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Mole crickets are hungry, destructive little critters. If your course has encountered outbreaks in previous years, they’ll be back again. Typically, mole cricket season gets started early to mid-May in southern-most areas like Florida. As...


Are you sick of me writing about snow mold?  Yes you are.  In fact, I’m sick of writing about it.  We’ve been writing about various winter ailments for months on this blog and in countless other […]


Most golf course superintendents who manage Poa species schedule fungicides to limit damage associated with summer patch, the dreaded root disease that kills turf and ruins playing surfaces, especially during periods of summer stress.  The...

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Time to talk recovery This spring has seen its fair share of dead turf. John Kaminski follows up on his previous post about the winterkill issues and addresses some key points to share with your members […]


This is part 2 on managing spring dead spot. Read part 1 here. Frequent applications of water soluble nitrogen (N) is the only known approach to speeding recovery of turf damaged by spring dead spot (SDS). […]


Come join us for #TurfChat episode 36 on April 29th at 11am EDT as we discuss the recovery efforts those are using to restore course conditions from winterkill damage.  Are you having success with your efforts, […]


It’s that time of year again. Now that a very difficult winter has come to a close, golf course superintendents need to be on the lookout for emerging annual bluegrass weevils (ABW). Even with the extended […]


Co-Authored with Dr. Maria Tomaso-Peterson. I recently made a trip back to Mississippi and had an opportunity to catch up with my first major professor, Dr. Maria Tomaso-Peterson.  It was great to discuss some of the […]


Reality of Winterkill In March, the Turfpath App launched a poll asking turfgrass managers about winterkill. The poll ended at the end of March and unfortunately this definitely influenced the results at the time. The largest […]


Spring dead spot (SDS)is the most damaging fungal disease of bermudagrass turf.  This disease is incited by three root pathogens, but Ophiosphaerella korrae is the most common causal agent in the Mid-Atlantic.  The intensity of SDS [&hell...