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Tag: thatch

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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Turf toughie

September 25, 2014 By
We all know that thatch is not good for turf. Students in Qingguo “Jack” Huang’s classes — and astute superintendents — need to appreciate the impact of thatch. As assistant professor in environmental water chemistry in the department of crop ...

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Topdressing versus anthracnose

December 11, 2013 By
A look at the best topdressing practices for preventing anthracnose in annual bluegrass. – By James A. Murphy, Ph.D., James Hempfling, Ruying Wang, and Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D. Anthracnose, caused by the fungal pathogen Colletotrichum cereale, can be a devastating disease ...

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