Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: May 2018

Silicon, carbon, P, #MLSN, #ClipVol, Smith-Kerns dollar spot model, nozzles, sluggish Cynodon, snow removal & Poa, golf in the Philippines, & much more

Jim Brosnan wrote about a sluggish start for bermudagrass.

Jason Sanderson showed tall fescue that thrived this spring:

I enjoyed reading about saltmarsh coastal protection work in the Eden Estuary by the St. Andrews Links greenkeepers.

I discovered two new—to me—research projects about silicon.

Bill Kresuer showed just how low the soil test needs to be before one will see P deficiency symptoms:

Golf Digest India wrote about the India Golf Expo and published one of my articles.

Joe Gulotti wrote about MLSN and about his first trip to Canada since a 1992 Grateful Dead show in Hamilton.

Enrico Tobio shows that MLSN works great for lawns:

I noticed a difference between seashore paspalum and manilagrass lawns.

Maria Tomaso-Peterson showed how she inoculates MiniVerde with a root pathogen for an exciting research project happening this summer:

I listed some turfgrass stories that are organized as Twitter Moments.

I wrote about the Smith-Kerns Dollar Spot Prediction Model.

Sue Crawford is in the second year of measuring the clipping volume. This #ClipVol thing is really taking off.

Bill Kreuser and Frank Rossi talked about clipping yield and managing turfgrass growth. Highly recommended.

Is carbon “the next frontier in fertilization?"

Mike Besa noted that the Philippines has been blessed with some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses on the planet.

Kolby Beaton found Chambers Bay looking amazing:

Also from Mike Besa, he asked about grass in the Philippines, “rather than spending time and resources trying to keep imported turf grasses healthy, why not use endemics or endemic hybrids that allow very similar playing conditions?"

Kurt Hockemeyer found where snow was removed in winter, less Poa annua was seen in the spring:

Darren Jones showed burning bunker faces:

A reminder about the importance of nozzles from Megan Kennelly.

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