Golf Course Management

DEC 2018

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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Environment/wildlife Golf facilities: An underutilized resource. Golf facilities offer natural areas that can be used for a variety of other purposes to benefit people and the environment. Maria Strandberg, Bruno Hedlund. April, p. 76. Best management practices to protect and promote pollinators in the turfgrass ecosystem. Wise use of the tools that help us produce both food and high-quality landscaping will help protect the pollinators that are vital to food production. R. Chris Williamson, Ph.D. May, p. 62. Pest management These pearls won't bring you riches. Ground pearls in turf. Ground pearls are a persistent menace in turfgrass growing in sandy soils from North Carolina to Southern California. Juang Horng "JC" Chong, Ph.D. July, p. 62. Management of natural areas and annual bluegrass weevil overwintering. Accumulated dead plant residue in natural areas of the golf course may allow annual bluegrass weevils to overwinter successfully, but removing the vegetation may not enhance weevil control. Kyle Wickings, Ph.D. October, p. 69. Searching for management solutions for the bermudagrass mite. Few solutions are currently available for control of the bermudagrass mite because of significant gaps in our knowledge of its biology and management. Juang Horng "JC" Chong, Ph.D.; Matthew S. Brown. December, p. 58. Plant/soil science Bermudagrass: Know your hybrids. Dedicated plant breeders have worked for decades to improve common bermudagrass cultivars to provide finer, high-quality turf for golf courses, sports fields and forage. Wayne W. Hanna, Ph.D.; Brian M. Schwartz, Ph.D. September, p. 72. Do some wetting agents remove organic coatings from water- repellent sand particles? A laboratory study confirmed for the first time that certain wetting agents can remove organic coatings that cause soil water repellency. Enzhan Song, Ph.D.; Keith W. Goyne, Ph.D.; Robert J. Kremer, Ph.D.; Stephen H. Anderson, Ph.D.; Xi Xiong, Ph.D. October, p. 60. Fertilization and irrigation strategies reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve water. Using polymer- coated urea and less irrigation on zoysiagrass may produce better visual turf quality and conserve water while reducing nitrous oxide emissions. Ross C. Braun, Ph.D. Dale J. Bremer, Ph.D. December, p. 64. Turf care applications Using PGRs in golf course roughs. Using PGRs to reduce rough height and mowing costs can save time and money for the golf course maintenance team. Philip Brown, M.S.; Don Garrett, CGCS; Bert McCarty, Ph.D. January, p. 114. Update on BMPs for anthracnose on annual bluegrass turf. In many cases, a combination of cultural practices can effectively suppress anthracnose, eliminating the need for fungicides. James A. Murphy, Ph.D.; Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D.; John A. Inguagiato, Ph.D. February, p. 76. Effect of phosphite rate and source on cyanobacteria colonization of putting green turf. When applied at the appropriate rate, phosphites can be safely used to control cyanobacteria on greens. John C. Inguagiato, Ph.D.; John E. Kaminski, Ph.D.; Timothy T. Lulis. March, p. 66. The art and science of syringing for turfgrass canopy cooling. Does syringing effectively cool plants under heat stress, and are there drawbacks to the practice? Bingru Huang, Ph.D.; Stephanie Rossi; Patrick Burgess, Ph.D. April, p. 72.

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