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Tag: Off the Record

Mike Kenna, Ph. D.

Off the Record: The importance of location for warm-season grasses

October 2, 2023 By
Kenna breaks down a USGA trial that showcases the importance of location for warm-season turf. ...

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Photo: Jim Kerns

Off the Record: Behind the scenes of alternative pest management research

July 24, 2023 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., takes a look back at the USGA's research into alternative pest management methods to control Pythium and more. ...

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photos courtesty Joseph Roberts

Off the Record: A look back at 40 years of cool-season turfgrass research

June 16, 2023 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., looks back at 40 years of cool-season turfgrass research and how it will affect the future of golf course maintenance. ...

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Photos: Prince William Golf Course

Off the Record: Can a golf course function without pesticides?

April 20, 2023 By
Retired Director of Research for the USGA, Mike Kenna, Ph.D., examines a research project that questions what a course without pesticides would look like. ...

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Photomicrographs of Pasteuria usage attached to sting nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus): A) male sting nematode with >30 spores, B) close-up of the spore-encumbered head region, C) close-up of attached spores, D) close-up of attached spore showing microfiber surface coating, and E) close-up of spent spore where the top of outer spore coat has become dislodged. (Photo: Journal of Nematology 33(4):227-238)

Off the record: USGA nematode control research leads to a new discovery

March 2, 2023 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., explains the challenges the USGA faced in researching alternative control for nematodes and what it discovered. ...

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