Tag: Experts’ Insights

Silvery thread moss (Photo: Zane Raudenbush)

Experts’ Insights: Suppressing silvery thread moss

November 1, 2019 By
Silvery thread moss easily can be spotted in putting greens by its silvery sheen, according to Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., assistant professor of turfgrass management at Ohio State University. Raudenbush adds that it’s particularly persistent in creeping bentgrass or annual bluegrass ...

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Experts’ Insights: Fall fertilization frenzy

October 7, 2019 By
One of the keys to healthy grass in the spring is to make sure it’s in good health before going dormant in the fall. One way to ensure this is to implement a fall fertilization program. Fall fertilization improves plant ...

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Snow mold (Photo: Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Experts’ Insights: Shut down snow mold

September 5, 2019 By
Snow mold is an umbrella term that encompasses pink snow mold, gray snow mold and speckled snow mold, according to Paul Koch, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s mostly found in ...

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Fairy ring (Photo: Nufarm)

Experts’ Insights: Fighting fairy ring

July 23, 2019 By
Fairy ring manifests as circular or arc-shaped patterns in turf that can vary from just a few feet to more than 20-25 feet in diameter. The patterns will look different, depending on which of the three types of fairy ring ...

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Dollar spot foliar lesions on leaf blades of bermudagrass are one of the telltale signs of dollar spot. (Photo: Bayer)

Defeating dollar: Tips for controlling dollar spot

June 5, 2019 By
Dollar spot is a fungal disease that affects a wide variety of turfgrasses. The disease pressure of this pathogen can vary by region because its prevalence is dictated by the weather. According to Clark Throssell, Ph.D., research editor for Golfdom, ...

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