Tag: thatch

Karl Danneberger, Ph.D

Turf MD: Dr. D notices a new summer agronomic problem

August 22, 2023 By
Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., notices an uptick in excessive thatch and organic matter associated with an overall decline in turf. ...

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There’s a thin line between an acceptable amount of thatch and a potentially damaging amount, according to experts. (Photo: John Deere)

Experts share why thatch control is critical to turfgrass health

March 20, 2023 By
Industry experts discuss the impact of thatch control on fairways and greens and why it's critical for turfgrass health on the course. ...

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Experts share tips to detatch your thatch

March 16, 2022 By
Some industry experts offer tips to minimize thatch growth and accumulation and say superintendents must bear in mind their “big picture” drivers. ...

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Thatch can be controlled by implementing practices such as topdressing, aerification and verticutting. (Photo: Bob Harper)

Experts’ Insights: Thatch meets its match

March 23, 2021 By
Manufacturers and superintendents alike explain the best practices that can be used to help control excessive thatch on golf courses. ...

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Turf MD: Keeping organic matter under control

June 26, 2020 By
Golfdom Science Editor Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., lays out how superintendents can keep organic matter and thatch under control. ...

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Chop the top: Fraze mowing gains traction in US

September 23, 2015 By
Fraze mowing is becoming more popular in the U.S., and superintendents are noticing immediate results. Ask any U.S.-based superintendent about their knowledge of, or experience with, fraze mowing and they likely will respond with a common description — unusual, shocking, ...

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