Tag: The Turf Doc

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 ...

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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 ...

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Trials and tribulations of golf

February 18, 2015 By
Here at The Ohio State University I can see firsthand how deep passion and loyalty can run among our football fans… especially this year! It does not, however, compare to the loyalty and passion golfers have shown for hundreds of ...

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The turf routine: What defines healthy turf?

January 22, 2015 By
I was at the British Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) in Harrogate, England, a year or so ago when I listened to a speaker talk about the golf swing. He identified three distinct aspects of hitting a golf shot — the ...

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Interest rates explain disease epidemics

December 16, 2014 By
The term ‘maverick’ often is applied to a person who does not conform to or play by the rules and often takes an unorthodox stand. As often as the word is used, few people know that maverick is associated with ...

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