Jack Fry has written about MLSN in his what’s the big idea? column. You can find this in the October 2019 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.
“The MLSN model fits well into the low-input strategy that many golf course superintendents have developed to help maintenance costs fit the operating budget. For some, this approach means reducing nitrogen and water applications. Maintaining turf quality, but reducing growth, can result in other savings, including labor for mowing, and equipment operation and maintenance.
The work of Stowell, Gelernter and Woods has resulted in a turf quality-targeted procedure, rather than an agronomic crop yield-maximization procedure, for determining nutrient requirements.”