Cornell turfgrass http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf News and advice for turf professionals from Dr. Frank Rossi Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:04:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.cornell.edu/?v=3.8.1.1 ShortCUTT highlights: Week 13 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/07/15/shortcutt-highlights-week-13-2/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/07/15/shortcutt-highlights-week-13-2/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:04:46 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1107 To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

Highlights for week of July 14 include:

  • ForeCast: More widespread heat stress last week. Expect high heat stress early in the week and with prolonged leaf wetness lots of foliar disease pressure. Cool temps usher in the weekend and what appears to be a shift in the pattern to cooler than normal. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Summer patch samples starting to flow in to diagnostic labs.
  • Have a history of Summer patch? Work to alleviate compaction, but also be sure your manganese applications are consistent
  • Use wetting agents to relieve localized dry spots.
  • Mild conditions in May and June, with timely rain for most people, may have masked annual bluegrass weevil

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ShortCUTT highlights: Week 13 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/07/14/shortcutt-highlights-week-13/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/07/14/shortcutt-highlights-week-13/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:38:40 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1102 To receive the weekly ShortCUTT newsletter, join NYSTA or subscribe directly.

Highlights for week of July 7 include:

  • ForeCast: Widespread heat stress throughout the Northeast. Widespead 1- to 2-inch rainfall, but drought stress still an issue with shallow-rooted turf. Visit the ForeCast website for the latest turf-related weather.
  • Crabgrass is surging. Read about best ways to control larger plants.
  • Beginning to see anthracnose problems, particularly on annual bluegrass putting surfaces that have structural problems of low-light, high surface organic matter, and management issues — too lean on nitrogen and too low mowing heights.
  • Football (Americans call it soccer) players prefer natural turf, study finds. A selected group of professional players, representing professional soccer players in North America believe that there is an increased risk of injury, specifically non-contact injury, as a result of training and competing on synthetic turf (3rd generation infilled) compared to natural turf.
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Week 7 – ShortCUTT for May 26, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/31/week-7-shortcutt-for-may-26-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/31/week-7-shortcutt-for-may-26-2014/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 14:49:03 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1098 This week:

  • Great weather start to summer
  • Alternative broadleaf weed control
  • Dollar spot seasonality
  • Bentgrass growth/scalping
  • Crabgrass control
  • And more

Week 7 – ShortCUTT for May 26, 2014

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Week 6 – ShortCUTT for May 19, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/31/week-6-shortcutt-for-may-19-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/31/week-6-shortcutt-for-may-19-2014/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 14:43:35 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1095 This week:

  • Soils and weeds
  • Evergreen damage
  • Carbon neutral golf
  • Brown ring patch
  • And more

Week 6 – ShortCUTT for May 19, 2014

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Week 5 – ShortCUTT for May 12, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/31/week-5-shortcutt-for-may-12-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/31/week-5-shortcutt-for-may-12-2014/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 14:38:33 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1093 This week:

  • Poa trivialis
  • Repetitive overseeding
  • National Climate Asssessment
  • Spring growth surge
  • And more

Week 5 – ShortCUTT for May 12, 2014

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Week 4 – ShortCUTT for May 5, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/14/week-4-shortcutt-for-may-5-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/14/week-4-shortcutt-for-may-5-2014/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 14:55:08 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1090 This week:

  • Mowing underway in earnest
  • Winter annual weed update
  • Faster greening KBG
  • Sustainable turf management
  • Gypsum misconceptions
  • Anuual bluegrass weevil update
  • And more

Week 4 – ShortCUTT for May 5, 2014

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Week 3 – ShortCUTT for April 28, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/14/week-3-shortcutt-for-april-28-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/14/week-3-shortcutt-for-april-28-2014/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 14:46:54 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1087 This week:

  • Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Fund
  • Winter annual weeds slow to emerge
  • Turf type tall fescue damage
  • Cool, wet diseases
  • Wet sports fields
  • Overseeding sports turf
  • And more

Week 3 – ShortCUTT for April 28, 2014

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Week 2 – ShortCUTT for April 21, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/12/week-2-shortcutt-for-april-21-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/05/12/week-2-shortcutt-for-april-21-2014/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 18:29:38 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1083 This week:

  • Bleaching herbicides
  • Early season anthracnose
  • Snow mold damage
  • Early season soil physical management
  • Annual bluegrass weevil update

Week 2 – ShortCUTT for April 21, 2014

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Week 1 – ShortCUTT for April 14, 2014 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/04/22/week-1-shortcutt-for-april-14-2014/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/04/22/week-1-shortcutt-for-april-14-2014/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:35:41 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1071 This week:

  • Facing damage and recovery with Pam Charboneau
  • New growing degree day tracker
  • Early-season plant growth regulators
  • Tall fescue/perennial ryegrass

Week 1 – ShortCUTT for April 14, 2014

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New golf BMP site http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/03/01/new-golf-bmp-site/ http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/2014/03/01/new-golf-bmp-site/#comments Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:43:53 +0000 http://blogs.cornell.edu/turf/?p=1076 nysgolfbmp.cals.cornell.edu homepageNew site: Best Management Practices for New York State Golf Courses.

As the stewards of golf courses in New York, superintendents are dedicated to protecting New York’s natural resources and embrace the responsibility to maintain these facilities in harmony with the natural environment. The golf industry has led the effort in establishing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for golf courses in New York State. These BMPs will help those in the golf industry work in concert with policymakers and regulators in a shared commitment to water quality protection.

Authors from Cornell University have integrated the latest research on BMPs specifically for New York’s climate and environment; however, neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut will benefit as well. The research-based, voluntary BMP guidelines are designed to protect and preserve New York’s water resources that enhance open space using current advances in golf turf management.

Golf courses and their supporting industries benefit New York State residents directly and indirectly:

  • Environmental benefits. Golf courses provide open space, and their well-managed  turfgrass protect water and other natural resources.
  • Economic benefits. The golf industry contributes more than $3 billion and 50,000 jobs annually to the state’s economy. Golf fundraisers also contribute approximately $100 million annually to charities across the state, funding countless diverse and worthy causes.
  • Recreational and health benefits. Golf courses provide excellent recreational and health benefits for golfers of all ages. A Swedish study found golfers who walk when playing live five years longer than non–golfers.

This effort to provide extensive guidance for environmental stewardship is being conducted in the best traditions of golf, as defined by golf’s inherent values: honesty, integrity, and fair play (including upholding the rules when no one is watching). These are core values of golf turf professionals and serve as the basis for this innovative environmental effort.

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