PACE Turf - Turfgrass Information Center

Getting Ready for Summer

Summary: We have assembled below some information on turf diseases, insects, water management and so...

Reference 2. Monitoring soil canopy temperatures: bead thermocouple

Two pieces of equipment are required: a digital thermometer (Fluke Type K Digital Thermometer, Singl...

Herbicide mix-ups: Avoiding the nightmare

Herbicide damaged turf happens for many reasons - run-off caused by rain or irrigation, tracking by ...

Developing a Site-Specific Management Program

Developing an annual turf management plan allows you to represent, in one document, all of the compl...

Musings on Mole Crickets

Mole crickets are the most damaging pests of turfgrass in many regions of the world where warm-seaso...

PACE Management Plan: Excel spreadsheet

Management plan spreadsheet: PACE Management Plan

A new look at turf growth, overseeding and transition issues

Bottom line:  The proper choice of turf types, overseeding strategies and transition practices ...

Growth potential of cool season and warm season turf at different average air temperatures

Average air temperatures are based on 30 year normal average monthly air temperature data obtained f...

Interpreting soil test results

Healthy, high quality turfgrass can flourish when grown on soils with a wide spectrum of nutritional...

A Small Insect, but a Large Problem

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

2003: A problem year for overseeding

The unusually warm weather this September and October in the southwest has set a record for the poor...

What’s New in Weed Management

There was both good news and bad news on the weed management front during 2003.  The bad news i...

Frost Delays: Why Are They Necessary?

Frost poses the most serious threat to turf health and appearance during the winter months.  Un...

Gray leaf spot invades new turf

Bottom line: Gray leaf spot caused by the fungus Pyricularia grisea has been occurring in epidemic p...

Traffic and turfgrass damage: therein lies the rub

Foot and golf cart traffic cause damage to turf by scraping and ripping the leaf tissue, as well as ...

Evaluating generic, post-patent, off-patent & proprietary products

Bottom line: The increasing numbers of generic (also known as post-patent or off-patent) products av...

Shade vs. Turf: Can They Coexist?

There’s no way around it—shade and turfgrass health are usually not compatible.  Wh...

Update: Sulfonylurea Herbicides for Improved Transitions

Bottom line:  At this time last year, data had just started coming in on the performance of sul...

Summer Stress Management for 2003

Bottom line:  Some components of summertime turf management are familiar and proven practices&#...

Barriers to adoption of pesticide resistance management programs

Bottom line: Although it is widely acknowledged that pest resistance is an important problem that ca...

Progress in understanding rapid blight of cool season turf

Bottom line:  Since 1995, when it was discovered in PACE’s laboratory to be a new pathoge...

SPEED KILLS:  The Mowing Height Dilemma

Fast greens can result in unhealthy and, unfortunately, dead greens, especially during the summer wh...

Improving the performance of cool season roughs

Despite ever-increasing performance expectations, the resources allocated to management of golf cour...

Decoding Pesticide Labels

Pesticide labels contain a wealth of information for turf managers - some of it clearly stated and e...

Progress in warm season turf management

Expectations for high performance fairways are always increasing - a trend that has triggered the de...

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