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Bayer Superintendent Grant Program

Posted on October 27th, 2021
The Environmental Science Division of Bayer has teamed up with the GCSAA Foundation to send 10 golf course superintendents to the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show. The purpose of this year’s grant is to assist golf course superintendents with their professional development through participat…

Tom Stark, Dunham Hills Retirement Gathering

Posted on October 22nd, 2021
  Join friends, family and your fellow members at a celebration for Tom Stark’s 36 years of service to Dunham Hills on Saturday, November 8th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.   

Golf Course Operators Regain Some Pricing Power

Posted on October 22nd, 2021
With golfers turning, and returning, to the golf course in greater numbers over the past year-and-a-half, this increased demand has given some pricing power back to operators – at least in certain markets.
 
An analysis of fees in the NGF golf course database revealed that more than one-thi

Fall armyworm damage on putting greens

Posted on October 21st, 2021
David Smitley, Michigan State University, Department of Entomology, and Kevin Frank, Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences –  Fall armyworms were recently observed causing damage on a research putting green at the MSU…

Upcoming MDARD Testing Dates and Sites

Posted on October 21st, 2021
NOV 11
  MDARD In-Person Core Testing and Core Review  8 a.m. | Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center DARD PPPMD and MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program are offering a Core Manual review class followed by in-person Core pesticide applicator certification testing.
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Metro Detroit Golfers Thank You Superintendents Video

Posted on October 20th, 2021
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Oct 19
Golf course superintendents have a thankless job. But they’re the backbone of every single course. This video is our way of saying a sincere THANK YOU to the MiGCSA.

GCSAA revamps CGCS program

Posted on October 20th, 2021
The association has streamlined the process for its members to achieve Certified Golf Course Superintendent status. October 19, 2021 | GCM staff Certified Golf Course Superintendent program Fifty years after creating the first certification program to validate golf course superintendents’ education and experience, GCS…

To Treat or Not to Treat? USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on October 15th, 2021
John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
White grub damage has been showing up over the past several weeks in many areas of the Northeast. I wouldn’t be surprised to find grub activity in areas that were treated earlier in the year with a preventative insecticide because above-average precip…

Don’t Spend Money Without a Plan, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 15th, 2021
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
  With many facilities seeing an increase in revenue due to more rounds being played, USGA agronomists are hearing an uptick in discussions about where investments can be made to improve golf courses. While this is good news, a desire to invest i…
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