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Tag: Super Science

ABG study area (Photo: Daniel Weisenberger)

Controlling annual bluegrass on golf course putting greens

Experts describe tactics and experiments on how to go about controlling annual bluegrass on golf course putting greens around the U.S. ...

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Marco Schiavon, Ph.D., University of California-Riverside, discusses the effectiveness of plant growth regulators, soil surfactants and fertilizer treatment combinations to conserve water on golf course fairways. (Photo: Mike Kenna)

Product combos improve irrigation efficiency

April 2, 2020 By
In California and in much of the Southwestern United States, golf courses irrigate to supplement annual precipitation for turfgrass growth. However, because of diminishing water resources and rising costs, sufficient evapotranspiration (ET) replacement may not be available during the summer ...

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Photo: Lee Butler

Experts’ Insights: Spring dead spot

March 2, 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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(Photo: Bill Kreuser)

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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