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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup (September 2013)

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In case you missed them, these articles and links from September are likely to be of interest to turfgrass managers in Asia:

The 16 September #turfchat discussion about the Global Soil Survey can be seen in this video.

Year 3 of the Indian Golf Union's greenkeeper education programme will be held from 18 November to 13 December, with weeklong courses held in the South, West, North, and East zones of India.

After my visit to Iceland, I wrote about the striking similarities between competive strategies and playing surface characteristics of fine fescue (a cool-season grass) and manilagrass (a warm-season grass). 

Most people are surprised to learn that there are 70 golf courses in Iceland. See stunning photographs of the courses in this Flickr gallery

I spoke about an innovative method for estimating turfgrass nutrient requirements in a seminar with Icelandic greenkeepers and groundskeepers. Download the explanatory handout and presentation slides.

The Malaysia International Golf Symposium is coming up on 21 to 23 October.

I collected turf performance data, studied tournament preparation of korai (Zoysia matrella) putting greens, and mowed fairways at the Vana H Cup KBC Augusta 2013 tournament. Read my report here, and see videos of how a ball rolls on korai putting greens. 

My article about Achieving the warm-season links from Golf Course Architecture is now available on their website.

For more about turfgrass management in Asia, browse the many articles available for download on the ATC Turfgrass Information page, subscribe to this blog by e-mail or with an RSS reader - I use Feedly, or follow @asianturfgrass on Twitter. Link and article roundups from previous months can be seen here.

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