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Happy Thanksgiving!

The past 8 months of 2020 have been a real challenge. We hope you are all safe and managing to find ...

How to calculate leaching volumes for salinity management on greens

Turf is at the greatest risk from salinity damage during hot and dry periods when salts from irrigat...

What’s up with proline: 2020 ACS meeting

Stephanie Rossi and Bingru Huang, Rutgers University, presented "Involvement of Proline in Amino Aci...

Notes from the 2020 Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science Virtual annual meeting

Due to the COVID pandemic, the annual meetings of the Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science Societies of A...

Video: Tales from the field, phosphorus, take, all patch and MLSN

This unusual case of take–all patch was from a new bentgrass green in Northern Calif...

Winter time brown patch threat

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

ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual meeting 2020

"Translating Visionary Science to Practice", is the theme for the 2020 American Society of Agronomy,...

Soil salts are on the rise, and so is rapid blight

Damage to cool-season greens due to high soil salts (ECs greater than 3.0 dS/m) frequently occurs in...

Soil salinity and TDR

Many superintendents have adopted the use of time-domain reflectrometry (TDR e.g. Field Scout TDR300...

Photo of the week: Snow mold

Microdochium patch, also known as pink snow mold, can inflict serious damage in cool weather even wh...

An easy–to–use tool for timing snow mold applications

With many effective products available, both Microdochium patch (pink snow mold) and gray snow mold ...

Drought in US rain in Australia

This interesting conversation about drought and rainfall took place on Twitter.  Current ...

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 ...

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