Tag: The Turf Doc

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The answer is (and isn’t) on the clipboard

November 24, 2014 By
When my son was in second grade I had the opportunity to coach his soccer team. We were playing a team that was much better than us, but we were only down 2-1. ¶ As I was standing there, clipboard ...
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What is the real cost of education?

October 22, 2014 By
This fall marks the first time I have not written a college tuition check for one or both of my sons in seven years. While celebrating my newfound financial freedom, I came across a blog by former Secretary of Labor ...