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All about OM246 testing for soil organic material

There's a new video that shows a lot of information about the OM246 total organic materal test i...

El NiƱo southern oscillation forecast update

The National Weather Service's climate prediction center has published a new update: El Ni&ntil...

The NC State Turf Diagnostics Lab year in review 2023

Lee Butler published their 2023 Turf Diagnostics Lab Review and it is full of interesting informatio...

Humic and fulvic acid application “had no effect”

I was searching for dissolved organic carbon and the hundredth-molar calcium chloride extraction (0....

Particle size distribution curve

Sand particle size analyses are often reported as percentages in tables. Reports that are delivered ...

Six systematic ways to adjust the N rate

There are various ways one can choose and then adjust the N fertilizer rate. Perhaps you use one or ...

The USGA’s standard organic matter test recommendation

This week's USGA Green Section Record quietly includes an article that will have a big impa...

Improved climate appraisal spreadsheet

A reminder about this, because we sometimes receive questions about calculating GP or calculating fe...

Favoring creeping bentgrass or Poa annua with P fertilizer

Have you wondered about soil phosphorus (or fertilizer P) and whether either can be manipulated to f...

A compact height of cut gauge with a laser

There's a new type of prism gauge available, invented by Alexander Grengs who is currently Facil...

An intuitive understanding of ppm in the turfgrass rootzone

Fertilizer added to the soil surface is in units of mass per area. Pounds per 1000 square feet, poun...

Soil test conversions lb/acre to ppm

We had a great question this week that is worth sharing. "MLSN guidelines are reported in ppm (part...

Figuring out the “right” amount of topdressing sand

Sand topdressing is an essential maintenance practice. Here are two calculators you can use to get a...

Two can irrigation audit

It is common to encounter turf stress caused by uneven irrigation distrubution. If you want to find ...

A soil sampling recommendation

Soil pH changes by depth. So does soil organic matter (SOM). In a sand rootzone, the cation exchange...

When should soils be sampled?

The optimum time of year to sample turfgrass soils depends upon the turf types grown, soil condition...

Daily Light Integral (DLI)

Daily Light Integral (DLI) for your location can be found on your PACE Turf Weather page. Simpl...

Fairy ring rating system

Evaluation of products that control fairy ring fungi have been plagued for years by an inadequate ra...

Agroclimatology reference data

Air temperature data are readily available. Precipitation data can usually be obtained. But what abo...

What are the forecasted disease threats in the weather emails?

The weather page and email weather alerts include Forecasted Disease Threats, with a list of disease...

Starting the New Year with a good plan

We're about to welcome 2024 into our lives, so what better time to take a fresh look n...

More frosted fairy ring

After Andrew McDaniel (golf course superintendent at Keya Golf Club in Fukuoka, Japan) sent me the p...

Peace and happiness in 2024

Thank you for your support and participation in PACE Turf during 2023, and my warmest wishes to you,...

Ten popular blog posts from the ATC site this year

I've been checking the most read posts on the Asian Turfgrass Center website at the end of every...

The “grammar of greenkeeping” on The Talking Greenkeeper show

I was a guest on Joe Gulotti's The Talking Greenkeeper podcast. In this episode, Joe asked quest...

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