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Removing coarse topdressing sand from greens

May 3, 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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True-Surface: Vibe V vibratory greens rollers

September 15, 2014 By
True-Surface’s Vibe V vibratory greens rollers feature adjustable vibratory action for turf health, speed and consistency, according to the company. It can vibrate in sand topdressing, remove dew and smooth greens after core aerification. The patented True-Surface Vibe V attaches directly to existing triplex mowers. ...

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Topdressing versus anthracnose

December 11, 2013 By
A look at the best topdressing practices for preventing anthracnose in annual bluegrass. – By James A. Murphy, Ph.D., James Hempfling, Ruying Wang, and Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D. Anthracnose, caused by the fungal pathogen Colletotrichum cereale, can be a devastating disease ...

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