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Countdown: week 7

Anthracnose rescue program

Anthracnose is a persistent problem during the summer months at many locations. While prevention is ...

Newsletter write-ups: PACE Turf to the rescue

Most of you are periodically asked to write newsletter articles or give talks on turf management. As...

Fraise mowing for poa control

Fraise mowing works to control Poa annua (poa) infestations in bermudagrass, but recovery is slow. C...

Brown ring patch, fairy ring, dollar spot and friends

As we begin to move further into summer, threat temperatures begin to climb. Over the past few weeks...

Turf diagnostic lab listing

The List of diagnostic labs has been updated with the newly opened Penn State Diagnostic Lab. Please...

Tools for monitoring and saving water

As we reported previously, golf courses have reduced their water use significantly since 2005. ...

Leaching calculations

Leaching to avoid the build-up of soil salts is one of the most important practices for superintende...

It’s that time again: monitor soil salinity

Summer is the beginning of drought season in many portions of the world.  The exclusive relianc...

New information on ryegrass leaching fractions

Schiavon et.al published the results of a field trial using a salinity gradient irrigation system. T...

GPAvatar app and More

Micah Woods has continued to advance environmental recording and monitoring using the R computer scr...

White grub prevention reminder

For all but the coldest regions, golf courses who have a history of white grub problems should have ...

Timing white grub, weevil and billbug prevention

With a host of very good products available for white grub and billbug prevention out there, control...

Moss management with Quicksilver

We have recently had a few calls on moss control. In particular, several of you thought that the rec...

Water and heat management

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

Heat Kills: Managing Turf Heat Stress 2001

Not much has changed in the 20 years that have past since this PACE Insights was first published. Hi...

Video: Golfing on dead grass

When catastrophic turf losses occur due to record high heat, we can moan and groan and try to find s...

Video: Wind can save the day

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

Fans and syringing

Dr Elizabeth Geurtal (@AUTurfFert on Twitter) posted this graph from her research on soil temperatur...

Dealing with stubborn dollar spot

Dollar spot infections can be hard to combat, even after repeat fungicide applications. When you are...

Fungicide application volume

We have talked in the past about the importance of application volume and nozzle selection on pestic...

What you see is not necessarily what you get: check your irrigation system output to avoid drought

We have already talked about drought-related problems that are due to poor irrigation distribution u...

Video: brown ring patch diagnosis

See how a brown ring patch (Waitea) attack is diagnosed in the field and in the lab in this video. ...

Video: Brown ring patch in late spring

Brown ring patch (Waitea) has been showing up in many locations across the U.S. in the past few week...

Solving irrigation distribution problems

Turf damage results from under–irrigated turf more often than you might think; and one of the ...

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