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Countdown: Week 2

Introducing myself and my role with PACE Turf

This week we announced my acquisition of the PACE Turf information service. Read the full news relea...

White grub prevention reminder

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

Countdown: Week 1

July 4 weekend preparations

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

Turfgrass podcasts

Larry, Wendy, and I have all been guests on various podcasts over the years. It took me a long time ...

Retroactively checking the Smith-Kerns dollar spot probability

On the ATC website, I explained how I had seen a lot of dollar spot on bentgrass and Poa annua in a ...

Summer is here. And the countdown to fall begins…

Summer officially begins this week in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21th. As is our tradition, we ...

Video: Diagnosing summer patch

In this video, we show how summer patch is diagnosed in the lab, and get a close up look at the dama...

Soil salinity and TDR

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

Water conservation strategies

The error in the PACE Turf Reference on Water Conservation Strategies has been corrected. We ar...

Heat Kills: Summertime and Turf Stress Club House Edition

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

La Nina 2021-2022

The La Nina continues and will likely persist through the end of 2022. The projected result is conti...

Soil type Shiny app

We've recommended the Web Soil Survey in the past as a useful tool for finding soil characterist...

NC State 2022 spring dead spot control update

Dr. Jim Kerns and Lee Butler, researchers at NC State, have published their Review of Spring Dead Sp...

Timing white grub, weevil and billbug prevention

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

Ten years of MLSN: a timeline

It was ten years ago this week, in Philadelpha at the Bouyoucos Conference on Constructed Rootzones,...

Wisconsin snow mold research 2021-2022

Dr. Paul Koch (@uwpaul) published the 2021 - 2022 University of Wisconsin snow mold trials. Eac...

Tools for coping with warm weather

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

IPM Reference on soap flushes

The IPM Reference on soap flushes tells you how to implement this simple, but powerful, tool for det...

Nitrogen fertilizer rate and MLSN

The MLSN guidelines are a modern method of soil test interpretation for turfgrass. These guidelines ...

MLSN for micronutrients

MLSN (Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition) methods provide a revolutionary way to interpret soi...

Cultural control of summer patch

PACE Turf promotes the use of manganese for suppression of ectotrophic root infecting fungi suc...

Black turfgrass ataenius management

Black turfgrass ataenius (Ataenius spretulus) grubs are difficult to control because of their multip...

IPM Reference on soap flushes

The IPM Reference on Soap Flushes tells you how to implement this simple, but powerful, tool fo...

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