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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/.

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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).

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).

Welcome weather, unwelcome pests: ShortCUTT podcast for August 10, 2015

Download Week 18 – ShortCUTT  podcast for August 10, 2015

Highlights for August 10 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Most areas 4 to 6 degrees F above normal, 6 to 8 degrees F along the coast. Second week in a row of dry conditions with most areas receiving less than half an inch.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Cool, dry weather allows core cultivation.
  • Sports field final preparations: cultivate, seed, fertilize.
  • Gray leaf spot, summer patch strategies.
  • Sport turf website.
  • 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).

Dog days almost over: ShortCUTT podcast for August 3, 2015

Download Week 17 – ShortCUTT  podcast for August 3, 2015

Highlights for August 3 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Warmer than normal week and dry in most of the region resulting in widespread heat stress.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Be careful with aggressive practices.
  • Too little water easier to cope with than too much.
  • Brown patch is tall fescue’s Achilles heal.
  • Abiotic/physiological decline of putting greens.
  • GPS sprayer technology.
  • 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 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/.

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

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.