There’s a new column on the Nichino Ryokka website. It’s a collaboration between ATC and Nichino Ryokka, with some selected content from the ATC site published in Japanese. The first column is here, and the topic is a 12 point checklist for dealing with creeping bentgrass heat stress (the original list is here).
Jim Riopelle wrote an excellent article in the January/February issue of Turf & Rec magazine.
You’ll want to read the full article. Here are a few quotes:
I’ve experienced the good times in our industry but more recently have seen a beleaguered industry, as our core players age, younger people don’t play, and revenues struggle to keep up with expenses …
A few years ago Blake Meentemeyer and Brian Whitlark wrote about fertilizer in the Green Section Record. I’ve recommended this article before, in a post on the Viridescent blog. I highlighted in that post a case study from the article—a “facility in the Las Vegas area” reduced putting green fertilizer cost by a staggering 82%.
Dr. Carrow gets right to the point in the very first sentence of his classic article about new technologies and ethical purchasing, writing that “staying on the cutting edge … requires integrating new products and technologies.
A couple weeks ago I was preparing for a seminar in which I discussed Charles Vancouver Piper and the early days of turfgrass science in the United States. I recalled—or quite possibly I misremembered, as I haven’t been able to find it yet—having read some years ago something by Piper about nostrums.