On the Ground

As Lubbock continues to receive positive rainfall, we are actually moving out of drought conditions according to the USDA Drought Maps. We have received a good portion of rainfall and snow fall in the fall, winter, […]

Spring is popping across the country, which means snow mold isn’t on many minds at the moment. But the snow has FINALLY melted off our research site in Marquette, MI and I am pleased to present […]

So this is an unusual post, but I’m putting it out there anyway. Turf Diseases was started as a grassroots effort by myself and four other faculty in the turf industry. One of the best things […]

In the interest of trying to expand our delivery methods when it comes to our trial work and outreach, I have decided to attempt to put together a series of videos for all of the trials […]

Common snow-related diseases of tall fescue in the mid-Atlantic include Typhula blight (aka gray snow mold) and red thread. I have mostly seen Microdochium patch (aka pink snow mold) in immature, autumn seeded stands of tall […]

Like many in the turf industry, I attend a lot of conferences. One of them I attend that I enjoy most is the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting. Despite the fact I minored in toxicology […]

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It has been all about the weather for several months, but finally some sunny days with temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s oF. The light is at the end of a long winter tunnel and turf […]

Last month at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Conference, Dr. Ben Wherly (Texas A&M) and I conducted a half-day seminar on managing a golf course under municipality enforced water restrictions. The last section o...

Last year North Carolina was fairly mild with above average precipitation. At least in Raleigh, precipitation was 13.32 inches above normal in 2014. Basically it was not a great year to be a turfgrass pathologist in […]