6.8 cm per month

A few years ago I wrote about how everyone knows zoysia grows slower than bermuda, except when it doesn’t. In particular, I was discussing the growth of the nuwan noi variety of manilagrass (Zoysia matrella) in tropical Southeast Asia. One of the examples I used in that post was the expansion rate for patches of… Continue reading 6.8 cm per month

“Is there a particular reason why you think it’s a poor way to fertilise?”

A correspondent wrote: “I’m hoping to get your thoughts on something I came across today. I was discussing greens fertilising whilst at a friend’s course this morning. He went on to get his new toy, the […]. He’s started to use the salinity level reading as an indicator to fertilise. So he’s found a number… Continue reading “Is there a particular reason why you think it’s a poor way to fertilise?”

Turfgrass roundup: May 2017

Billy Crow asks how do I know if I have a nematode problem? MacKenzie’s fundamental principle of greenkeeping. Paul Jansen with an amazing video of greenkeeping in Myanmar: Myanmar (formally Burma) greenkeeping highlights reel @SuperintndtMag @gcamagazine @GCM_Magazine @GCImagazine @TurfgrassZealot pic.twitter.com/sQty6sswl7 — Jansen Golf Design (@pauljansengolf) May 28, 2017 Bill Kreuser wrote about PGR over-regulation on… Continue reading Turfgrass roundup: May 2017

The two green system usually means there are two bentgrass greens per hole

The idea that golf courses in Japan with the two green system have a summer green and a winter green is not quite correct. Nor is the two green system used exclusively with one warm-season grass green and one with cool-season grass. Trevor Dormer and I had a brief discussion about this. that's correct.. Some… Continue reading The two green system usually means there are two bentgrass greens per hole

“It has been around 8 months since we started following the MLSN guidelines and …”

Brad Revill wrote about his use of the MLSN guidelines, some of the adjustments he has made, and reports on how it is working. “So it has been around 8 months since we started following the MLSN guidelines and we have been very happy with the results, not just from a turf performance point of… Continue reading “It has been around 8 months since we started following the MLSN guidelines and …”

Soil test interpretation and more: 4 seminars in Australia

I was in Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane this week to discuss the MLSN approach to soil test interpretation in four seminars organized by Living Turf. In these seminars, I explained that the use of the MLSN guidelines is as simple as planning how many beers to buy for an upcoming party. And at this party,… Continue reading Soil test interpretation and more: 4 seminars in Australia

Turfgrass roundup: April 2017

Easily identify four tropical grasses. Paul Jansen on a “Sustainable by Design” tour. BOGOR: Surely Asia's best kept golf secret #Indonesia pic.twitter.com/IhhbgIdpCg — Paul Jansen (@pauljansengolf) April 27, 2017 Photos and presentations from the R&A Sustainability Seminar in Japan. Website visits by computer, phone, or tablet. The GP Avatar app from PACE Turf. We see… Continue reading Turfgrass roundup: April 2017