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Off the Record: Water scarcity in the West drives need for good golf course management

September 7, 2021 By
Western water shortages bring more attention to golf courses, making it critical to use best practices to maximize conservation. ...

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What a difference a year makes in Wausau, Wis. Nearly 100 percent disease on the nontreated control in 2020 (left) and nothing in 2021 (right). (Photo courtesy of Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Super Science: The bizarro snow mold year

September 7, 2021 By
Paul Koch, Ph.D., looks at two case studies that searched for a reason as to why snow mold barely affected northern areas while hammering southern areas. ...

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Phillip Vines, Ph.D., discusses developing gray leaf spot resistance in perennial ryegrasses at the 2021 Rutgers Turfgrass Field Day. (Photo: Mike Kenna)

Field days return with a bang at Rutgers University’s Turfgrass Field Days

August 27, 2021 By
Research Editor Mike Kenna shares a snapshot of the research presented at Rutgers University's event and why it was great to be back on the test plots. ...

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Vaaler Creek Golf Club has lost a lot of turf due to fall armyworm infestations. (Photo: Vaaler Creek GC)

Turf Pest: Fighting grubs, fall armyworms in the Texas Hill Country

August 27, 2021 By
Vaaler Creek Golf Club faces constant fall armyworm pressure because of the course’s location. Here's how the course has contended with the issue. ...

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Light topdressing rates of 0.50 to 0.75 cubic feet of sand per 1,000 square feet are used during periods of minimal growth. (Photo courtesy of Brian Whitlark)

Research identifies sand and topdressing needed to manage putting greens

August 24, 2021 By and
Field observations and research reveal the type of sand and amount of topdressing needed to manage thatch and organic matter accumulation in putting greens. ...

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Superintendents can identify the turf-loving fall armyworm by the upside-down Y on its head. Most common in the Southeast, the pest can ravage golf courses without mitigation. (Photo by: Lyle Buss, University of Florida)

How fall armyworms can ravage golf courses without mitigation

August 17, 2021 By
Read how flowers and wasps could supplement long-term pest management programs for common moth caterpillars. ...

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