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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 ...

No change in soil OM after sand topdressing just once in a year, with Andrew McDaniel

Total organic material by depth (#OM246) measurements have been made at Keya GC for six years. We discussed these results and how the organic matter has remained const...

Leaf nutrient analyses (tissue tests) with Doug Soldat

Doug Soldat joined me to discuss tissue tests for turfgrass, and how we might make use of them (or not) to make decisions about fertilizer.

Chris Tritabaugh's blog, disruption, and playability

Chris Tritabaugh joined me to discuss his recent blog posts about what putting green disruption is, and how he has been working to minimize it through measurement of g...

Turfgrass growth potential (GP) with Larry Stowell from PACE Turf

Larry Stowell joined me to discuss the temperature-based turfgrass growth potential --- where it comes from and how it is used. We also discussed a bit about MLSN and ...

Nutrient requirements of Poa annua and MLSN with Ben Brace

Ben Brace and I discussed how we expect MLSN to work for Poa annua, and if there might be some differences compared with creeping bentgrass. We discussed biostimulants...

Tom Cook on lawn ecology, bentgrass, and climax species in the Pacific Northwest

Tom Cook led the turfgrass program at Oregon State University for 31 years and was my professor for many turfgrass classes when I was a student there in the 1990s. Tom...

OM246 report review with Chris Tritabaugh

Chris Tritabaugh, the golf course superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, discuss an OM246 report for samples collected in October 2021. This is t...

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