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Updating Weed Management Programs

Weed management programs require fine-tuning every few years to incorporate information on new resea...

Managing resistance to strobilurin fungicides

Resistance of anthracnose, gray leaf spot and Pythium to the strobilurin fungicides (Heritage, Compa...

The Role of Rye Removal in Improved Springtime Transitions

The development of a group of new herbicides in the sulfonylurea family may assist in achieving smoo...

Fairy ring management: a straightforward approach

Once considered a devastating disease, particularly of new bentgrass and bermudagrass greens, the in...

The role of insect metamorphosis in improved insect management

Insect metamorphosis, the dramatic change in form that takes place in some insects during their life...

Annual Bluegrass Invasion of Bentgrass Greens: Can It Be Stopped?

Although there are many methods that can help slow down it’s rate of encroachment, invasion of...

Carbon dioxide monitoring for improved turf health: new information

Under optimal conditions, carbon dioxide (CO2) makes up less than 2% of the gasses found in the soil...

Turfgrass Tissue Testing: Pros and Cons

Making sure that turf is receiving optimal nutrition is one the most important activities that turf ...

High Quality Fairways and Roughs vs. Low Quality Irrigation Water

Golf courses around the country are increasingly facing turf management problems brought about throu...

Anthracnose: prevention is the name of the game

During the summer of 2001, Poa annua greens across the country were hard-hit by anthracnose, a disea...

Nitrogen in Turfgrass Health and Stress

While nitrogen is critical for good turf health and growth, excessive levels in the soil can cause s...

Heat Kills: Managing Turf Heat Stress 2001

There is little we can do to prevent high summer temperatures from occurring, or to predict when the...

The damaging effects of high soil pH: urban legend or reality?

Alkaline soils (pH above 7.0) are typically regarded as “problem soils” that require ame...

Shade and Turfgrass: Can They Peacefully Coexist?

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

Overseeding Greens: Increasing the Odds for Success

Even the most carefully planned greens overseeding programs can be ambushed by unpredictable factors...

Negotiating Reclaimed Water Contracts: Agronomic Considerations

With increasing pressures to use reclaimed water on golf courses, superintendents are faced with a n...

Nematodes and turfgrass health

Plant parasitic nematodes are some of the most devastating and difficult to control pests in agricul...

Advances in Poa Seedhead Management

Despite some well-known weaknesses, Poa annua (annual bluegrass) is a resilient turf that is cultiva...

A Guide to Testing Products and Management Practices

Using some simple statistics is the final step in conducting a field experiment, and can sometime re...

A Guide to Testing Products and Management Practices

Properly designed tests can be invaluable in identifying the products and practices that are most us...

A Guide to Testing Products and Management Practices

Running your own testing program can help you to make technically sound decisions about which produc...

Dealing with Low Quality Irrigation Water: The Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Research Study

The movement to conserve water resources has led to increasing pressure on golf courses to utilize l...

Cyanobacteria (A.K.A. blue-green algae): WANTED for causing serious damage to turf

There are three widely shared misconceptions about the small, photosynthetic microbes that produce d...

Improving Disease Control

The recent commercial introduction of several new fungicide active ingredients (azoxystrobin, flutol...

Black Layer: A Symptom - Not the Cause of Anaerobic Soils

When soils become anaerobic (oxygen-free), turf roots “suffocate”, leading to wilting, y...

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