This blog had visitors from 143 countries, there were 90 new posts published on a range of topics, and there was a substantial increase in readership, with a 90% increase in unique visitors compared to 2011.
The soil and water testing services that we provide to select clients in Asia continued to grow, with a 19% sample volume increase in 2012.
I made more than 30 presentations in 11 countries, which I think for geographic range is a new personal high. In doing that, and in visiting 13 countries for various turfgrass studies, I flew 97 times, which comes to an average of one flight every 3.8 days. Keeping in mind that these are almost all international flights, I suprised myself by finding the time to write 14 magazine articles, or about 16,000 words, in English, before these articles were translated into Japanese, and Chinese, and Korean.
I made a number of charts about climate and developed a new website, Asian Turfgrass Climate Charts, in which those charts are available for viewing. With Dr. Larry Stowell of PACE Turf, I also recorded 4 videos discussing light, turfgrass potassium requirements, and the new Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition (MLSN) that we developed in 2012. Dr. Stowell presented this MLSN research in 2 co-authored presentations at the Bouyoucos Conference on constructed rootzones in Philadelphia and at the Crop Science Society of America Annual Meetings in Cincinnati.
I also collected data on putting green performance in 7 countries and made more than 500 measurements of photosynthetic irradiance across Asia and in Spain. The research I have been doing in those areas was summarized in these reports which are not coincidentally filled with numbers.