Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: August 2017

Hand-watering a practice green at Keya GC prior to the KBC Augusta pro-am tournament.

When turf runs out of potassium, it’s not a pretty picture.

Is tissue testing aiming at the wrong target?

Edwin Roald with this photo of the golf course at Geysir.

I didn’t always think this way about tissue testing.

Four reasons I don’t like making nutrient applications based on what is in the leaves.

The GCM blog closed down and moved to the new GCM Online site.

Turfgrass industry use of social media networks for work.

Morning clipping volume during tournament week at the KBC Augusta Tournament.

Dan Dinelli showed how balls bounce on fairway turf.

A geographical analysis of those using (or at least interested in) MLSN.

Paul Jansen wrote about edible golf courses.

I’ll be leading four seminars/workshops at the BTME in January. Here’s a preview.

Why the KBC Augusta tournament is a lot more than your average tournament.

Andrew McDaniel shared this remarkable video of handwatering a green while HKT48 rehearse their performance at KBC Augusta.

The NY Times wrote about Sweetens Cove in The Little Golf Course That Could.

Sand topdressing to match grass growth.

The ASGCA shared an expected life cycle for golf course items:

It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money (on fertilizer) to get great greens.

The MLSN nutrient guidelines in use: here’s how they work, in an example from a real course.

Bill Kreuser shared this short report about turfgrass canopy temperatures.

I had some discussions with greenkeepers in Japan, and provided these links to info about summer irrigation and evapotranspiration.

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