Tag: Super Science

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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Determining fungicide rates for soils old and new

February 15, 2018 By and
Superintendents often follow best management practices (BMPs) for establishing turfgrass, which provide a range of nutrient applications that have been determined to be sufficient. However, many BMPs do not account for differences that may exist due to soils or nutrient ...
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Photos: Murphey Coy

Manipulating microbial ecology

January 25, 2018 By and
Water and fertilizer use for turfgrass and horticultural commodities is a local, state and national concern for these industries. Water availability for irrigation has decreased in recent years because of greater demands from agriculture, industry, domestic uses and climate variability. ...
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