Research aims at establishing monarch-friendly protocols A University of Kentucky graduate student hopes to make it easier to establish food sources and habitat for monarchs. Dog calendar deadline is quickly approaching Nominate your dog now for the 2018 TurfNet Superintendent's Best Friend Calendar, presented by Syngenta. Flooding plagues NW Ohio courses An unusually wet July left several area courses flooded after dumping 4 inches in one event. Teamwork is key to success at Kearney Hill Kearney Hill Golf Links provides a country club experience on a municipal budget.
Pam Charbonneau, DCS & Associates: Managing invasive European crane flies on golf courses
Aug 17 2017European crane flies larvae (a.k.a. leatherjackets) have been a pest in turfgrass in the Pacific Northwest for decades. Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, they have become an increasing problem in Ontario and Quebec in Canada and from Michigan through New York and into New England In this Turf...
- Unique Tee Markers with a Story
posted Today, 09:49 AM by Kevin Ross, CGCS"I have visited with a few courses this year that have some very unique tee makers that have a story behind them for the club. I've started compiling photos and writing the details of these unique t..."
- Jacobsen Fairway Mowers
posted Today, 08:44 AM by Greg O'Heron"Ok so I'm not alone? I bought a Jacobsen fairway mower last year the reels seem to be made of pop cans breaking at ends.... any one else? "
- Burst synthetic acid
posted Jul 17 2017 by Justin Woodland"Has anyone sprayed fairways/greens with Burst? I see on the label it says DO NOT SPRAY but I'm not sure if that's just a CYA issue. Please let me know rates and success/failure. I've heard 10oz/acr..."
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Here at the 'Rock
- Matt Crowther's Fantasy
"A while back, we released a short film starring Matt Crowther and it rocketed to #2 on the all time list of Rockbottum CC films, with over 250,000 hits. Produced in a team effort--a key factor in TurfNet's high quality production--this film began as an idea in the high speed mind of Jon Kiger w..." Read more →
THE PIN SHEET
- Summer Stress update from Kyle Miller
"In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, host John Reitman caught up with BASF's Kyle Miller at the Southeastern Turfgrass Research Center Field Day on June 28 in Lexington, KY. Kyle updates us on concerns of golf course superintendents regarding plant stress in mid-summer, and explains the mode of action of BASF's..." Read more →
LIVING LEGENDS: Where are they now?
- Tom Cook pioneered the turf program at Oregon State University
" During a 30-plus-year career at Oregon State University, Tom Cook was doing more than running one of the country's top turfgrass programs. He also viewed his job as part-time matchmaker. "Looking back now, it's pretty funny. I thought what I did was run a dating service, matc..." Read more →
- Resistance Radio, Summer Edition
"In this episode of Frankly Speaking -- Resistance Radio, Summer Edition -- I talk New England sports and relate it to turf management with Boston sports fans Dr. Ben McGraw, entomologist at Penn State University and Dr Jim Brosnan, weed scientist at the University of Tennessee..." Read more →
DAVE WILBER: The Turfgrass Zealot
- The Turfgrass Zealot Project Ep. #31, Dave Wilber on The Open Championship "Why is The Open Championship of Golf required watching, listening and study for Turfheads? Do you know that The Open was once an event set aside for Greenkeepers, Clubmakers and Caddies? What are the key features of Royal Birkdale, host of th..." Read more →
The Mindful Superintendent
- Things I'm pretty sure to be so...
"In everyone's life they have a few core things they know in their heart of hearts to be so. I hesitate to use the word truth, because it can so often get twisted and deformed. One person's version of "truth" can be vastly different from someone else's, so for the purpose of this piece, we will le..." Read more →
THE RENOVATION REPORT
- Chris Monti: Practice Facility Renovation at Interlachen Country Club
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report -- presented by Jacobsen and Golf Preservations -- Jon Kiger chats with Chris Monti, senior design associate with Bobby Weed Golf Design about the recent practice facility renovation at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park,... Read more →
MARTY RICHARDSON: Interning in Ireland
- People and Places: Different yet Alike
"When I accepted my international internship, my primary focus was to build strong, professional relationships with managers and colleagues within the golf industry during my short time in Ireland. What I didn't realize was the amazing people that..." Read more →
Third Way Green
- I Wonder Why? ... Now I know.
"Creating the connection between these two phrases is the hallmark of a great employee. But how does a manager or organization get people that can link these on their own? Is having an inquisitive mind a strength that is in one's DNA, or does the desire to learn need..." Read more →
Career & Tech Interchange
- Golf Course Communications: Same Ol' Challenge, New Solutions
"By Greg Wojick Greenkeeper /green-keep-er/ noun: Someone who solves myriad problems average golfers didn't know they had in a way they don't understand. See also Wizard, Magician. It has always been difficult for me to accept the fact that most golfers don't unde..." Read more →
THE LADDER TurfNetRADIO podcast series
- Sam MacKenzie, CGCS: The Value of Different Points of View
"In this episode of The Ladder, presented by STEC Equipment, John Reitman chats with Sam MacKenzie, CGCS, director of grounds at Olympia Fields Country Club (Olympia Fields, IL), about Sam's career path over the 38 years he has been in turf management. MacKenzie, th..." Read more →
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