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Tag: topdressing

Light topdressing rates of 0.50 to 0.75 cubic feet of sand per 1,000 square feet are used during periods of minimal growth. (Photo courtesy of Brian Whitlark)

Research identifies sand and topdressing needed to manage putting greens

August 24, 2021 By and
Field observations and research reveal the type of sand and amount of topdressing needed to manage thatch and organic matter accumulation in putting greens. ...

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A drop-style topdresser can deliver sand to the putting surface with high precision. This operator is applying 1 cubic foot of sand per 1,000 square feet. (photo by: Brian Whitlark, USGA Green Section)

Why light and frequent topdressing programs are important

July 27, 2021 By and
Sand topdressing is one of the most important practices for producing smooth putting surfaces and diluting thatch and organic matter. Despite this fact, some courses only apply sand during aeration or infrequently during the golf season to avoid disrupting golfers ...

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February 1, 2021 By
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Removing coarse topdressing sand from greens

June 4, 2019 By and
Superintendents use topdressing to manage thatch accumulation and maintain smooth putting green surfaces. However, they often avoid topdressing during the growing season because residual coarse sand may interfere with play and dull mower blades. A field study was initiated in ...

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A Championship seven years in the making

June 14, 2017 By
That’s exactly what Superintendent Zach Reineking and the staff at Erin Hills did when it was announced in 2010 that the course would be hosting the 2017 U.S. Open. At that time they were already scheduled to host the 2011 ...

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Practice what you teach: Adhere to course maintenance routines

January 25, 2016 By
Another holiday season is over and we have months of winter to look forward to. That means this is a lethargic time for me. My time is mainly spent eating too much, combined with a real lack of healthy activity. ...

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