genki level

Genki level pamphlet

I put the series of genki level (GL) blog posts together into this 17 page pamphlet. The pamphlet explains how one can calculate the genki level from the actual N supplied as fertilizer compared to a standard amount of N for any time duration.

The turfgrass genki level

The turfgrass genki level is a way to express the degree to which turgrass is being pushed to grow, or restructed from growing, by the supply of nitrogen.

The turfgrass genki level, part 5: what's real, what's not, & the simplicity of this

In this series of posts, I’ve showed how one can start with temperatures and go all the way to a standardized comparison of growth in response to nitrogen supply. In this one, I want to emphasize which of these are real, which aren’t real but are useful, and to make an argument that this is a lot easier than it might seem.

The turfgrass genki level, part 4: a normalized comparison of N fertilizer to growth rate

The amount of nitrogen (N) supplied over a certain time duration, compared to a standard amount, is what I call the genki level (GL). And the amount of clippings harvested over a certain time duration, compared to a standard amount, is what Jason Haines calls the turfgrass speedo.

The turfgrass genki level, part 3: turf growth response measured by clippings

In part 2, I showed how the ratio of N applied to standard N gives an indication of how much one is pushing the grass to grow. I call that the genki level (GL).

The turfgrass genki level, part 1: from temperature to standard N

This is one I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and have discussed with many turf managers, but I don’t think I’ve explained it on the blog yet. So here goes.

The turfgrass genki level, part 2: showing N applied in relation to standard N

I showed in part 1 how one can go from temperature to a temperature-based growth potential to a standard N amount. By looking at the actual N applied, and comparing that amount to the standard N for any location, one gets what I call the genki level.