentages denote fractions of reference evapotranspiration replacement. (Photo: USGA)

How drones can help detect early drought stress in turf

December 6, 2022 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., examines advances in drones and thermal imaging that could help improve water management on the course. ...

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Figure 1. (A) ‘Midlawn’ bermudagrass plots and (B) common bermudagrass plots on June 12, 2014 (252 days after application on Oct. 3, 2013) recovering from autumn applica- tions of glyphosate, fluazifop and mesotrione combinations. All other treatments containing glyphosate (not pictured) had a similar percentage of green cover as glyphosate plots and plots treated with fluazifop and mesotrione (not pictured) had a similar percentage of green bermudagrass cover as those treated only with fluazifop. (Photos: Jared Hoyle, Ph.D.)

Efficacy of late-season bermudagrass removal using herbicide combinations

October 31, 2022 By and
Researchers examine the efficacy of late-season bermudagrass removal using glyphosate, mesotrione and fluazifop herbicide combinations. ...

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