Tag: Clark Talks Turf

On the lookout for nemadoes

May 31, 2019 By
Clark Throssell interviews Jim Kerns, Ph.D., about nematodes. Kearns is a turfgrass pathologist at North Carolina State University. In addition to conducting research on turfgrass diseases, Kerns and his team devote considerable time to understanding nematodes, the problems they cause ...

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A Q&A with Matt Elmore: Goosegrass in the mid-Atlantic

May 7, 2019 By
Matt Elmore, Ph.D., is a turfgrass weed scientist at Rutgers University. Matt and his team have an extensive weed science research program, and they place an emphasis on understanding goosegrass and its control. You may reach Matt at matthew.elmore@rutgers.edu for ...

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A return to my beginnings

March 12, 2019 By
I had the good fortune in early January to attend the Indiana Green Expo, the turf and landscape conference in Indiana. For me, it was a return to where I started my career. My first professional position following graduation was ...

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Spring dead spot — it returns

February 26, 2019 By
Superintendents managing bermudagrass in the Transition Zone and in the northern part of the warm-season turfgrass zone are awaiting an unfortunate annual event. How much of their bermudagrass will be affected by spring dead spot? Spring 2018 brought bad news ...

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My turfgrass wish list

December 17, 2018 By
In the spirit of Christmas, I am sharing my research wish list. There are great turfgrass scientists hard at work on many of the items on my list. Despite their efforts, some of my wishes remain unfulfilled. That just goes ...

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The dollars (and temps) of greens covers

November 12, 2018 By
Mike Richardson, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Arkansas. Mike and his colleagues have been studying the air temperature at which temporary covers should be used on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens. Mike can be reached at mricha@uark.edu for ...

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