Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: September 2018
Pre- and post-typhoon, mental health, golf and health, amino acids, #MLSN, #ClipVol, podcasts, topdressing zen, Ryder Cup greenkeeping team, turfgrass nomenclature, bouncing mowers, surrogate markers, fall fertilizer, and a lot more
There was a longish discussion about amino acids and marketing to educated turf pros.
I wrote about the analogy of airplane fuel requirements related to soil test calcium and MLSN.
Chris Chase took some pre-typhoon pictures:
Enjoying a couple days of sunshine before the typhoons move in later this week. pic.twitter.com/LkJb14aeGD— Christopher Chase (@HKChase) September 11, 2018
Jason Haines wrote about rain and turf growth. I made some calculations related to nitrogen, rain, and starting point estimates.
The Walking Greenkeeper, Joe Gulotti, started his The Talking Greenkeeper podcast.
Martin Nilsson showed “the maximum in funny looking golf course”:
We’re at a maximum in funny looking golf course. Drought conditions again again with no irrigation available and We’re at full speed with treating plantago’s with garlic extract and clover with sulphate of iron. Good purity of turf on greens though pic.twitter.com/pD23xkUWJ1— Martin Nilsson 🇩🇰 🇺🇦 (@armadilloen) September 11, 2018
The Sodfathers started podcasting too. This is from “a couple of turf students with a new podcast coming with a comedic take on the green industry.”
Dave Wilber and Kevin Ross had a Turfhead Jam Session.
I wrote about shopping for golf magazines at 4 a.m., and explained how this particular shopping excursion relates to data about putting surface performance over 6 years.
Bobby Wolverton took a picture of topdressing zen:
Day 3 - when all you have is a push broom for your topdressing...zen pic.twitter.com/6XJP3jYpEy— Bobby Wolverton (@csugolfstudio) September 6, 2018
Video of my presentation about managing turfgrass diseases in Asia with minimal input.
I wrote about rituals, surrogate markers, and turf performance outcomes. This is about chasing one’s tail, or getting results. Not all measurements are useful.
A 12 point checklist for creeping bentgrass heat stress.
Sue Crawford showed post-summer #MLSN results:
Poa roots in push up greens haven’t decreased this summer and are still going strong into September. Two years into #mlsn approach to fertilizing and measuring #clipvol to manage putting surfaces. 👍 pic.twitter.com/icr4UcQ297— Sue Crawford (@eastcoastsue1) September 9, 2018
Doug Soldat taught this webinar on TurfNet about fall fertilization.
Aaron Patton explained why it is bermudagrass and not Bermuda grass or bermuda-grass:
The answer is found in this reference. Both bahiagrass and bermudagrass should not be capitalized according to these rules.— Aaron Patton (@PurdueTurfDoc) September 24, 2018
Juska, F. V., W. H. Daniel, E. C. Holt, and V. B. Youngner. 1962. Nomenclature of some plants associated with turfgrass management. Agron. J. 54:275-276. pic.twitter.com/0jl2NEJozH
“Hell, I did that 30 years ago,” said Kevin Ross about measuring clipping volume.
Bouncing mowers from Jon Wall:
What I thought I said: "Keep your hands on the sides of the handle so as not to bounce the mower"— Jon Wall (@DirtyBulk) September 18, 2018
What I must have said: "Pretend you're riding a horse" pic.twitter.com/cPrJbvCD3O
Severe typhoon damage at Shek O in Hong Kong:
More photos from Shek O CC course manager Ross Grieve showing impact of #TyphoonMangkhut Water still draining from bottom nine holes with amount of debris left behind (including boats) staggering. Read update here https://t.co/lWMhy4I32Y @GolfAust @PGAofAustralia @asianturfgrass pic.twitter.com/6Em6FBSSfZ— ASTMA (@TheASTMA) September 19, 2018
New from Joshi et al.: “74% of [survey] respondents were willing to pay an additional premium for a higher quality turfgrass on the golf course fairways”
Murray et al. wrote an international consensus statement on golf and health. You can read it in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Jared Stanek showed what overseeding looks like when the water comes on.
Alejandro Reyes and the Ryder Cup greenkeeping team, from Jacobsen Turf:
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