Tag: Experts’ Insights

Overseeded golf course (Photo: Brian Whitlark, USGA)

Heed the overseed

January 14, 2020 By
Typically performed in October, overseeding is the planting of seed directly into existing turf. It serves as a way to help keep grass looking healthy. “Overseeding is driven by golfer preference. Golfers in many markets want to play on vibrant, ...

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Experts’ Insights: Winter Injury

January 9, 2020 By and
Winter injury in turfgrass actually is a catchall term for several different causes, according to Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., professor of turfgrass at The Ohio State University. These causes can include freeze injury, winter desiccation, winter diseases and low-temperature kill. It’s ...

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Poa annua (Photo: FMC Corp.)

Experts’ Insights: Poa no more-a

December 2, 2019 By
“There’s no easy question concerning Poa annua,” says Jay McCurdy, turfgrass Extension specialist at Mississippi State University. Poa annua, also known as annual bluegrass, is a grassy weed that’s sometimes used as a putting or playing surface in certain parts ...

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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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