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PACE Turf Update Titles

Countdown: Week 8

Measuring clipping volume

Managing grass growth rate is a critical responsibility of any turfgrass manager ("A...

Video: Moist soils breed weird insects

When soils are overly moist, strange things can happen, including mini–invasions are...

Heat Kills: Summertime and Turf Stress Club House Edition

Once air temperatures hit the 90s, turfgrasses begin their yearly struggle with the...

Gray leaf spot and thiophanate-methyl

Thiophanate-methyl (TM) continues to be an effective fungicde for control of gray leaf...

Water and heat management

A discussion of syringing reached fever pitch on Twitter this week. A Tweet and video by...

Photo of the week: bacterial wilt

As late summer comes upon us, there are always concerns about bacterial wilt. For useful...

New grub–pub from Purdue

The new, free–of–charge publication, "Managing White Grubs in Turfgrass", by Doug...

Got rapid blight?

If you live in Europe, and if you think you might be under attack from rapid blight, help...

Phosphorus revisited (again!!)

How low can soil phosphorus (P) be to support healthy turf growth? The answer is pretty...

Heat damage recovery

As summer weather takes it's toll, some turf damage should be expected. This PACE Update...

Bottom line: Gray leaf spot management

Gray leaf spot is one of the most devastating diseases on the golf course, taking out...

Photo of the week: root knot nematode on bentgrass

Although turf can usually tolerate high numbers of root knot nematodes, these tiny pests...

Sand and Growth Potential

Light and frequent sand topdressing is a great tool to improve greens surface firmness,...

Management guidelines for using recycled water

We usually save our "bottom line" conclusions until the end of our talks and articles,...

White grub identification guide

If it's summertime, it's white grub time. And this is also the time of year when we get...

Photo of the week: sod webworm damage

The first signs of sod webworm damage can be quite subtle, with small, sandy mounds being...

Watch out for strippers

If you have an irrigation water with a pHc (more about pHc later) above 8.4, chances are...

Organic matter mineralization

Don't ignore soil organic matter when managing nitrogen during the summer months. Most...

Do you have red leaf spot?

According to Dr. Richard Buckley the Director of the Plant Diagnostic Lab at New Jersey's...

Good resource on SDHI fungicides

One of the newer classes of fungicides, the SDHIs (succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors)...

July 4 weekend preparations

The upcoming July 4 weekend is a time to relax — but just not TOO much. Long summer...

Black layer management

Black layer is a warning sign that something is rotten in the state of your soils. The...

Stress index and gray leaf spot index

The stress index readings that now appear on your PACE Turf Weather Alerts can you give...

Photo of the week: gray leaf spot

One picture (or in today's case, a composite of 2 pictures) really is worth 1,000 words....

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