Tag: Super Science

Soil moisture classification (Photo: Chase Straw)

Site-specific irrigation using sensors and mapping

November 12, 2018 By
A study was initiated at Brackett’s Crossing CC (Lakeville, Minn.) to encourage adoption of site-specific irrigation using in-ground soil moisture sensors and mapping technologies. We conducted course surveys to map soil moisture and place nine fairways into similar groups of ...
Dark purple fairway due to Meyer zoysiagrass seedhead production (Photo: Aaron Patton)

Suppressing Meyer zoysiagrass seedheads

Zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.) is on about 25,000 acres of golf course turf in the United States. It provides golfers with an excellent ball lie when used in fairways, and its wear and divot tolerance, low nutritional requirement and tolerance to ...
Sand-capped fairway (Photo: Bert McCarty, Ph.D.)

Sand-capping depth based on moisture retention curves

November 12, 2018 By and
Sand capping is done on golf course fairways and sports fields that drain poorly in an attempt to allow play to resume quickly after rainfall. Sand capping involves applying a relatively thick layer of sand to the top of an ...
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The bottom portion of the stainless steel lysimeter (Photo: Kevin Frank, Ph.D.)

Twenty years of measuring nitrogen leaching from turfgrass

October 15, 2018 By
Turfgrass systems require a diversity of inputs to achieve a functional, high-quality surface. Among inputs that influence performance and quality, fertilizer applications are some of the most critical. Although fertilization is essential, fertilization practices continue to be scrutinized for the ...
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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension demonstration field day (Photo By: Worku Burayu)

Native grasses, groundcovers with turf removed

September 17, 2018 By
To reduce water use, golf courses are reducing turf in non-play areas by xeriscaping, or incorporating desert-adapted plants. There’s a need for salt-tolerant grasses and ornamental plants in the Southwest United States because of high-salinity soils and poor water quality. ...
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Intense snow mold pressure (Photo: Paul Koch)

The thin white line: Snow mold control

August 15, 2018 By
Snow mold is one of the primary diseases of golf course turf in Wisconsin, as it is in much of the northern United States. Depending on your location, snow mold can be a disease that costs tens of thousands of ...
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