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Tag: Off the record

Charles V. Piper, Ph.D., and Russell A. Oakley, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of USGA Green Section)

Off the Record: New bentgrasses to celebrate USGA Green Section 100th Anniversary

May 6, 2021 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explains how Rutgers University and USGA are working together to release two new creeping bentgrasses and relays a history of bentgrass. ...

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Charles V. Piper, Ph.D., and Russell A. Oakley, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of USGA Green Section)

Off the Record: New bentgrasses — the story continues

April 29, 2021 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., elaborates on the United States Golf Association Green Section's development of the Piper and Oakley bentgrass varieties. ...

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Burrows and castings of earthworm (a) and Southern Green June Beetle (b). Note the difference in the size of the burrows and the form of the castings (from The USGA Bulletin of the Green Section, April 22, 1921). (Photo: USGA Green Section)

Off the Record: Early golf course entomology

March 11, 2021 By
Golfdom Research Editor Mike Kenna, Ph.D., takes a moment to look back to the 1920s to the early day of turfgrass entomology. ...

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“It’s nice to know the people you were working for all those years are appreciative of the work,” said Mike Kenna (center) on winning the 2021 Col. Morley DSA Award. (Photo courtesy of Mike Kenna)

Off the Record: Thank you is not enough

March 11, 2021 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., gives his acceptance speech for the 2021 Colonel John Morley Distinguished Service Award, bestowed by the GCSAA. ...

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Off the Record: A turf brain trust

February 2, 2021 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explains how collaboration among universities will improve cold hardiness while providing a turfgrass that tolerates summer heat. ...

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The Greek word for turf

December 4, 2020 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., describes why those in the golf industry are turf scientists first and discusses the need for collaboration between research entities. ...

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