Tag: The Turf Doc

November: Time to forget?

November 12, 2018 By
November is a unique month because we have forgotten most of what happened the previous year. Martha Gellhorn, the famous war correspondent and one of the wives of Ernest Hemingway, said, “In November you begin to know how long the ...

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Seeds are money

October 15, 2018 By
Seeds are a turfgrass management topic often taken for granted. We spend considerable time and effort researching the best cultivars or varieties to use on golf courses, but we focus little attention on the seed itself. Given their small size ...

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Returning to summer camp

September 17, 2018 By
A colleague of mine, Pamela Sherratt, this year created and organized a week-long STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) camp through The Ohio State University. Pam’s STEM summer camp focus was on the science behind turfgrass management. I asked her ...

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Internal workings

July 18, 2018 By
The goal of plant health is to provide healthy, vigorous turfgrass by managing resources like radiant energy, moisture, air and nutrients. These resources consumed by the plant are managed primarily through cultural practices with the goal of correcting excessive amounts. ...

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Processing information

September 11, 2017 By
I store my 1969 Pontiac Firebird in a garage rented from a nearby apartment complex. Like most garages, it’s rather devoid of décor besides some vertical 2x4s. To correct this, I began to look at creating “garage art” and decided ...

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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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