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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: August 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

Travis Russell took some great photos of bermudagrass under different amounts of shade:

Air temperature and surface temperature, is there really a 15°F difference?

GEO released their Sustainable Golf Development Standard:

Gordon Kauffman spoke with John Kaminski on the Tom and John show:

Warm-season grass growth rates and competition at 35°N.

Mike Richardson showed shade effects on bentgrass from experiments in Arkansas:

Is it normal to be cloudy like this?

"an entire year’s worth of aeration in one streamlined operation"

Tom Caliguire keeping bermuda out of paspalum:

From Penn State's Center for Turfgrass Science: Factors affecting green speed.

Animated chart of PPFD and DLI at Batesville, Arkansas.

More about the most sustainable grass.

Golf El Saler from PAELLA PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

Thompson and Kao-Kiffin report on reduced nitrate leaching and increased productivity from multiple species compared to monostands.

How much does the quantity of grass clippings vary from green to green?

Tomaso-Peterson et al. wrote about Curvularia malina disease on warm-season turfgrasses in the southeastern USA.

Zoysia putting greens are something you don't see every day.

Frank Rossi and Roch Gaussoin spoke on Turfnet Radio about organic matter, coring, and topdressing:

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: July 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

A lot of rain in a short time. This is what the southwest monsoon looks like.

This video from STRI about putting green performance measurements:

UMass announces schedules for certificate programs.

Michael Breuer showed bunker sculpting at Bandon Dunes:

Shade and photosynthetic light in Sydney.

New turf disease publications from Purdue.

Soil temperature and fairway management in a classic article by Oscar Miles.

Jason Haines on why he uses growth potential scheduling for fertilizer.

Reasor et al. on the variability of Cynodon on putting greens.

Reasor collecting data on putting greens in Thailand:

A hypothesis about the most sustainable grass.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: June 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

Kreuser with a cool video of syringing to cool turf:

Silvertown on Agatha Christie and Park Grass.

MLSN data and code.

The preprint about the MLSN guidelines was published.

Sand as a finite resource in the NY Times.

TPC Piper Glen with decades of aerification holes:

99 articles titles from Golf Course Seminar (Japan).

Robertson showed how to double cut and triple roll:

Does soil water content affect nightime soil temperatures in summer?

Six Shiny apps for making turfgrass calculations.

Daily light integrals (DLI) for warm-season putting green grow-in.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: May 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

An ET calculator for any location, now in a Japanese version.

From Andrew McDaniel, images of earthquake damage on Kumamoto golf courses:

From Bhupendra Singh, Tifdwarf roots, growth potential, and fertilizer.

Dave Wilber and Mike Young on the TurfNet Renovation Report.

Sharing slides. Why isn't this more common?

Megan Kennelly on spray nozzles and water quality.

Guide from the USGA Green Section on Turfgrass Fertilization.

How to save 82% on fertilizer cost.

Achim Dobermann with Park Grass videos.

Avoiding nutrient deficiencies from GCM China.

More from the air: view from the helicopter at Keya GC.

Shade and sun.

From Scott McElroy, is there an upper limit to how firm and fast a surface should be.

An interesting technique for introducing Cynodon to Agrostis fairways.

Alan Windham with images of pythium blight on ultradwarf:

A new Pace of Play Manual from the R&A.

Soil organic matter decreased with concurrent reductions in coring and topdressing; data to support the anecdote.

Om4years

More data to support an anecdote; clipping amounts.

ClipVol2015

Water quality and pesticide performance.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: April 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

This one's from 2012, actually, but it got a ton of views this month. Doug Soldat's photo of dandelions in ryegrass but not in tall fescue.

Also from Soldat, and available in the TurfNet webinar archives, Is your potassium program hurting or helping your turf?

Pat Gross and Chris Hartwiger on how to develop a water budget for a golf course.

Jason Haines on controlling growth rates.

Visualizing climate differences.

Grass selection by normal temperature and sunshine.

Haines on reasons to not aerate in spring.

PACE Turf suggested reconsidering the use of tissue nutrient analyses as a guide for fertilizer.

