Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: August 2016
This is a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month
In this month’s roundup: shade photos from bentgrass and bermuda, is it necessary to core aerify putting greens, a year of aeration in one operation, sustainable development standards for golf, and much more.
Nice visual changes in growth of common bermudagrass exposed to 20, 40, 60, or 80% continual shade for 5 days. pic.twitter.com/kS6ks459un— Travis Russell (@Trane_92) August 11, 2016
Air temperature and surface temperature, is there really a 15°F difference?
GEO released their Sustainable Golf Development Standard:
Gordon Kauffman spoke with John Kaminski on the Tom and John show:
Warm-season grass growth rates and competition at 35°N.
Mike Richardson showed shade effects on bentgrass from experiments in Arkansas:
Tom Caliguire keeping bermuda out of paspalum:
Digging out Bermuda grass areas in fairways. pic.twitter.com/ffiz8QRmFl— Tom Caliguire (@cgreatturf) August 2, 2016
From Penn State’s Center for Turfgrass Science: Factors affecting green speed.
Animated chart of PPFD and DLI at Batesville, Arkansas.
More about the most sustainable grass.
Thompson and Kao-Kiffin report on reduced nitrate leaching and increased productivity from multiple species compared to monostands.
How much does the quantity of grass clippings vary from green to green?
Tomaso-Peterson et al. wrote about Curvularia malina disease on warm-season turfgrasses in the southeastern USA.
Zoysia putting greens are something you don’t see every day.
Frank Rossi and Roch Gaussoin spoke on Turfnet Radio about organic matter, coring, and topdressing.
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