Year to date rain, and bermudagrass quality

Yesterday I wrote that bermudagrass fairways in Thailand wouldn’t be as good as they are in the Algarve because of climate differences. The cumulative rain so far this year makes a nice illustration of this. These data are through early November, and Trang in southern Thailand had received 2708 mm... [Read More]
Tags: weather, bermudagrass

Turf around the world, with a couple maps

When I led a seminar in Idaho last month about Turf Around the World, I wanted to show a map of the flights I’d taken this year. I didn’t have a map to show then, however, because of some software problems. I fixed that problem and am now back to... [Read More]
Tags: seminar

The Palm Springs inflection date in 2017

Last week I wrote about some calculations to find the inflection point when the temperatures change from being better for warm-season grass (like bermudagrass, seashore paspalum, or zoysia) to being better for cool-season grasses (like perennial ryegrass, creeping bentgrass, or kentucky bluegrass). This inflection point can be represented on a... [Read More]
Tags: temperature, growth potential

Warm-season grass, autumn temperatures, and winter overseeding

The turfgrass growth potential (GP) is a number that represents the proximity of the actual temperature to the optimum temperatures for growth. GP is used for a lot of things. One can use it to make estimates of nutrient use, estimates of topdressing amounts, and to find the time in... [Read More]
Tags: temperature, growth potential

Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: October 2017

Autumn fertilization, the most important application of the year? Good advice from Bill Kreuser about fertilizer in this season. Adam Lawrence wrote about fairway width and maintenance: From #GCA50, Adam Lawrence takes a look at the challenge of balancing fairway width with maintenance demands:— GCA magazine (@gcamagazine) October... [Read More]
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