• Simplify Your EOP Planning

    Simplify Your EOP Planning

    Love it or hate it, Early Order Program season has returned. Personally, l’m relieved to have survived another hot Nebraska summer. The last thing I want to think about is the plan for next year. Still, the discounts, rebates and rewards can be tough to pass up each fall.  In…

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  • August Sugar Lows

    August Sugar Lows

    It’s the middle August and many turfgrass plants are feeling as tired as their turfgrass managers. The recent extreme heat is taxing cool-season grasses like ryegrass, bluegrasses and bentgrass while summer weeds like goosegrass, foxtail and crabgrass are thriving. Diseases like Pythium blight and root rot, summer patch, and Anthracnose…

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  • How much grass WOULD have been in the buckets?

    How much grass WOULD have been in the buckets?

    For years, golf course superintendents have asked the question to their greens mowing crew, “How much grass did you get today?” Common answers usually included “a lot” or “a little” or maybe more precisely how many times they needed to dump the mower buckets. But have you ever wondered how…

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  • Growth Rate Goals

    Growth Rate Goals

    We have been advocating daily measurement of growth rate on highly maintained turfgrass to improve management precision. Clipping volume measurements provide actionable data to help guide PGR applications and evaluate the efficiency of a fertilization program. But how much growth is required on a given day? Relating ClipVol to other…

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  • Simple but Actionable Data: Part One

    Simple but Actionable Data: Part One

    The word is getting out. Data collection and analysis can improve turf management efficiency. The team at GreenKeeper are excited to bring artificial intelligence and mower-mounted sensors to the turf management industry in 2023. These forms of data and analysis will help transform turf management decision-making. But not all data…

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  • Evolution of Data-Driven Turf Management

    Evolution of Data-Driven Turf Management

    The thought of using data and models to guide turfgrass management decisions may seem daunting, but golf course superintendents have been using both to improve course conditioning for centuries. Superintendents are incredibly observant, and data are simply a set of recorded observations. These data can help us understand what happened…

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  • GreenKeeper University Honors First Graduating Class

    GreenKeeper University Honors First Graduating Class

    GreenKeeper University celebrated and recognized its first graduating class.  This inaugural class captured the diverse array of turf professionals that can benefit from online education in GreenKeeper University.  They proved how the CEO of a golf management firm, an experienced superintendent, a new superintendent, and an aspiring turfgrass professional can…

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  • Frustrating Frost Formation

    Frustrating Frost Formation

    It can be so frustrating to scout a golf course for frost on a crisp fall morning. It’s 6AM and there is no frost on the course. Then the mowers get out and frost covers every blade of grass. How does this happen? The sun is starting to rise and…

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  • 2023 GreenKeeper University Course Registration Now Open

    2023 GreenKeeper University Course Registration Now Open

    The team at GreenKeeper University is excited to announce that the course schedule and registration page for the 2023 academic season is now live! GreenKeeper University is a convenient online educational program that offers courses in the field of turfgrass science. Unlike one-hour conference sessions or brief webinars, GreenKeeper University…

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  • Do Wetting Agents Help Fairways?

    Do Wetting Agents Help Fairways?

    Wetting agents can easily pay for themselves when managing turf growing on sand-based or sand-capped soil. These products improve soil moisture uniformity, water infiltration rate and alleviate issues of soil water repellency – called soil hydrophobicity – in sandy soils. Their use in sand-based turf systems can save water, minimize…

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  • Late Summer Sugar Lows

    Late Summer Sugar Lows

    It’s mid-August 2022 and many turfgrass managers feel as tired as their grasses. The sun is slower to rise, the shadows are starting to lengthen, and it’s more difficult for me to pop out of bed when my alarm clock sounds. The weather has been brutal across much of the…

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  • PGR Resistance During Summer Heat?

    PGR Resistance During Summer Heat?

    It’s been hot and humid, and many golf course putting greens are growing rapidly. Plant growth regulator programs that were dialed-in during May and June appear to be non-existent during July. Growth rate is surging, green speeds are declining, and puffy conditions are starting to plague golf course superintendents. So,…

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