Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: June 2018
Microbes, carbon, fertilizer misuse, OM prediction, ecology of hay fields, roots, PGR collar decline, iron, Turfhacker, #ClipVol
Animated clipping volume, and green speed—again.
Clipping volume rising and falling.
Edwin Roald shared a photo of the golf course at Sigló.
Bill Kreuser wrote about iron chlorosis and different iron sources.
He also wrote about PGR-induced collar decline.
Smith-Kerns dollar spot prediction model and korai.
Mowing greens without buckets.
We started mowing greens without buckets this year. Most days we mow greens is without buckets. Returning clippings back to the green can reduce fertilizer inputs by 25%. pic.twitter.com/P3dQikGxyI— Matthew Gourlay, CGCS, MG (@mattgourlaycgcs) June 6, 2018
Article about Wimbledon’s grass in the NY Times.
Jason Haines wrote 5 posts at Turfhacker. Disease, growth rate, favoring one species over another, sand rates and timing. All worth a read.
Mick Crawley on the ecology of hay fields.
There’s a lot of ecology going on in hay fields. The most obvious thing is the relationship between the number of species and the fertilizer regime: the more nitrogen and phosphorus applied, the fewer the plant species. Second, the higher the soil acidity, the fewer the plants. pic.twitter.com/HxtaI7m08C— Mick Crawley (@crawley_mick) June 1, 2018
On the misuse of fertilizers.
Andrew McDaniel showed some putting green roots.
Predicting organic matter in turfgrass soils.
James Sergeant shared some good results.
The greens @SudbrookMoorGC really dialled in thanks to #ClipVol. First readings this time last yr were averaging 30ml/m2 we have gone 3 wks hitting 10ml/m2. 75% less N so far this year! Members very happy visitors envious! Thanks to @asianturfgrass @PenderSuper for their ideas! pic.twitter.com/1tpwDxvPMp— James Sergeant (@lonegreenkeeper) June 22, 2018
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