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Tag: turfgrass

Sand greens and sodium

November 13, 2015 By and
Understanding base cations and hydraulic conductivity of sand root zones Irrigating turfgrass with water containing high concentrations of sodium can present significant agronomic challenges. Sodium promotes clay swelling and dispersion, resulting in a decrease in the hydraulic conductivity or rate ...

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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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Golfdom Gallery: July 2014

July 23, 2014 By
1 Kaymer signing sighting Eventual 2014 U.S. Open champion (wire to wire, nice!) Martin Kaymer autographs souvenirs for fans at Pinehurst Resort. All that game and fan-friendly too? We dig it. 2 Seeing red again The Toro Co.’s Jeff Clarke, ...

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Plant Health’s roots

July 23, 2014 By
From Germany to North Carolina to the local golf course, Plant Health is well traveled and well documented. This might not be the home of Plant Health, but it’s at least where it spent a couple summer vacations as a ...

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Managing and controlling fairy rings

June 24, 2014 By
Mike Fidanza, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the Berks Campus of Penn State University, where he teaches turfgrass management. Fidanza has many years of research and practical experience managing fairy rings. Fidanza can be reached at maf100@psu.edu or on ...

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Plant Health Part 2 of 3 Intro: Fun in the heat of summer

June 23, 2014 By
Hot summer days and warm summer nights will be a welcome relief after the miserable, long winter that affected most of the country. Greens and fairways are still recovering from the unrelenting snow, ice, cold and rain, even in late ...

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