Tag: The Turf Doc

Not another back-to-school commercial

August 18, 2017 By
When I arrived at Ohio State University in the 1980s, we held our research field day on the second Tuesday of September. We continued this through most of the 1990s. I liked the schedule because it was after Labor Day, ...
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Turf Doc: Man and machine

March 15, 2017 By
Innovation came in two forms this year at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando. The first form was at the Opening Session Tuesday night when retired golf course superintendent Paul Latshaw received the Old Tom Morris Award. I try ...
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The unlikely odds of going undefeated

January 25, 2017 By
The new year got off to a rocky start for some of us, specifically those who follow college football and saw their teams lose. Count me as one of those. The Ohio State Buckeyes lost rather badly New Year’s Eve ...

A call to duty

November 6, 2015 By
In 1920, Inverness Country Club, Toledo, Ohio, played host to the U.S. Open. At the time, the greens chairman complained about — or maybe brought to light — the lack of an impartial source of agronomic information for maintaining a ...
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Turfgrass research facilities: The core of the program

October 15, 2015 By
Turfgrass research field days are exciting times for university turfgrass programs. They are days when faculty, staff and students get to show off a little of what they know and what they are doing for the turf industry. From an ...

Hanging out with crabgrass: More than a weed

May 18, 2015 By
Crabgrass is a ubiquitous weed of turf. Germination starts in January or February in the southern United States and it appears throughout the northern areas in spring as temperatures warm. But crabgrass is more than a weed we treat with ...