I participated in a pitch performance workshop put on by the Football Association of Thailand and the Thai League.
John Ledwidge answers a question during the FA Thailand & Thai League’s Pitch Performance Workshop on August 5.
One of the most interesting articles I read last year was Drought responses of above-ground and below-ground characteristics in warm-season turfgrass by Zhang et al. That article describes the drought response after 3 weeks with irrigation withheld:
As I say at the end of every year, it was another extraordinary year for studying grass around the world.
In 2018 I took 107 flights for a total distance of 314,748 km (195,575 miles).
I noticed something interesting on the lawn of a resort at Ko Kood earlier this month. Looking down from the “Beware of falling coconuts” signs, I noticed that the southern section of lawn was primarily seashore paspalum, and that section of lawn was infested with a variety of weeds.
I received this note from the ASHS last week:
Conference Recordings are now available
All sessions that were audio recorded during the conference are now available for listening.
There are a variety of grasses used for lawns and sports turf in central Thailand. I gave a presentation last week at the American Society for Horticultural Science annual meeting about the growth of three of those grasses:
Do you remember the amazing story from Thomas Sedlmeier who wrote to me last November? He introduced himself, explained how he had started using MLSN and GP, informed me that the grass conditions were beautiful, and also shared some information about maintenance expenses.
This is something that has never made sense to me. Actually, it seems ridiculous. Zoysia greens are not renowned for being especially fast. But zoysia has especially high silica content in the leaves.