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Proactive irrigation to avoid drought stress

During the spring, we frequently encounter short bursts of abnormally warm, sunny and dry weather - ...

A reminder on backing up

Disk failures are not a common affair for us at PACE Turf, but every few years, we encounter a disk ...

Tools for soil salinity monitoring

As the spring progresses into summer and irrigation begins to provide the bulk of the water that is ...

Soil salinity and TDR

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

Salinity measurements: deciphering milligrams, decisiemens, millimhos and more

If you are confused about the many different ways that salt concentrations (salinity) in water and s...

Memorial Day Remembrance

In honor of our military service people. We owe them so very much. Video: Memorial Day Remembrance...

Reference on heat and drought recovery

Hopefully, you won't need our newest reference on Heat and drought recovery this summer. But jus...

Heat Kills: Summertime and Turf Stress Club House Edition

Once air temperatures hit the 90s, turfgrasses begin their yearly struggle with the ravages of heat:...

Easy tool for monitoring water use

Most turf managers are expected to create, and to follow financial budgets each year. But water budg...

Water conservation strategies

This Update was supposed to go out last week, due to a minor date error, Larry's fault, it was d...

Dusting vs. topdressing

We have yet another example, thanks to PACE member Brian Darrock formerly from Fairbanks Ranch ...

Silica Sand: The Ultimate Inorganic Soil Amendment?

The PACE Insights below from 1997 continues to correctly illustrate the benefits of sand topdre...

Video: Sand quality control

Selecting the right sand for use in greens rootzones or for topdressing and aerification will positi...

Manganese and take-all patch

PACE Turf has adjusted guidelines for manganese availability to suppress take-all patch caused by Ga...

Cultural control of summer patch

We have been promoting the use of manganese for suppression of ectotrophic root infecting fungi such...

MLSN for micronutrients

MLSN (Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition) methods provide a revolutionary way to interpret soi...

Ascernity registered in California

We don't see a lot of new products receiving registration for use in turfgrass management in Cal...

Leach before or after?

In a normal rainfall year, we would not post this notice to leach greens prior to aeration. However,...

Aerifying? Watch out for microdochium patch

This week should mark the end of the microdochium patch threat in the northern hemisphere. If you ar...

Phosphites and microdochium patch

Phosphite-based fungicides and fertilizers are known to suppress microdochium patch in additon to ot...

Effect of rolling on microdochium patch

Lightweight rolling has been shown to improve putting green quality, prevent scalping and to suppres...

NOAA climate change and new normals

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published an assessment of the n...

Black layer management

Black layer is a warning sign that something is rotten in the state of your soils. The fact that it ...

It’s the oxygen!

Several research studies conducted in the past have pointed to excessive carbon dioxide (greater tha...

Management programs for spring

The stress of summer weather can be decreased significantly with preventive strategies that you take...

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