Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: February 2018
Microdochium, snow and melting it, naps, sandwiches, taking fun out of golf, cheat sheets, spreadsheets, soil biology, hollow tine recovery time, soft greens, new USGA recommendations, & more
Frank Rossi was on the cover of GCM Magazine after winning the GCSAA’s President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship.
The USGA has new Recommendations for a Method of Putting Green Construction.
King went for a run in the snow at Keya GC:
King had fun today! But hopefully we are back to normal tomorrow!! pic.twitter.com/zzqNl5ply6— Andrew McDaniel (@drumcturf) February 6, 2018
Jim Murphy wrote about rectangles of melting snow.
There is now a cheat sheet for MLSN.
Dan Cook wrote about sandwiches and our April conversations.
Benjamin Warren explained how caddies can help melt snow:
Chris Tritabaugh thought about naps.
When is the rainy season in Bangkok?
I made a new slide about fertilizer being worth all the attention you can give it.
Jason Haines shared his productivity files – “a list of the google spreadsheets that I have made that can help you track data and keep organized on your golf course.”
Jason also wrote about soil biology and clipping yield.
Kurt Wright showed some Microdochium patch:
And Oregon State Turf showed October to February developtment on one plot:
Time lapse of disease from October to February. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Microdochium Patch Field Day tomorrow #highpressureyear #osubeaverturf #microdochiumfieldday pic.twitter.com/6KSkstV8Yp— Oregon State Turf (@osubeaverturf) February 26, 2018
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Mark Hunt wrote about temperature-based recovery time from hollow coring.
Geoff Ogilvy explained what takes the fun out of golf.
Do this to make greens softer.
I shared this easy trick to get a quick estimate of nutrient use.
Albert Bancroft shows it’s all about melting the snow
The sun is out, it’s warm enough, we should open in a few hours. Shoveling greens has paid off. pic.twitter.com/xXbNkPI818— Albert Bancroft (@alban3074) February 3, 2018
I spoke about the grammar of greenkeeping in Vancouver.
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