Sports turf managers are not well defined. Quite often, managing ball fields defaults to those who have a passion for... View Article
As we look to fall, the actions taken prior to winter can have an effect on turf health come spring. How can you promote turfgrass recovery?
Located 10 miles north of Sturgeon Bay, a top-rated private golf course situated along the Door Peninsula is everything you’d imagine, and more. The views? Breathtaking. Green complexes? Good luck. Brian Ferrie, GCS, has been running the show since the grow in. Brian has lead by example and created an environment for his staff to thrive in.
Dr. Brian Horgan and the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota have partnered with the USGA to investigate the long-term sustainability of the golf industry and what role golf courses play in ecosystems. The goal of the initiative is to better inform the golf industry about the importance of sustainability within the industry.
Grounds managers put in countless hours. Expectations are always on the rise. Budgets? Not so much. How can you establish and maintain high-quality turfgrass when you're short on staff and your budget is shrinking?
There are a number of reasons why a turf renovation project fails. Even when you think you did everything humanly possible to ensure total success, you still get disappointing results. Why? Well, in plain talk, you missed something.
Until recently, no one was allowed to touch the mound at Target Field other than two people: The pitcher and Head Groundskeeper Larry DiVito. Now in his 9th season with the Twins, DiVito has relaxed that rule a bit, allowing a longtime assistant to help shape the clay that sits atop the center of attention. DiVito, a longtime customer, sat down with Reinders during a break at a recent seminar to kindly answer a few of our Qs.
Most of the Upper Midwest received below average snowfall this past winter but it still managed to rattle our bones with long, repetitive bouts of subzero temperatures. As we look to Spring, we’re anxious to jump on something and start driving around on our still-dormant, water-logged, brown turf. Settle down, cowboy! This isn’t a road race.
Make the offseason a productive one through rest and relaxation, but also marketing yourself and your golf course. You should actively look for opportunities to distribute positive messages regarding the turfgrass industry and the work you're doing at your course.