Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: April 2018
Is reactive greenkeeping better than proactive?
Martin Till explained how excess phosphorus will ruin your water.
Dan Gardner showed a photo comparison from five years of thatch management:
Love these comparisons of five years of thatch management. From 50mm thatch depth to less than 10mm. In the quest for livelier and healthier surfaces. pic.twitter.com/BFNZzZbunT— Dan Gardner (@GreatManDan) April 20, 2018
Terri Billeisen showed how to sample for turf insects with soapy water:
The Six Steps of Soapy Water Sampling courtesy of my Snap Story last weekend. Good way to sample for all kinds of turf insects 🐛👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/ysWY1WE9Vw— Terri Billeisen (@TheTerriBee) April 27, 2018
Wendell Hutchens wrote about fairy ring on the NC State Turfgrass Pathology blog.
I re-introduced a list of five articles every greenkeeper should read.
Yoenis Cespedes diagnoses himself with a golf deficiency.
I describe three recent conversations, about MLSN, Bangkok’s rainy season, and measurement of clipping volume.
Paul Jansen showed the train that bisects the first 9 holes at Royal Colombo GC:
Many golf courses can boast having an active rail line bounding their course yet at Royal Colombo the railine actually divides many of the holes on the front nine. This video was taken 2 days ago looking down Hole 1 which shares the fairway with Hole 18. pic.twitter.com/MOYeMY3K0m— Paul Jansen (@pauljansengolf) April 28, 2018
The move to mobile, at least as far as the ATC website is concerned, appears to be stabilizing.
My TurfNet webinar about measuring clipping volume is viewable as a video here.
Paul Van Buren showed a technique for dealing with hydrophobic areas:
This is how I deal with chronic hydrophobic areas on our edges. 🏖 pic.twitter.com/JRu29HcQdy— Paul Van Buren, MBA (@HarryLigule) April 19, 2018
Is morning sun the most important for turf? I moved an explanation from Storify to this Twitter moment.
I explain how fertilizer decisions based on tissue testing are like adjusting the way one drives based on yesterday’s gas mileage.
Bill Kreuser with an update about GDD scheduling of PGRs on greens:
Are you interested in tracking growing degree days for plant growth regulators on your greens (warm- or cool-season)? If you want to learn more and see our latest research, watch this short webinar.https://t.co/Bd3z4n1VuS— Bill Kreuser (@UNLturf) March 26, 2018
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