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‘Forecast’ weather update for April 28

Weekly weather update for professional turf managers from Frank Rossi:

Temp & GDD

A strong temperature gradient across the Northeast US left the area south of the NY/PA line 6 degrees above normal for last week and area north of the state lines 2-4 degrees below normal. Base 50 GDD continue to be 2 weeks ahead of last year and again along the coast 1-2 weeks ahead of 15 yr. avg. and inland about 1 week behind historical normal. Soils are in the low to mid 60’s along the I-95 corridor and upper 50’s inland.

Moisture

A good 0.5 to 1” rainfall fell across the region with some scattered amounts greater than 1” and a few patches of less than 0.5”. ET is starting to pick up again this past week at 0.75-1” of water lost. Still many dry areas evident but some relief is noticeable in the landscape.

Forecast

Expect an active rainfall pattern for the beginning of the week in the Sunday/Monday timeframe with as much 1.5-2” and some 3” rainfall amounts expected along the coast. Inland and north should be drier. By midweek, drying will return as will perfectly normal Spring temps with highs in the 50-70’s and lows 30’s to 50’s. Long term (8-14d) models calling for a cooler and dry period.

For more turf-related weather info and decision-making tools, visit the ForeCast website.

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‘Best Practices’ newsletter – Week 4

20160125-1New York State Best Management Practices for Golf Courses – Volume 1, Issue 4 (February 22, 2016)

This new weekly newsletter from Cornell turfgrass specialist Frank Rossi will run until the ShortCUTT newsletter starts its 17th season in late March.

In this issue:

  • Irrigation BMPs
  • Canada Restricts Chlorothalonil
  • How do you want your turf management info?
  • Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan

‘Best Practices’ newsletter – Week 3

20160125-1New York State Best Management Practices for Golf Courses – Volume 1, Issue 3 (February 15, 2016)

This new weekly newsletter from Cornell turfgrass specialist Frank Rossi will run until the ShortCUTT newsletter starts its 17th season in late March.

In this issue:

  • Water budgeting
  • PGA and BMPs
  • Nitrogen management
  • New York Environmental Leaders (NYEL) program

‘Best Practices’ newsletter – Week 2

20160125-1New York State Best Management Practices for Golf Courses – Volume 1, Issue 2 (February 1, 2016)

This new weekly newsletter from Cornell turfgrass specialist Frank Rossi will run until the ShortCUTT newsletter starts its 17th season in late March.

In this issue:

  • Sustainable turf nutrition
  • Cost of water
  • Using EIQ to choose pesticides
  • Are voluntary environmental programs worth it?
  • Have you taken the BMP Quiz and Assessment?

‘Best Practices’ newsletter – Week 1

20160125-1New York State Best Management Practices for Golf Courses – Volume 1, Issue 1 (January 25, 2016)

This new weekly newsletter from Cornell turfgrass specialist Frank Rossi will run until the ShortCUTT newsletter starts its 17th season in late March.

In this issue:

  • Easy way to learn more about your soil.
  • Take the ‘Best Practices’ quiz and assessment.
  • A look at insecticide chemistry.
  • Looking for progressive approaches to water quality protection.

Late-season catch-up

Busy season. We got a little bit behind on the podcasts. So if you’d like to find out what you missed this fall, feast yourself on these podcasts:

Podcast also available via iTunes.

If you’d like to subscribe via RSS, the feed is here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/feed/.

To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

For more turfgrass resources, visit the Cornell Turfgrass Program website

Comments or questions? Use the comments below (they are moderated and so they won’t appear immediately) or email Craig Cramer (cdc25@cornell.edu).

Summer in September: ShortCUTT podcast for September 7, 2015

Download Week 22 – ShortCUTT  podcast for September 7, 2015

Highlights for September 7 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Very warm week with temps 2 to 6 degrees F above normal causing widespread heat stress. GDDs 2 to 3 weeks ahead of last year and near historical norm. Dry for most with ET continuing high for this late in the season (.75 to 1.25 inches).  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  •  Coping with (plant) stress.
  • Keeping synthetic turf cool.
  • Control nutsedge now.
  • Disease management resource.
  • And more.

Also available via iTunes.

If you’d like to subscribe via RSS, the feed is here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/feed/.

To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

For more turfgrass resources, visit the Cornell Turfgrass Program website

Comments or questions? Use the comments below (they are moderated and so they won’t appear immediately) or email Craig Cramer (cdc25@cornell.edu).

Persistent heat, persistent stress: ShortCUTT podcast for August 31, 2015

Download Week 21 – ShortCUTT  podcast for August 31, 2015

Highlights for August 31 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Variable week across the region with temps 3 degrees F below normal to the west and 6 degrees F above normal to the east. GDDs within a week of normal. Variable rainfall, too, with accelerating topsoil drying expected to continue.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Delay seeding and sodding renovations.
  • Locust Hill recognized as environmental leader.
  • Hot spot video.
  • And more.

Also available via iTunes.

If you’d like to subscribe via RSS, the feed is here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/feed/.

To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

For more turfgrass resources, visit the Cornell Turfgrass Program website

Comments or questions? Use the comments below (they are moderated and so they won’t appear immediately) or email Craig Cramer (cdc25@cornell.edu).

Dry soils, weak roots, big weeds: ShortCUTT podcast for August 24, 2015

Download Week 20 – ShortCUTT  podcast for August 24, 2015

Highlights for August 24 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Temps 2 to 10 degrees F above normal for the week resulting in widespread heat stress. GDDs are 1 to 2 weeks ahead of normal. Most areas received less than half an inch of rain leaving major moisture deficits.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Time to scout!
  • Resource: Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals
  • And more.

Also available via iTunes.

If you’d like to subscribe via RSS, the feed is here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/feed/.

To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

For more turfgrass resources, visit the Cornell Turfgrass Program website

Comments or questions? Use the comments below (they are moderated and so they won’t appear immediately) or email Craig Cramer (cdc25@cornell.edu).

Heat stress, weak roots: ShortCUTT podcast for August 17, 2015

Download Week 19 – ShortCUTT  podcast for August 17, 2015

Highlights for August 17 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Cooler than normal week with GDDs continuing to keep pace with normal season. But we are back in the cooker for the week. Expect widespread heat stress and foliar pathogen risk with evening lows above normal and increasing humidity.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Simplify maintenance to avoid stressing already stressed turf.
  • Biocontrol options for white grubs.
  • Turfgrass Species and Variety Guidelines.
  • And more.

Also available via iTunes.

If you’d like to subscribe via RSS, the feed is here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/feed/.

To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

For more turfgrass resources, visit the Cornell Turfgrass Program website

Comments or questions? Use the comments below (they are moderated and so they won’t appear immediately) or email Craig Cramer (cdc25@cornell.edu).

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