Highlights for May 18 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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Highlights for April 20 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Base 50 still 1 to 2 weeks behind average. ET 1/2 inch region wide suggesting that some drying is underway. Expect below normal temperatures and normal rainfall.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Plan now to deal with summer patch and take-all patch.
  • When will crabgrass germinate?
  • Are annual bluegrass weevils on the move?
  • New sports turf website.
  • And more.

Week 3 – ShortCUTT  podcast for April 20, 2015

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Highlights for April 13 edition include:

  • ForeCast: Wide temperature variations over the region, but still very little base-50 degree day accumulation. (Three weeks behind normal and a week behind last spring.) ET .25 to .5 indicating some drying may be expected soon.  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • What causes winter injury along sidewalk edges?
  • How much traffic can my fields take in the early season?
  • Should I apply seedhead suppression to injured turf?
  • Free lawn care iBook
  • And more.

Week 2 – ShortCUTT  podcast for April 13, 2015

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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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Highlights for April 6 edition include:

  • ForeCast: February and March were the coldest two months in more than 120 years.  They were also drier than normal. Expect  cool and wet conditions with saturated, compaction-prone soils. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Why did my turf get injured this winter? Quick recovery tips.
  • New iBook: Turfgrass Species and Variety Guidelines for NYS
  • And more.

Week 1 – ShortCUTT  podcast for April 6, 2015

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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).

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Highlights for April 6 edition include:

  • ForeCast: February and March were the coldest two months in more than 120 years.  They were also drier than normal. Expect  cool and wet conditions with saturated, compaction-prone soils. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Why did my turf get injured this winter? Quick recovery tips.
  • New iBook: Turfgrass Species and Variety Guidelines for NYS
  • And more.

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Highlights for December 19 edition include:

  • ForeCast: November was a frosty month with temps running 6 degrees or more below normal in some areas. Majority of the Northeast (except some coastal areas) was also dryer than normal for the month, with precipitation running 50 to 90 percent of normal  Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Apply for full-tuition scholarships to the  2015 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online (GLST).
  • New pesticide label info tested.
  • Poa-cure update.
  • Synthetic turf and cancer incidence.
  • NYSTA Regionals coming up: Feb. 10-11 in Fishkill, Western Regional March 2, and Adirondack Regional March 18.
  • And more.

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