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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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FIGURE 1: (a) Silvery-thread moss growing in nontreated control plot at Hawks Nest Golf Course in Creston, Ohio, at four weeks after treatment (WAT); (b) Experimental plot area at Hawks Nest Golf Course at trial initiation; (c) Experimental plot area at Rutgers Horticultural Farm 2 in New Brunswick, N.J., at 12 WAT; (d) Collecting normalized difference vegetation index values at Hawks Nest Golf Course at four WAT. (Photos: Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D.)

Evaluating mid-winter applications of Quicksilver for silvery-thread moss

October 27, 2022 By
Researchers across six northern states evaluated the potential injury of mid-winter applications of carfentrazone-ethyl (Quicksilver, FMC) on putting greens. ...

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Check plots — whether on the course or the research plot (like this one) — are an excellent tool to better understand your past, current and future snow mold pressure. (Photo: Paul Koch)

What the future looks like for snow mold management

October 6, 2022 By
Researchers discuss snow mold, how to diagnose it, what products to use to prevent it and whether or not supers should change their snow management program. ...

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