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

MacKenzie’s fundamental principle of greenkeeping

I taught two seminars yesterday at the Philippine Golf Course Management conference. The first was about irrigation water requirement. The slides are here, and I made this Shiny app with data from 2013 through 2016 for Manila, Cebu, and Baguio. In the second presentation I spoke about MLSN after 5 years. I explained what soil… Continue reading MacKenzie’s fundamental principle of greenkeeping

This surprised me

I was making some calculations today about irrigation water requirement. I looked at Manila, where the normal annual rainfall is 1877 mm, and Cebu, where the normal annual rainfall is 1260 mm. These data from Manila are the 30 year average from 1961 to 1990, and at Cebu a 20 year average from 1971 to… Continue reading This surprised me

My presentation on irrigation water quality

Yesterday I taught a seminar about irrigation water quality. Here are some links related to that presentation. View or download the presentation slides here Harivandi’s Interpreting turfgrass irrigation water test results Bicarbonate does not seal off the soil My presentation handout from the 2014 conference on Soil and water management: 3 problems, 3 solutions A… Continue reading My presentation on irrigation water quality

MLSN and GP presentation slides from the Golf Industry Show

Now available from the PACE Turf Super Journal, you can find “the slide presentation and handout materials used for the course” taught by Jason Haines and Larry Stowell at the Golf Industry Show. The course was MLSN and Growth Potential. See the slides here. MLSN & GP from PACE Turf, LLC

Preventing nutrient deficiencies

The recording of my webinar on preventing nutrient deficiencies is now available in the videoteca section of the Campus del Césped website. Or watch the English version right here. This was fun. I hope you’ll read the handout too. It is only 4 pages, with lots of white space, and gives a brief overview of… Continue reading Preventing nutrient deficiencies

This is a lot to fit into an hour

But I am going to try. I’ve got four things I want to explain in this upcoming webinar, and I have made some interesting calculations. Can calculations be provocative? Maybe these ones are provocative and interesting. The Campus del Césped webinar is on 12 January at 17:00 Central European Time. You can register here. Here is… Continue reading This is a lot to fit into an hour

Optimum playing conditions, minimum inputs

“Mekong River diverted into Thailand’s waterways, worrying drought-stricken neighbours like Vietnam,” says a recent headline. “Drought exacts toll on crops in region,” says another. And “China has embarked on an unprecedented ‘water diplomacy’ mission to alleviate the drought in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam by discharging massive quantities of fresh water downstream from one… Continue reading Optimum playing conditions, minimum inputs