This led to an extensive discussion, summarized by Pam Charbonneau in To tissue test or not to tissue test?

Todd Lowe wrote about alternative aeration practices that help reduce golfer frustration without jeopardizing turf health.

Haines spoke at a seminar and heard someone say he's starving his greens. Is he?

Nutrients adequate but not available. Is this the most common oxymoron in turf?

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: March 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

Handout and slides, Beijing and Bangkok, playability and sustainability.

China Golf Show report.

Weed ID tool with lots of photos.

Video report from the R&A sustainability seminar.

Jason Haines with these presentation slides on 4 years of MLSN.

Driving range before and after:

Dave Wilber and Jason Haines had a fascinating conversation.

5 things I don't do anymore, and why, also by Jason Haines.

Presentations and photos from Thailand conference.

Maximum photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in summer.

A rule of thumb for the cloud effect on PAR.

Presentation slides and animated PAR charts for every day of the year.

Optimum playing conditions with minimum inputs.

This new book: A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping.

Three years of potassium and more snow mold.

Soil tests should result in less fertilizer application, not more.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: February 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

Is the leaking barrel analogy irrelevant?

Andrew Anderson with sunrise and sunset photos in Sydney.

Comments about tournament conditioning guidelines.

Paul Robertson shared what he heard about MLSN at a seminar.

December and January daily light integral in Everglades City, Florida.

It's not really about extractable or available.

Alternative classifications for soil K.

Soil pH and the MLSN guidelines, is adjustment warranted?

Grant Saunders suggests growing less thatch.

Burning grass in the spring.

An ethical and common-sense approach to purchasing new products.

I don't recommend this article.

Al Bancroft shared this photo of Poa annua germination and presence affected by mowing height.

An evapotranspiration calculator.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: January 2016

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

Paul Jansen with a top 100 list of courses you may not have heard of but must play:

Edwin Roald on seven health benefits of golf.

Photosynthetically active radiation for 365 days at Tokyo.

Tokyo 2015 avg PPFD by hour and DLI

Handouts from the Northern Green Expo about turf nutrition, water, and light.

Zoysia tennis courts at Kawana:

Kreuser on simplifying soil test interpretation for turf.

Can one calculate how much water is required for a given area? Yes, here's how.

Growth potential (GP) and growing degree days (GDD): are they comparable?

Jason Haines with this report of 2015 pesticide use.

Breeden, Brosnan, and Vargas on how turfgrass herbicides work.

Haines on the best time to irrigate putting greens.

Course conditioning guidelines for PGA TOUR tournaments.

Albert Bancroft using a sandpro to help melt snow on greens:

Water quality for irrigation, questions and answers.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: December 2015

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

“The R&A is proposing a new approach to golf green construction

Estimating daily light integral (DLI) in Tennessee.

Mike Richardson shared this useful chart with monthly DLI for 48 states in the USA.

How many in the turf industry use Twitter?

"One of the best places to study tropical grasses"

Dave Wilber asked, do you have a big "ah ha" agronomy moment?

Temperature and sunshine in the US and China.

An equipment wish list for a high-end facility.

What's a no problem DLI for warm-season grass on putting greens?

Frost and footprints -- coyotes and raccoons damage turf more than I ever imagined.

These two titles get it wrong.

Dave Wilber and Micah Woods talked on The Turfgrass Zealot Project.

That was fast. Before and after of a new bunker.

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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup: November 2015

Here's a roundup of turfgrass articles and links from the past month:

Mineral nutrients in grass leaves, compared to those in the soil, or why some elements are almost never required as fertilizer.

2015 report from Michael, Obear, and Kreuser on growing degree days and plant growth regulators.

The 2015 Global Soil Survey Report.

Jason Haines reports on another year of reduced nutrient inputs and improved turf conditions.

Of podcasts, disagreements, nitrogen, and soil organic matter.

3 tips from Steve Haroz on hiding research publications.

Poster from PACE Turf on the latest golf course water usage survey.

Coming up in January, 5 seminars that attempt to cover everything.

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