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La Nina 2021-2022

It looks like some rainfall will hit drought affected areas in the US this coming week. Althoug...

Video: aeration (avoiding the polka dot effect)

Watch the video, "Leach Before Aeration", here. Seeing spots? If you forgot to leach before aerific...

Avoid the polka–dot effect

Avoid the dreaded polka–dot effect, which usually appears after aerification, and is a direct ...

Fall fertilization

Fall fertilization can be a controversial issue. Fortunately, research presented by Dr. Doug Soldat ...

Dealing with earthworms

Problems with earthworm castings (the polite word for the small mounds of poop that earthworms depos...

Video: Dollar spot mania

What happens to an almost negligible dollar spot infection when it is subjected to vertical mowing, ...

Fall prevention of dollar spot

Dr. James Murphy, Rutgers University (@JamesMurphy15916040 on Twitter) posted this photo o...

Products with good activity against dollar spot

The products listed below have performed well in university trials against dollar spot, caused by Cl...

Timing spring dead spot control

For the latest management information on spring dead spot (SDS), refer to the PACE Turf SDS Referenc...

Video: Spring dead spot

The video, "Spring Dead Spot" can be useful if you are coping with this disease, which is caused by ...

Bruce Martin on spring dead spot

For a review of spring dead spot management, check out this Turfnet Webinar featuring Dr. Bruce Mart...

Soil guidelines for more sustainable turf: Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition

Just released: For a comprehensive discussion of MLSN, refer to "The secret MLSN Operations Manual" ...

Soil salinity and TDR

Many superintendents have adopted the use of time-domain reflectrometry (TDR e.g. Field Scout TDR350...

Photo of the week: bent vs. poa salinity tolerance

Sometimes, one picture really is worth a thousand words. In this case, we are looking at a beautiful...

Video: Watch out for summer patch escapes

Even the best preventive programs allow a few pests to escape, and during the late summer, summer pa...

Fall management planning

The end of the summer spells the end of the most difficult season of the year for many northern hemi...

Fall armyworm

Just in case you haven't seen an image of the damage that can be caused by fall armyworm infesta...

The down-side of overseeding

This is the time of year when the benefits of overseeding begin to take center stage. Lower temperat...

Photo of the week: Pythium and overseeding

Fall is overseeding time, and that means that Fall is also Pythium time. This photo is from La Quint...

Green spots

Mel Waldron III, CGCS at Horton Smith Golf Course (@3sticksCGCS on twitter) posted this photo in Apr...

Effect of overseeding on nutrient use rates

One of the most frequently recommended strategies for reducing nutrient use rates (as well as water ...

Armyworms attack Southeastern US

If you haven't heard already, armyworms have decimated several locations throughout the south an...

Weather data for your records

Several critical management planning documents are available on your weather data page. These report...

Improved climate appraisal spreadsheet

The PACE Turf Climate Appraisal spreadsheet allows you to enter your Mehlich-3 (M3) soil test result...

MLSN research

MLSN (Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition) guidelines have been practiced around the world sinc...

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