Tag Archive: turf management

Turf Glossary

July 14, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Sometimes it may seem that turf management professionals are speaking a foreign language, especially for those first starting out in the industry. An understanding of commonly used terms will help. So, we’ve created this glossary with definitions of lingo you may hear on the job.

Local Field with a Big League Feel — Meet Adam Vecitis From Glendale, WI

June 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

As a second-generation turf management professional, Adam Vecitis has played a major role in what has made the Glendale Complex look as excellent as it does today. We talked with Adam about what it takes for the crew to turn a field from ordinary to spectacular and how he became interested in turf.

A 101 on the Rule of 3: Fertilizer NPK by the Numbers

April 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

What do the numbers on the fertilizer bag mean? Understanding the information on fertilizer bag labels will help you choose the right products for you or your customer's lawn and garden needs. Creating a lush lawn and a garden with beautiful blooms and bountiful harvests can be made easier by following the Rule of 3.

The Golf Guys on Climate Change – Vol. 1

January 31, 2017 at 11:02 am

Superintendents are typically in total control of any on-course activity, however “climate changes” in more ways than simply weather patterns have presented a serious challenge. Daytime temperatures were relatively static during the summer of 2016, however, nearly historic night-time temperatures brought about concern for plant sustainability and recovery.

The Green Scene with Jerry Kershasky: Spectrum FieldScout TruFirm Firmness Meter

September 28, 2016 at 10:33 am

The primary objective for the development of the TruFirm is to improve championship-caliber playability by cultivating greens that are both firm and fast. By measuring the relationship between the compaction of the soil and the moisture level, greenkeepers are able to ensure healthy, aesthetically-pleasing greens that offer exceptional playability.

Toro Reelmaster 3550-D

Reinders Prepares Exclusive Toro Mowers for Erin Hills

June 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

In preparations for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills Golf Club, Toro and Erin Hills technicians were in Sussex, WI — working alongside Reinders’ service technicians — in early May 2016 to retrofit the front of a Reelmaster 3550-D with grooming brushes that ensure the fine fescue fairways found at Erin Hills will make the ball sit up like they were on a clean-cut tee box.