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The art of yesterday, the science of today

December 14, 2021 By
In this article by the late William H. Bengeyfield he examines how turfgrass management for golf courses is indeed both an art and a science. ...

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Photo: Jim Kerns

Pythium in golf course putting greens

November 23, 2021 By
Experts look for solutions to solve the impairment of root function by Pythium species that leads to the decline of creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass. ...

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Students install a Rain Bird Integrated soil moister sensor in the bermudagrass fairway plot. (Photo courtesy of Priti Saxena, Ph.D.)

Super Science Intro: Soil moisture sensor irrigation in Southern California

November 2, 2021 By
Researchers evaluated SMS systems to reduce the number of irrigation cycles or water applied while maintaining acceptable turfgrass quality. ...

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Yellow tuft rarely kills turf, but it can discolor greens, tees and fairways. (Photo courtesy of Pete Dernoeden)

Experts Insights: Yellow tuft and downy mildew molds control and avoidance

November 1, 2021 By
Spores attack virtually all turfgrasses and grass crops and can discolor greens, tees and fairways. Experts offer tips on how to control the turf disease. ...

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The best way to stop the spotted lanternfly’s spread is to scout for egg masses, which resemble mud splatters (right). Females can lay eggs on almost any surface (center). Expect higher populations around tree of heaven (left). (photos by: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension)

Experts’ Insights: Why spotted lanternfly is a golf course hazard

October 26, 2021 By
Spotted lanterfly are a threat to golf courses even if they're not turf pests. Tips on handling the insects as they migrate through the country. ...

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Milkweed plants provide an essential habitat for monarch butterflies in out-of-play areas on golf courses. (Photo: Dan Potter, Ph.D.)

Why golf courses should go back to nature

October 19, 2021 By
Mike Kenna shares ways golf courses can keep and maintain out-of-play areas thanks to the results of several environmental studies. ...

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