Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: October 2018
Transition zone terminology, P & Poa, stunning trees, data driven firmness, DLI maps, growth, drought and C4 grasses, grassroots football, golf course rice harvest, K & anthracnose, and the controversial TurfTruth account
Is it the transition zone, or the turfgrass twilight zone?
A travelogue about a botanizing trip in Japan.
Graeme Roberts with stunning tree photos:
Trees aren’t all bad on a golf course from a photography point of view. Still plenty that could be trimmed at ground level though. 🌲 pic.twitter.com/UKmtxgApHN— Graeme Roberts (@GJRobertsTurf) October 10, 2018
Golf and health. Summarising a recent article with broad relevance to the future of golf.
Brad Revill showed surface firmness in approaches vs. fairway turf:
Surface firmness - approaches v fairways. The difference in maintenance is the frequency of aeration, sand & collection of clippings on the approaches. By collecting objective data, the club can easily see the results of their investment in cultural practices. #besmarterusedata pic.twitter.com/AW81sGe5C4— Brad Revill (@brad_revill) October 10, 2018
Guertal and McElroy wrote an article showing that Poa annua growth and seedheads are affected by P fertilizer.
Jason Haines wrote about out of control growth.
I wrote about the article by Zhang et al. with respect to drought, bermudagrass, and zoysiagrass.
Maggie Reiter visited a golf course in Yosemite National Park:
I made my data-driven picks of the top 25 turfgrass tweets of the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Danny Vandecoevering wrote a thoughtful email to me that included this phrase: “nothing to do with whether or not it works."
Schmid et al. wrote an article showing that K deficiency can increase anthracnose severity of annual bluegrass.
Adam Calver showed rice harvest at Laguna Langco in Vietnam:
The last rice harvest of the year @Laguna_Golf_LC @Banyan_Tree our #Golfcourse has produced over 15,000kg of food this year. #sustainability #CSR #SustainableGolfCourse #Golf #Travel #Vietnam #Asia #golflife #resort #Faldodesign pic.twitter.com/ArZPiYRIku— Adam Calver (@ACalverGolf) October 13, 2018
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