Fast grass: Techniques to accelerate turf establishment

Posted on April 20th, 2021
An agronomist outlines five common strategies for quick turf establishment, explores their pros and cons compared with conventional grassing, and shares tips for implementing each. July 1996 | Jonathon L. Scott, CGCS  Filed to: Construction, Renovation Fast turfgrass establishment

Prevention Begins at 55, USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on April 20th, 2021
By: John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
Whether you’re trying to prevent crabgrass or troublesome soil-borne diseases, 55 degrees Fahrenheit is an important number to remember. That is the soil temperature at which preventative treatments should occur for many turf diseases includ…

The Impact of Late-Season Nitrogen Application, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on April 20th, 2021
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region With favorable weather conditions throughout much of the Midwest, agronomic teams have had the opportunity to hit the ground running with course assessments and all the maintenance practices that must be completed in the spring. For those that imp…

Muskegon Country Club sold to regional golf club collective

Posted on April 14th, 2021
By Rose White | MUSKEGON, MI – The historic Muskegon Country Club is set to be acquired and operated by a West Michigan ownership group of golf clubs and restaurants. The RedWater Collection, formerly known as Watermark Properties, signed a purchase agreement to buy 113…

Survey: Mental health in the golf industry

Posted on April 9th, 2021
  Syngenta asked golf industry professionals about the past year’s impact on job-related stress and their mental health. Here, a look at the findings, and resources for those who may need support.       Golf course superintendent mental health Image by Freepik
Pandemic-plagued 2020 was tough on almost everyone ev…

Nominate your tech!

Posted on April 9th, 2021
  Nominate your equipment manager today. Win a trip to the 2022 Golf Industry Show in San Diego for you and your equipment manager – and help your local chapter along the way! The 2021 GCM MOST VALUABLE TECHNICIAN AWARD is designed to honor the best and brightest golf course equipment technici

Work-From-Home (WFH) Impact on Golf

Posted on April 8th, 2021

There’s no question working remotely has provided schedule flexibility to many people over the past year, eliminating commute times, providing employees greater control over when, where and how they work, and keeping fewer tethered to the traditional 9-to-5.
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Is the Time Right for Preemergence Herbicides? USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on April 7th, 2021
The recent warmup has superintendents wondering if the time is right to apply preemergence herbicides for crabgrass and goosegrass. Goosegrass, in particular, is a growing problem in the Northeast, moving beyond the rough and fairways onto tees and greens. When difficult-to-control weeds sta…
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