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Tag: Mike Kenna

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Off the Record: Water scarcity in the West drives need for good golf course management

September 7, 2021 By
Western water shortages bring more attention to golf courses, making it critical to use best practices to maximize conservation. ...

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Phillip Vines, Ph.D., discusses developing gray leaf spot resistance in perennial ryegrasses at the 2021 Rutgers Turfgrass Field Day. (Photo: Mike Kenna)

Field days return with a bang at Rutgers University’s Turfgrass Field Days

August 27, 2021 By
Research Editor Mike Kenna shares a snapshot of the research presented at Rutgers University's event and why it was great to be back on the test plots. ...

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Plot treated with drench application of SDS and hollow tine aerification one day after treatment (left) and three days after (right). (Photo courtesy of Zane Raudenbush)

Super Science: Moss control in putting greens

July 26, 2021 By
Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D. initiated field studies to test the effectiveness of various soil surfactants on moss growth in creeping bentgrass putting greens. ...

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Kriged maps of volumetric water content (VWC) and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) on SMS treated fairway No. 5 throughout a dry down event from May 27 to June 2, 2020, at Edina Country Club in Minnesota. (Photo by Chase Straw, Ph.D., Texas A&M University).

Super Science Intro: Studying the benefits of precision irrigation

June 30, 2021 By
Researchers at Texas A&M University, University of Minnesota and The Toro Co. are evaluating the adoption of currently available soil moisture sensor (SMS) and mapping technologies to see if golf course superintendents can make significant water and cost savings. ...

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Off the Record: Early USGA heroes

June 29, 2021 By
Mike Kenna discusses golf's roots in turfgrass science and how the game has played a role in shaping academic programs at universities across the country. ...

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Off the Record: From Lotus 1-2-3 on

June 2, 2021 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., discusses new technology like USGA Deacon and others that help facilitate management decisions to make golf more affordable and enjoyable. ...

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