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Research

USGA allocates $1.9 million in golf course sustainability research grants

April 20, 2022 By
The USGA invested $1.9 million in grants to fund more than 80 research projects in 2022 through the Mike Davis Program for Advancing Golf Course Management. ...

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Necrotic Ring Spot (Photo: Tom Hsiang)

How to eliminate necrotic ring spot this spring

April 11, 2022 By
Experts weigh in on how to save your Kentucky bluegrass turf and eliminate necrotic ring spot for the upcoming spring season. ...

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Green surrounds require a different management program than other areas of the rough because of the architectural features and heavy traffic in these areas. (Photo: USGA Green Section)

A management plan for putting green surrounds

April 11, 2022 By and
Agronomist Adam Moeller and Green Section Education manager John Petrovsky talk creating a management plan tailored to the rough in the green surrounds. ...

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Percentage annual bluegrass as influenced by (a) N rate, (b) Fe sulfate rate, and (c) plant growth regulators in a mixed stand creeping bentgrass green and turfgrass quality as influenced by (d) N, (e) Fe sulfate, and (f) plant growth regulators from 2012 to 2018. Means not sharing any letter are significantly different by the LSD test (P < 0.05).

What is the long term impact of inputs on annual bluegrass in greens?

Researchers explain why annual bluegrass is challenging to control when established within other turfgrass species and offer solutions for superintendents. ...

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GCSAA announces turfgrass research grants

March 22, 2022 By
Research funded includes seedhead suppression programs for bermudagrass fairways, selection and evolution of shade tolerance in creeping bentgrass and tracking fall armyworm populations. ...

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Ophiosphaerella spp. distribution in the Mid-Atlantic. Species were determined using real-time PCR, and regions are color-coded: Red=VA Mountains; Blue=VA Piedmont; Orange=VA Coastal Plain; Green=DE, MD, and NC. (Graphic courtesy of Wendell Hutchens)

How bermudagrass recovers from spring dead spot

Hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon × C. transvaalensis) is one of the most desirable turfgrasses for golf courses in the Transition Zone because of its aggressive growth habit, traffic tolerance, uniformity and color (5,7). Spring dead spot (SDS), caused by Ophiosphaerella ...

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