Tag: Super Science

Photo: Lee Butler

Experts’ Insights: Spring dead spot

February 4, 2020 By
Experts weight in on how superintendents can contend with three different species of fungi that cause spring dead spot on golf courses. ...

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Creeping bentgrass growing in cone-tainers. (Photo: Wendell Hutchins)

Help your fungicide with post-application irrigation

All turfgrass species can be devastated by crown- and root-infecting pathogens. Diseases such as summer patch (Magnaporthiopsis poae), spring dead spot (Ophiosphaerella spp.) and Pythium root rot (Pythium spp.) can decimate turfgrass stands. Cultural management practices are often employed to ...

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Soil-moisture map (Photo: Chase Straw)

Golf course soil-moisture mapping

Golf course superintendents often irrigate fairways based on a feeling. However, using objective data to create soil-moisture maps of golf course fairways — as well as taking advantage of valve-in-head control — can significantly reduce water consumption by programming irrigation ...

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Prevent winter desiccation on creeping bentgrass

September 17, 2019 By
Winter injury from desiccation is a leading cause of turf loss across the northern and central Great Plains. Desiccation occurs whenever turfgrass water loss exceeds its ability to acquire water from the soil. Desiccation can happen at any time of ...

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A turfie returns to the Lone Star State

August 6, 2019 By
Hi, my name is Becky Grubbs-Bowling, Ph.D. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas, and I completed my undergraduate and master’s degrees in horticulture at Texas Tech University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. I then went on to complete my Ph.D. in ...

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Snow mold damage (Photo: Paul Koch)

Things I learned about snow mold last winter

August 6, 2019 By
Every winter is different. Some are snowier than others, some are colder than others and some have those dreaded ice events. Sometimes our research plots have lots of snow mold, other years, sadly, none. No matter the conditions, I always ...

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