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Turf management and COVID-19 Coronavirus

3/28/2020 A lot has changed over the past two weeks. The virus has moved fast through the US, where...

Don’t worry about low nitrogen

PACE Turf and others have made recommendations to withhold nitrogen inputs to slow turf growth durin...

Spring dead spot symptoms, and what to do

After a long winter, spring will be welcome in most quarters. Except, that is, for courses where spr...

Digital diagnostic assistance

The COVID-19 virus has closed down universities and the associated plant disease diagnosti...

Mix water pH does not change fungicide efficacy

In a recent Crop Forage & Turfgrass Management article entitled "The influence of water pH on ef...

New PACE Turf features

We are working on new website features and wanted to review the recent additions. During these diffi...

Spring is here

The Northern Hemisphere's Spring equinox falls on March 20, marking the first time this year tha...

Preliminary NTEP bentgrass trial data released

Kevin Morris, Executive Director, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (@kmorris_NTEP on Twitter) a...

Video: Early spring anthracnose

It seems to happen every year - anthracnose shows up in the spring on poa before environmental condi...

A new look at calculating calcium requirements

We are continuing our efforts to refine the new Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition (MLSN) guid...

Preventing damage to greens from recycled water

For the first time, golf courses that had previously been allowed to use low–salinity and low ...

Pounds on the ground: calculating how many “goodies” are being delivered in irrigation water

We were recently asked "How much nitrogen am I getting delivered each year to the golf course from m...

Weather data for your records

Several critical management planning documents have been added to your weather data page. These repo...

Leaf and sheath blight (Mini-ring)

The pathologists at North Carolina State have recently published a good profile on the disease known...

Photo of the week: Microdochium patch

Microdochium patch (pink snow mold) is on the attack in many locations at this time of year. For mor...

Cold weather drought stress reminder

Do not neglect monitoring soil moisture during the winter. The fluctuating cold and warm conditions ...

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...

Leaching calculations

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

Death of the Club Cadet RG3 autonomous greens mower (RIP RG3)

Robotic mowers have been discussed quite a bit in recent history.  The future of robots in the ...

Digital technologies in turfgrass CSSA 2019

Symposium--Digital Technologies in Turfgrass: The Promise, Development and Application. Frank Wong, ...

An introduction to precision management

This summary from the 2006 PACE Turfgrass Research Seminar on precision turfgrass management  (...

Pythium dissemination through irrigation systems CSSA 2019

Pythium Dissemination through Golf Course Irrigation Systems, 2019. Clayton A. Rushford, Univer...

Spring dead spot fungicides CSSA 20119

Variable Sensitivity of Ophiosphaerella spp. Causing Spring Dead Spot to Fungicides and Te...

More states added to Poa Cure label

The product must still be registered in each state, but that should be a formality. Here is the pres...

Crabgrass watch!

Just before the 2020 GIS, Dr Fred Yelverton, renowned weed scientist at North Carolina State Un...

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