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:
The Bermuda may have hated this spring, but the tall fescue sure loved it! pic.twitter.com/u4Bv3NUWfI— Jason Sanderson (@JSandersonTroub) May 19, 2018
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:
We received our soil samples from this P deficiency area. All plots between 3 and 4 ppm Mehlich-3 P. Only high N tmts had reduced quality and purple color. For reference, MLSN threshold is 21 ppm and most labs >40 ppm. Grasses are great at scavaging nutrients. pic.twitter.com/CPCwM1GnwW— Bill Kreuser (@UNLturf) May 24, 2018
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:
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.
Bill Kreuser and Frank Rossi talked about clipping yield and managing turfgrass growth. Highly recommended.
Is carbon “the next frontier in fertilization?"
Kolby Beaton found Chambers Bay looking amazing:
I stopped in to see @ChambersBayGolf for the first time since the USopen. Place looked amazing. Sadly,I didn’t have time to play. @GJRobertsTurf @manfescue @hraakjaer @Mick1207 @StephenMallyon @wongturf @ReidSolodan @theturfyoda @altshot2 @Idris_Evans pic.twitter.com/gKtTDuwd38— Kolby Beaton (@turfcare2012) May 28, 2018
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:
Winter study conducted here in which we shoveled snow off of certain plots and on to the other plots for extra snow cover. Today seeing differences in Poa annua infestation. Where snow was removed, much less poa. pic.twitter.com/12tlPXW6Cb— Kurt Hockemeyer (@kurtaculous) May 30, 2018
Darren Jones showed burning bunker faces:
Get those bunkers faces burnt off!! Don't have to worry about them for a while 👍😎🔥 pic.twitter.com/cIJ6tAndmN— Darren Jones (@haylinggreens) May 9, 2018
A reminder about the importance of nozzles from Megan Kennelly.
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