Double-Trouble Grubs, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 26th, 2017
By Bob Vavrek, regional director, Central Region
Look out for grub damage later than usual this fall. Remember, controlling grubs is easier than repairing the damage done by animals looking for a feast.
Affordable and effective are two terms that come to mind when most turf managers consider using

2017 Michigan Section PGA Special Award Winners Announced

Posted on October 26th, 2017
EAST LANSING, MI – Kevin McKinley, Golf Director at Treetops Resort, and newly inducted Michigan PGA President, has captured the 2017 Michigan Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year award. This prestigious honor is awarded to the professional that has demonstrated outstanding qualit

Michigan Turfgrass Conference Registration Now Open

Posted on October 26th, 2017
Welcome to the 2018 Michigan Turfgrass Conference January 3 – 5, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center This marks the 88th year that the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation has hosted the conference and  this year’s assembly has something for everyone. Our Educational Sessions in

October 2017: The Battle Against Fall Armyworms, USGA Regional Update

Posted on October 23rd, 2017
By John Daniels, agronomist, Central Region
Fall armyworm infestations have the capability to take out turf overnight.
High populations of fall armyworms recently have been seen damaging bermudagrass in areas of Texas and Oklahoma. Sites that received ample rainfall or irrigation during Sept

GCSAA, Nufarm create new leadership program

Posted on October 16th, 2017
GCSAA has partnered with Nufarm to offer the EXCEL Leadership Program for assistant golf course superintendents. EXCEL offers leadership training for personal, career and community/industry stewardship. EXCEL_logo_final_RGBThe name EXCEL represents the education, cross training, comm

Nonprofit to use Michigan golf course for children, veterans

Posted on October 12th, 2017
The Associated Press BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — With equipment that wasn’t working, unplayable turf and tall grass, Custer Greens Golf Course was sitting useless by the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.
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