The growth, nutrient use, and water use of 3 grasses in central Thailand

How did nuan noi zoysia, Tifway 419 bermuda, and salam paspalum grow in this experiment?

There are a variety of grasses used for lawns and sports turf in central Thailand. I gave a presentation last week at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual meeting about the growth of three of those grasses: ‘nuan noi’ manilagrass (Zoysia matrella) ‘Tifway 419’ bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C.... [Read More]
Tags: zoysia, Thailand, paspalum, bermuda

"Percent base saturation seems not to be a particularly useful concept"

I saw a list of proposed topics for an upcoming turfgrass conference, and under the heading of soil fertility was included base saturation. I immediately thought of this paragraph from Murray McBride’s Environmental Chemistry of Soils: If the ill-defined nature of exchangeable acidity were not enough to discourage attempts to... [Read More]
Tags: soil, pH

Three distinct ways I've thought about turfgrass management

I find each of these useful depending on the situation

I’ve thought about and described turfgrass management in three different ways. I use all of these, but they are all slightly different, and each is at a different level of abstraction. Modifying the growing environment to create the desired playing surface This is how I described turfgrass management from about... [Read More]
Tags: turfgrass management, greenkeeping