Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: July 2017
In this month’s roundup, topdressing sand, three posts about saving a ton of money and getting better results, P deficiency, green speed, and much more.
TurfNet’s Living Legends series with this article about Tom Cook.
Herbicide vs. nothing vs. N fertilizer, shared by Aaron Hathaway:
Left: herbicide app; Middle: no inputs; Right: 3 lbs N/M/year and nothing else. pic.twitter.com/lE7cRJUyDy— Aaron Hathaway (@Turficidal) July 12, 2017
For routine clipping measurement, clipping volume or clipping weight?
This is an exceptional economic case study about reducing a cost by 82%.
Allan Dewald found a couple cool tricks to get better surfaces with less effort:
I came across this article, about the world running out of sand.
You might rethink what you throw into the spray tank. In 11 attempts, Si failed to increase green speed every single time.
This short update about late summer iron chlorosis from Bill Kreuser.
Brad Revill asked, “is it possible to reduce fertiliser expenses by 69%?”
Jonathan Wood shared more spectacular photos of the Castle Course:
Chris Tritabaugh wrote about Poa! on the Hazeltine Turf Blog. In summary, “the careful exploitation of these differences between bentgrass and Poa are what leads to limited Poa in a bentgrass surface.”
Jason Haines asked how to get more followers as a superintendent.
And he wonders if he can manipulate clipping yield to reduce disease this September.
Different species will have different resistance to ball roll. This is what I expect the differences to be.
Eric Reasor asked about visual identification of ultradwarf bermudagrasses:
Can you identify the "big 3" ultradwarf bermudagrasses based on morphology of a single stolon? pic.twitter.com/qG2wmGTTJG— Eric Reasor, Ph.D. (@TurfBlade) July 30, 2017
I spoke about turfgrass at a tourism convention. Here are 5 ways to get the best playing conditions with the fewest inputs.
Preview of my presentations and a chart with all kinds of clipping volume information, in advance of the Northwest GCSA Turfgrass Expo.
Fun new golf in Iceland. Formerly a gravel mine, now this:
Fyrsta mótið á nýju holunum í dag. Eftir alla vinnuna síðustu þrjú sumrin er ólýsanlega gaman að hleypa fólki inn á dansgólfin. Njótið! pic.twitter.com/DzuXLbPB49— Keilir Vallarstarfsm (@KeilirGolf) July 15, 2017
After reducing expenses by $150,000, what happened? Checking in 8 months later, and you might be shocked at the results.
A chart of asianturfgrass’s most influential Twitter followers
Even more about P and when deficiency symptoms can be expected.
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