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Tag: Super Science

What a difference a year makes in Wausau, Wis. Nearly 100 percent disease on the nontreated control in 2020 (left) and nothing in 2021 (right). (Photo courtesy of Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Super Science: The bizarro snow mold year

September 7, 2021 By
Paul Koch, Ph.D., looks at two case studies that searched for a reason as to why snow mold barely affected northern areas while hammering southern areas. ...

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A drop-style topdresser can deliver sand to the putting surface with high precision. This operator is applying 1 cubic foot of sand per 1,000 square feet. (photo by: Brian Whitlark, USGA Green Section)

Why light and frequent topdressing programs are important

July 27, 2021 By and
Sand topdressing is one of the most important practices for producing smooth putting surfaces and diluting thatch and organic matter. Despite this fact, some courses only apply sand during aeration or infrequently during the golf season to avoid disrupting golfers ...

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Recently released Posterity, Xzemplar and Maxtima provided effective dollar spot control. (Photo: Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Super Science: Preventive fungicide applications for dollar spot control on creeping bentgrass fairways

June 10, 2021 By and
Paul Koch, Ph.D., and Kurt Hockemeyer delve into preventive fungicide applications for dollar spot control on creeping bentgrass fairways. ...

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Damage caused by ground pearls on a bermudagrass putting green. Symptoms often include initial thinning and texture changes, followed by loss of turf in the forms of straw or bare soil. (Photo: David M. Kopec)

Control of ground pearls using application sequences of different insecticides

March 18, 2021 By
Ground pearls are a problem on courses in desert conditions, but applying closely timed rotations of performance-based insecticides shows control promise. ...

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The fate of fungicide

March 2, 2021 By and
Researchers assessed the fate of pyraclostrobin, triadimefon and penthiopyrad following various post-application irrigation and mowing treatments. ...

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Winterkill of ultradwarf bermudagrass (Photo: Mike Richardson, Ph.D.)

Covers to increase winter soil temperatures on ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens

Researchers look into and describe how covers can increase winter soil temperatures on ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens. ...

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