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Monthly Turfgrass Roundup (October 2013)

What a busy month this was! In case you missed them, these articles and links from the past month are likely to be of interest to turfgrass managers in Asia:

I measured what happened to lawn grass surface temperature after syringing. The results were interesting.

KashimaThe fields in Japan's J.League are almost all bermudagrass. Here's a report on one that's not, with a look at optimum overseeding timing using the turfgrass growth potential.

The program, venue, and speakers for the Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2014 conference were announced.

Dr. Wendy Gelernter from PACE Turf explained what sustainability really means in this podcast.

I taught a live webcast for GCSAA on Nutrient Use & Requirements for putting greens. The recorded webcast is available for on-demand viewing and this supplementary handout provides even more information on this topic.

The PGA Tour played at Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC for the CIMB Classic. Golf course superintendent Mohd Nizam Othman will be speaking about tournament preparation at Thailand on 10 March.

If sandcapped fairways are so good, why must tournaments implement the lift, clean, and place rule?

I spoke at the Malaysia International Golf Symposium about grass selection and about nutrient requirements for grass in Asia. Slides and handout are available for download here.

I shared an article with this quote: “Why use and pay for nutrients that the grass does not need or the soil does not require?” That tweet got a big response. And here's the article.

On a visit to a golf course in Japan, I saw some interesting maintenance techniques and equipment. See videos and a description here.

This month's Turfgrass Mystery involved a striped green just below the Arctic Circle in Iceland. Learn more, and find out who solved the mystery.

Dr. Doug Soldat from the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin gave this splendid one hour seminar on managing soil to maximize plant health. Every turf manager should watch this, when you can find time. It's free, and availble for on-demand viewing courtesy of GCSAA and Bayer.

The video of my Predicting Turfgrass Performance seminar at Cornell University, along with the accompanying handout, can be seen here.

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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