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Tag: Off the record

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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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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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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

June 3, 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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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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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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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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