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Heat stress rising: ShortCUTT podcast for July 20, 2015

Download Week 16 – ShortCUTT  podcast for July 20, 2015

Highlights for July 20 edition include:

  • ForeCast: A ‘normal’ week temp-wise. GDD accumulations for the season also near 15-year averages. Variable rainfall through the region with some areas receiving 3 to 4 inches continuing the trend of ‘locally heavy’ precipitation events. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Coping with thinning.
  • Mowing stress on putting greens.
  • Phosphites for pythium?
  • And more.

Also available via iTunes.

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

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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).

Rich get richer with moisture: ShortCUTT podcast for July 13, 2015

Download Week 15 – ShortCUTT  podcast for July 13, 2015

Highlights for July 13 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Another cooler than normal week, but we’re still 3 to 7 GDDs ahead of normal. Widespread for the week rains have eliminated drought conditions in most areas. Many saw record rainfalls in June, but others at or below normal for the month and season. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Lots of action at the Rutgers Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab.
  • Ideal timing for grub control.
  • BMPs for stormwater management.
  • 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).

Pests and stress on the rise: ShortCUTT podcast for July 6, 2015

Download Week 14 – ShortCUTT  podcast for July 6, 2015

Highlights for July 6 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Cooler than normal week (2 to 6 degrees below normal), but GDDs still 3 to 7 days ahead of normal. Widespread 1 to 2 inch rains and continuing trend of ‘locally heavy’ events. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • IPM for dollar spot.
  • Brown patch in tall fescue/KBG sod.
  • Why you should be a NYSTA member.
  • 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).

Who’ll stop the rain? ShortCUTT podcast for June 29, 2015

Download Week 13 – ShortCUTT  podcast for June 29, 2015

Highlights for June 29 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Another warm week with evening lows above normal. Still 7 to 10 GDDs ahead of normal ET measured at MAX 1.5 inches. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Shifting from applying water to removing it.
  • Wet weather complicates mowing.
  • Best strategies for managing wet, vulnerable greens.
  • Pythium root rot vs. dysfunction.
  • 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).

Rich get richer with moisture: ShortCUTT podcast for July 13, 2015 (highlights)

Highlights for July 13 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Another cooler than normal week, but we’re still 3 to 7 GDDs ahead of normal. Widespread for the week rains have eliminated drought conditions in most areas. Many saw record rainfalls in June, but others at or below normal for the month and season. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Lots of action at the Rutgers Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab.
  • Ideal timing for grub control.
  • BMPs for stormwater management.
  • And more.

Podcast coming soon.

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).

Video: Sod installation on CU-Soil

CU-Soil is most often used in urban tree plantings. I provides a healthy rooting zone while providing a load-bearing medium for hardscaping.

Here it’s being installed to deal with a rutted, muddy area compacted by delivery truck traffic. Maybe you have an area that could use help?

Read more about CU-Soil.

Pests and stress on the rise: ShortCUTT podcast for July 6, 2015 (highlights)

Highlights for July 6 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Cooler than normal week (2 to 6 degrees below normal), but GDDs still 3 to 7 days ahead of normal. Widespread 1 to 2 inch rains and continuing trend of ‘locally heavy’ events. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • IPM for dollar spot.
  • Brown patch in tall fescue/KBG sod.
  • Why you should be a NYSTA member.
  • And more.

Podcast coming soon.

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).

Who’ll stop the rain? ShortCUTT podcast for June 29, 2015 (highlights)

Highlights for June 29 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Another warm week with evening lows above normal. Still 7 to 10 GDDs ahead of normal ET measured at MAX 1.5 inches. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Shifting from applying water to removing it.
  • Wet weather complicates mowing.
  • Best strategies for managing wet, vulnerable greens.
  • Pythium root rot vs. dysfunction.
  • And more.

Podcast coming soon.

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).

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).