Tonight’s reading

I saw a video today with the question “what is your favorite fertility practice?” That segment starts at the 2:00 mark. Then on Twitter I saw some comments about how funny the answers to that question were. I had a laugh because the answers are correct, but it is the question that misuses the word.… Continue reading Tonight’s reading

“I’ve waited far too long to voice my opinions concerning this extraordinary profession of greenkeeping”

How’s that for a start? “The Walking Greenkeeper” introduced himself this morning. I expect this will be a fun blog to read. Now for an assortment of things that came to mind today, all of which are in some way related to Joe’s blog post. He wrote about some of his research this winter. Among… Continue reading “I’ve waited far too long to voice my opinions concerning this extraordinary profession of greenkeeping”

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

El Saler video

Apropos of nothing, I really enjoyed this video of El Saler. Golf El Saler from PAELLA PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo. That video makes a nice break from considering hypotheses about identification of the most sustainable grass.

Another interesting technique to modify fairway conditions

I’ve seen introduction of seashore paspalum to bermudagrass, and manilagrass to bermudagrass, by hand planting the introduced species into slices cut into the exisiting turf. This post shows seashore paspalum planted into a bermudagrass fairway using that technique. I’ve also seen resodding to convert to a different grass, but in a way that doesn’t require… Continue reading Another interesting technique to modify fairway conditions

Burning grass

2015年度の「芝焼き」 今年の「芝焼き」は青空で風も少しあったので、とても良い芝焼き日和でした。様々な節分の行事が岡山県内であったようですが、約900人の方がご来園でした。昨日の雨で土が湿っていたので、蒸気が上がりやすかったようです。 Posted by 岡山後楽園 on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Korakuen in Okayama is one the three great gardens of Japan, and I like it especially because of its expansive noshiba (Zoysia japonica) lawns. In early February every year, a shiba yaki (grass burning) ceremony is held at Korakuen, when the lawns are burned. The… Continue reading Burning grass

“One aspect of golf that we never promote is the health aspect”

When I watched the Golf Club Atlas interviews with Don Mahaffey last year, I was struck by the comments Don made about the health benefits of golf. Watch them here, starting at the 14:50 mark: Don mentions things that are known to be good for health — walking, spending time with other people, spending time… Continue reading “One aspect of golf that we never promote is the health aspect”

Can you imagine?

At Real Club de Golf El Prat, host of this week’s Spanish Open, 3,600 trees fell in a violent windstorm on 9 December. The club has shared this video that shows the scale of the damage, and the impressive work that was done in the aftermath of the storm. RCGEP Viento diciembre from Real Club… Continue reading Can you imagine?

“Grow really great turfgrass without dealing with this kind of craziness”

Bill Kreuser gave a webinar about soil tests for TurfNet, putting a lot of clear information into this one hour discussion, and closed it out by explaining how he would go about making use of soil tests. If you are interested in this topic, and would like to know more about soil tests and how… Continue reading “Grow really great turfgrass without dealing with this kind of craziness”