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Countdown: You did it! Fall has arrived!

Fall management guidance

Fall finally arrived in the Northern Hemisphere on September 23, 2022, and with it, the end of the m...

Leaf tip burn after a typhoon

There must have been a lot of salt in the air when a typhoon passed over Itoshima in western Japan. ...

How fast is foliar-applied nitrogen absorbed?

Nitrogen is applied as a foliar treatment on many putting greens, but just how efficiently, and just...

Overseeding Guidelines

In transition environments, fall overseeding and spring transition are always difficult times. If th...

Dried soil is a time capsule

I recommend air drying soils. This creates a soil that is frozen in time. If soils are not dried, or...

Air dry soil samples for more accurate results

When you collect a soil sample, do you dry it before sending it to the lab? If you do, that's th...

Winter Turf project

The Winter Turf Project is going into its second season. I'd heard about this but didn't rea...

Saturated paste extracts, and why we rarely use them

We frequently get questions about the use of saturated paste extract analytical tests (also sometime...

Video: Algae, blue green bacteria, cyanobacteria and yellow spot

"Algae disorders of turfgrass" is a general term that describes a wide range of symptoms from yellow...

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...

Tools for measuring putting green performance

I (Micah) made this short video, only 1 minute in duration. showing the tools I use to measure surfa...

Phosphorus reference guide

This one page soil phosphorus fact sheet has information about P deficiencies, different soil test e...

Mehlich 3 or Olsen extractants for P at soil pH above 7?

Questions sometime come up about specific extraction methods for soil phosphorus (P). In general, th...

MLSN as a modern method for turfgrass soil test interpretation

I (Micah) led a one hour seminar about MLSN at the Golf Matters New Zealand Conference. I've rec...

Bob Raley on his bentgrass management strategy

Bob Raley's M.S. project at Penn State University looked at the effect of phosphorus (P) fertili...

Suppressing poa with low phosphorus

Turf managers have been reporting success with suppressing poa invasion through the use of a low pho...

Reference on heat and drought recovery

Hopefully, you won't need our newest reference on Heat and drought recovery this summer. But jus...

Irrigation water quality seminar

The three primary (potential) problems with irrigation water quality are salinity, sodium hazard, an...

MLSN fertilizer recommendation research

Jackie Guevara completed her Masters thesis in 2021. She studied turfgrass response and soil test le...

Reference on Moss

Moss infestations are a chronic problem on many cool season greens. In this Moss Reference article, ...

Normal manganese (Mn) levels in turfgrass soils and in grass leaves

There was a long discussion on Twitter about Mn. Mark Smith posted a photo of a very green-colored g...

Preventing algae and moss

    Moss and algae (cyanobacteria) are universal problems on greens, and ...

Manganese and take-all patch

PACE Turf has adjusted guidelines for manganese availability to suppress take-all patch caused by Ga...

Four warm-season species, ranked for drought tolerance

A new article by Katuwal et al. reports on a large project that is designed to identify warm-season ...

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