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Today continues Turf & Rec’s first Golf Course Readiness Week, with a focus on dealing with post-winter issues. Tomorrow our focus turns to dealing with spring irrigation start-ups. Be sure to visit our website (www.turfandrec.com) and pull down the Theme Weeks button to access Golf Course Readiness Week to read features associated with getting golf courses ready for spring openings.

PTRC publishes details of annual bluegrass cold tolerance improvement study

The Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre’s (PTRC) final report for its project, “Foliar applications of N and K for improving cold tolerance of annual bluegrass (poa annua),” is now available to be read.

Managing thatch on golf courses

Managing thatch on golf courses is a practice superintendents have engaged in for years and one they must continue to perform if they are to deliver faster, firmer surfaces for their clientele.

Managing greens in summer extremes

Golf superintendents must do as much as possible during the spring to “train” for the marathon that is typically “run” in July and August.

Know how fungicides work first

Understanding how fungicides work and knowing what part of the plant should be targeted will greatly assist golf course superintendents with their spraying programs.

Keeping abreast of golf turf in winter

Desiccation occurs when the amount of moisture has been depleted due to lack of snow cover.

Snowmobilers using golf course as sledding grounds triggering turf health concerns

Snowmobilers using Carrot River, Sask.’s Pasquia Golf Course as a sledding ground may be unwittingly causing damage to the turf.

Snowmobile may have damaged putting green at Yellowknife Golf Course

The Yellowknife Golf Course will have to wait until spring to see if its 13th green was significantly damaged after a snowmobiler “did a bunch of carves” on the weekend.


Oct 20-22, 2021
Location: Louisville, KY
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