Every now and then I get some questions about the temperature-based growth potential (GP). The most recent question was about relative humidity:
“I am curious about the effect relative humidity has on growth potential?
I received this question about leaching salts from the rootzone:
“I remember talking to you once before regarding flushing excess salts from the root zone and the application of gypsum or other calcium products before the flush and you telling me it was not necessary.
I taught two seminars at the 2017 Philippine Golf Course Management conference.
One was about MLSN after 5 years. I explained what soil test interpretation is, why the MLSN guidelines were developed, and explained how they work.
As a follow-up to part 1 of this extraordinary interview with Don Mahaffey on Golf Club Atlas, here’s part 2.
Don knows the golf and grass-growing business from the ground up, and he knows what he is talking about.
This is an extraordinarily good video about grasses, mowing, construction, irrigation, soils, playability, maintenance cost, and more. If you are interested in these topics, watch this interview with Don Mahaffey.
@asianturfgrass many Japanese greenkeepers believe that syringing is effective to keep or lower leaf temperature. How do you think about it?
— H.I.GK (@fc3s_13b) May 5, 2013 This question about lowering leaf temperature prompted an extensive discussion about the effectiveness of syringing greens.
That’s a bit of a trick question, because the answer I give is: neither. What one wants to do is apply the optimum amount of water to the turf, and that can be done by light and frequent irrigation, or it can be done by deep and infrequent irrigation.