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Carl Schwartzkopf MSU & MTF dedicate a new turf diagnostics lab

Posted on December 27th, 2012
Michigan State University with donations made available by the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation (MTF) and Mr. Carl Schwartzkopf dedicated an addition to the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center in East Lansing on Friday December 7th.                   &…

Thompsonville superintendent receives professional certification

Posted on December 27th, 2012
Chad B. Corp, GCSAA golf course superintendent at Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Mich., has been designated a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Corp, a seven-year GCSAA member, has been the superintenden

Winter 2012 issue of The Sward

Posted on December 27th, 2012
Greetings from the Turfgrass Information Center (TIC)! The Winter 2012 issue of The Sward, the newsletter of TIC, is now available in its NEW format – a quarterly enews blast:   http://tic.msu.edu/e-sward/swardv12n1.pdf The Sward highlights new or unique features of the Turfgrass

Punching Through – USGA North Central Update

Posted on December 20th, 2012
By Bob Brame, director, North-Central region
December 1, 2012
Are you visually monitoring the rootzone under your putting surfaces? Layers or banding make it clear that topdressing is out of sync with aging and growth. The bands of sand seen in the picture are the result of heavy topdressing follow

Bucking the trend

Posted on December 14th, 2012
 
        For superintendents managing cool-season grass, seeking advice from university researchers on the best ways to treat for or prevent anthracnose often has been like a trip to the doctor: “Take a dose of a fungicide, put it into a rotational program and call

Congratulations to Clem Wolfrom for 50 Years of Service

Posted on December 11th, 2012
Clem Wolfrom, who marked his 50th year as golf course superintendent of the Detroit Golf Club in March 2012, announced his plan to retire on March 1, 2013, and celebrated with a luncheon in his honor on December 5, 2012, at the Detroit Golf Club.   Mr. Wolfrom is a second generation golf cou

MSU & MTF dedicate a new turf diagnostics lab

Posted on December 11th, 2012
L to R: Gordie LaFontaine, Dr. Doug Buhler, Dr. Joe Vargas, and MTF President John Fulling, CGCS
The MTF Board of Directors with Mr. Schwartzkopf L to R: Scott Trbovich, Randy Hahn, John Fulling, CGCS, Mr. Carl Schwartzkopf, Brian Schweihofer, Amy Fouty, and Greg Lyman, EIFG/GCSAA
MSU Staff and Mr.

Wee One 2013 Outing Announcement

Posted on December 4th, 2012
Michigan’s fundraising efforts for the Wee One Foundation will be heading west in 2013. Lost Dunes, a highly acclaimed private club located a half mile from the shores of Lake Michigan in Bridgman, will be the site of the annual event on Monday, May 6th. Noted architect Tom Doak sculpted Lost D

GCI – State of the Industry Survey, and Wee One Donation

Posted on December 3rd, 2012
Pat Jones of Golf Course Industry magazine has asked us to forward their annual State of the Industry survey to all of our superintendent members. The study will benefit the charitable work of the Wee One Foundation, and GCI and Syngenta are partnering to donate up to $10,000 to the foundation if they
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