Tag: Turf MD

A spring burnout

March 12, 2019 By
Finally, the first day of spring. It’s still cool, but it’s sunny, and the snow is finally gone. After five months of storage, I lift the garage door, revealing my 1969 Pontiac Firebird. It’s one of the year’s most exciting ...

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This year and from now on: change

February 26, 2019 By
My campus colleagues tell me that if it’s been dry, it’s going to get drier, if it’s been wet, it’s going to get wetter. Facing us in the new year and in coming years is how the climate is changing ...

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Characterizing a country

January 24, 2019 By
The golf course management business is a global endeavor. I have been fortunate over the last 30 years to be part of it, traveling to places throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and South America. It’s a small ...

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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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The PGA Championship’s future challenges

August 15, 2018 By
We’re all excited for this month’s 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Although the club is more than 100 years old, members in 1955 hired Robert Trent Jones Sr. to identify a site and design a ...

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