Skip to main content

Enough rain, more pests: ShortCUTT podcast for June 22, 2015

Download Week 12 – ShortCUTT  podcast for June 22, 2015

Highlights for June 22 edition include:

  • ForeCast:   Temps were 2 to 8 degrees F above normal, with above normal evening lows driving heat stress. GDDs still 3 to 10 days ahead of normal. Most received 1 to 2 inches of rain with ET measured at MAX 1.25 inches.  Cool showery pattern forecast for next 8 to 14 days. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Challenges moving forward? Avoid moisture stress.
  • What you can do now about crabgrass.
  • And more.

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

More rain, more weeds: ShortCUTT podcast for June 15, 2015

Download Week 11 – ShortCUTT  podcast for June 15, 2015

Highlights for June 15 edition include:

  • ForeCast: A second straight cooler than normal week, but GDDs remain about a week ahead of normal. Welcome rains helped subside drought stress in most areas, though some soils still unusually dry.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Managing idled sports fields.
  • Managing grubs without hurting pollinators.
  • Urgent fungicide stop sale.
  • And more.

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Turfgrass Disease Solutions: Frank Rossi on TurfNet RADIO

Frank Rossi speaks with Steve McDonald, owner/operator of Turfgrass Disease Solutions, Spring City, PA. Steve has a MS degree from the University of Maryland and has extensive training in turfgrass disease identification, extension, research and teaching in turfgrass science with an emphasis of turfgrass pest management.

Listen to lively banter about turf conditions this spring in the Mid-Atlantic, annual bluegrass weevil on bentgrass, disease management keys looking to the summer, and also some native fescue area research and observations.

Listen or download .mp3 at TurfNet.com.

More Speaking Frankly TurfNet Radio podcasts.

Less drought, more pests: ShortCUTT podcast for June 8, 2015

Download Week 10 – ShortCUTT  podcast for June 8, 2015

Highlights for June 8 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Cooler than normal week last week, but GDDs still 7 days ahead of normal and 7 to 10 days ahead of 2014. Welcome rains relieved drought stress in many areas. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Crabgrass options.
  • Annual bluegrass weevil damage.
  • Should I reseed damaged areas now?
  • Got nutsedge?
  • Urgent fungicide stop sale.
  • And more.

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Drought relieved, problems emerge: ShortCUTT podcast for June 1, 2015

Download Week 9 – ShortCUTT  podcast for June 1, 2015

Highlights for June 1 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Fourth week of above normal temps region-wide. GDDs one to two weeks ahead of normal. 85% of the region is abnormally dry and more than 70% of the soils are
    very dry. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Rain makes weed problems worse.
  • How has the Spring influenced annual bluegrass weevil populations?
  • Insecticides and pollinators.
  • And more.

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Drought conditions confirmed: ShortCUTT podcast for May 25, 2015

Highlights for May 25 edition include:

  • ForeCast:  Third straight week with temps 2 to 6 degrees F above normal and fourth week of very dry conditions have led to areas of high heat stress. GDDs 7 to 14 days ahead of normal. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Easy tips for managing drought-stressed turf.
  • And more.

Week 8 – ShortCUTT  podcast for May 25, 2015

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Still dry, some surge: ShortCUTT podcast for May 18, 2015

Highlights for May 18 edition include:

  • ForeCast:  We have passed passed last year’s slow spring and GDDs are 10 days ahead of 2014 and are about 7 days ahead of normal. Dry conditions continue with moare than half of soils in the Northeast are very dry. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Now is the time to encourage deep root systems.
  • Should I raise cutting height or mow more frequently during growth surge?
  • What type of control should I use now that crabgrass has emerged?
  • Resource spotlight: Regional Clean Water Guidelines for Fertilization of Urban Turf
  • And more.

Week 7 – ShortCUTT  podcast for May 18, 2015

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Drought slows spring surge: ShortCUTT podcast for May 11, 2015

Highlights for May 11 edition include:

  • ForeCast:  GDDs have caught up to last year’s slow spring but still lag a week behind normal. Very dry conditions continue.   Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Keep clippings off pavement!
  • Increase mowing on heavily trafficked areas.
  • How have increased temperatures influenced annual bluegrass weevil activity?
  • What to do about injured areas that are slow to recover?
  • Resource spotlight: Professor Bill Kresuer’s (Cornell Ph.D. 2014) GDD Tracker.
  • And more.

Week 6 – ShortCUTT  podcast for May 11, 2015

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Short dry spring expected: ShortCUTT podcast for May 4, 2015

ShortCUTT podcasts are back for 2015!

Highlights for May 4 edition include:

  • ForeCast:  GDDs remain 2 to 3 weeks behind the 15-year average.  Very dry conditions continue.  Many sandy and poor soils starting to dry out. Expect warm dry conditions to continue for up to two weeks.   Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Dealing with the dryness.
  • How do dry conditions influence herbicides?
  • Should I apply nitrogen fertilizer now?
  • New website: Turfgrass and Landscape Weed ID
  • And more.

Week 5 – ShortCUTT  podcast for May 4, 2015

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).

Plan for Short Spring: ShortCUTT podcast for April 27, 2015

ShortCUTT podcasts are back for 2015!

Highlights for April 27 edition include:

  • ForeCast:   Base 50 GDD continues to lag 1 to 2 weeks behind 15-year average, but still a week ahead of last spring. ET .5 to .75 inch region-wide resulting in dry conditions for those not receiving regular rain.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Slow growth challenges.
  • Should I use herbicides when establishing turf now?
  • Should I apply insecticides for existing grubs?
  • Website: BMPs for golf turf.
  • And more.

Week 4 – ShortCUTT  podcast for April 27, 2015

Click link to listen or download file to your mp3 player. 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).