I discuss technical turfgrass topics with turfgrass managers, scientists, greenkeepers, and whoever drops by the ATC office hours. There's a lot of talk about the work done to create playing surfaces for golf, and also about growing grass for sporting surfaces of all sort, and also some talk of lawns.

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Championship conditions discussion with Eric Johnson and MLSN, ClipVol, & OM246

Eric Johnson joined from his office at Chambers Bay to discuss everyday golfing conditions, championship playing surfaces, and workflow using techniques such as clippi...

Why are we cultivating so much? Soil organic matter with Dr. Roch Gaussoin

Dr. Roch Gaussoin, professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joined me to discuss cultivation of golf course turf, sand topdressing, soil organic matter testing...

Autumn 2022 OM246 review with Chris Tritabaugh

Total organic material testing (OM246) can be used to calibrate the amount of sand and cultivation required to produce high performance putting surfaces. Chris Tritaba...

MLSN and soil test interpretation on bentgrass and Poa annua with Jackie Guevara

Jackie Guevara did an experiment that compared no P or K fertilizer, those elements as recommended by MLSN, and those elements as recommended by SLAN. The results? MLS...

Golf turf playability with Carl Schimenti: green speed, firmness, smoothness and trueness of roll

Carl is a competitive golfer and a turfgrass researcher. We had a long conversation about the topic of playability of surfaces. What is it, how is it measured, can it ...

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