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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...

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...

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