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Fall fertilization

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

Video: fall aeration triggers a disease outbreak

Fall aeration can be an essential tool to maintain healthy greens because it helps relieve compactio...

Keep an eye out for brown patch in the fall and winter

In warmer climates, brown patch (caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia) can cause some serious damage dur...

Fall prevention of crane flies

Crane flies are still causing problems in some areas around the country. The turf damage caused by c...

March flies vs. crane flies

Crane flies, sometimes known as leatherjackets, are becoming an important pest on northeastern and n...

Video: Microdochium patch (snow mold) diagnosis

Microdochium patch, caused by Microdochium nivale, is a common fall through spring disease in many a...

Personal Avatar

PACE Turf provides a Growth Potential Avatar (GPAvatar) for every PACE Turf member to help rapidly c...

Bruce Martin on spring dead spot

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

NTEP 2020 bentgrass site climate appraisals

The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program provides valuble information to help guide turfgrass varie...

Spring dead spot fungicides CSSA 2019

Variable Sensitivity of Ophiosphaerella spp. Causing Spring Dead Spot to Fungicides and Te...

University research location climate appraisals

Ok - we had a little formatting issue with this post last week so here it is again. All of the links...

NTEP bentgrass trial data released

Update: Final data for the 2014 bentgrass trial has been released by the National Turfgrass Evaluati...

Leach before or after?

Leaching greens before aeration is one of PACE Turf's most common recommendations in areas that ...

Fall management guidance

Fall finally arrived in the Northern Hemisphere on September 22, 2020, and with it, the end of the m...

Gray leaf spot alert

This observation from the past applies to current conditions. The high temperatures and high humidit...

The La Nina forecast, and what it means for you

The U.S. National Weather Service issued a new forecast for the winter of 2020. It predicts the cont...

The heat is on

Temperature extremes are a problem every year and we just keep changing the image associated with th...

Why poa is the 1st to fail in the heat

Mixed stands of poa and ryegrass are common in fairways and roughs. Also common, quite unfortunately...

Turf growth potentials: Update

Following a comment from Jim Schmid, The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, CA, and at the coax...

Growth potential concept spreads around the globe

We developed the growth potential concept in 2004 to explain myriad of ways in which weather affects...

When will the turf recover?

After a heat spell, how long will it take for cool-season turf to begin active growth again? The bes...

Water and heat management

Heat and drought concerns dominate the current concerns for many cool-season turf managers in t...

Video: Wind can save the day

Wind provides the energy needed to cool greens during the summer months. As long as wind speed excee...

The question is compaction: is bulk density the answer?

There have been many discussions regarding aeration of greens to manage organic matter content. Alth...

It’s the oxygen!

Several research studies conducted in the past have pointed to excessive carbon dioxide (greater tha...

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