Smith-Kerns and korai

Yesterday I saw some dollar spot on a korai (Zoysia matrella) fairway in Kyushu, Japan. I wondered what the Smith-Kerns model probability for dollar spot had been. So I looked up the recent temperature and humidity at a nearby weather station. [Read More]

Posts are now tagged by topic

I finally figured out how to link the tags on the “new” ATC site into lists of posts, tagged by topic. More about that below. What this means is if you see a tag for soil (10 posts) or water (2 posts) or tissue testing (4 posts) or awesome (1... [Read More]

Some rise, some fall, some climb

A full year of putting green clipping volume measurements looks like this. Well, it’s like that with a number of caveats. This is what it looked like: at this location 21° N latitude with seashore paspalum turf managed the way it was with the weather of the past year growing... [Read More]

Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: May 2018

Silicon, carbon, P, #MLSN, #ClipVol, Smith-Kerns dollar spot model, nozzles, sluggish Cynodon, snow removal & Poa, golf in the Philippines, & much more

Jim Brosnan wrote about a sluggish start for bermudagrass. Jason Sanderson showed tall fescue that thrived this spring: The Bermuda may have hated this spring, but the tall fescue sure loved it!— Jason Sanderson (@jsanderson1907) May 19, 2018 I enjoyed reading about saltmarsh coastal protection work in the Eden... [Read More]

Two more things about clipping volume: timelines & ball roll

An animation of clipping volume through the year shows how I think of these data, and the relationship between clipping volume and green speed might be clearer if one thinks of clipping volume per mow.

This week I’ve thought of a couple things about #ClipVol. First is the way I think of the data. I’ve shared a lot of charts about clipping volume, and as this growing season gets underway in the northern hemisphere, I wondered if I could describe it on an animated chart.... [Read More]