Cool weather effects herbicide efficacy

With Easter this weekend and the Masters less than a week away, growing season is certainly right around the corner.  However, for much of the US, Mother Nature is pumping the brakes on the start of…

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Magnetized Water, Reduced Irrigation

With droughts predicted to worsen in the coming years, the golf industry is on the lookout for new, economical ways to increase water efficiency. And one study, "The Effects of Magnet Treated…

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Digital Turf Graphics Move to Golf

New Grounds Technology at the Kentucky Derby. This particular design is 150ft tall. Image Credit: prweb.com      With its professional debut during the San Francisco Giants' home opener game…

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How Many Courses in the World?

34,011 golf facilities in 206 countries. At least that's the number according to R&A's Golf Around the World 2015, a report which took 25,000 hours to compile and is the first official count of its…

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New Dollar Spot-Resistant Cultivar

After 20 years of research, Michigan State University turf experts have released Flagstick, a creeping bentgrass cultivar which has shown resistance to dollar spot in long-term field trials. "Most of…

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Goosegrass: Tough to Treat Nuisance

A heavily-infested putting green (photo by S. McElroy).       In the turfgrass world, Poa Annua  has to be the king of weeds, but goosegrass (Eleusine indica) takes the crown for second place.…

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Algae Control in Turf

Algae can show up on the golf course in poorly drained soil where close cutting has aided in competition. (image via turfgrass.ncsu.edu)      Containing chlorophyll, but lacking roots, stems and…

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