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Jason Haines
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Sand-O-Meter
This year I changed my approach to topdressing on my greens. I decided to use clipping volume to determine how much and when I would topdress the greens. The idea is that I will apply sand as the grass grows and hopefully eliminate layering from heavy, infr...
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Growth Rate and Plant Health Hypothetically speaking....
Place looks better in late June that it did in May. Gotta love Junuary! In my last post I wondered if I could use indicator species to help me grow my grass at the right rate. This is only a hypothesis but is what I have been trying for the past few seasons...
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Using indicator species to fine tune putting green fertilizer applications
I get it. I talk a lot about turf disease and fertilizer but it is only because I think that the two things are closely related. More specifically, I think the amount and types of diseases on our grass are closely related to how fast the grass is growing. N...
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Is Feast or Famine Beneficial?
This is what I call "DiseaseyAF" weather This past week I gave my greens a reasonably heavy fertilizer application (1g n/m^2 (0.25# N/1000) as all the signs I had were suggesting that my greens needed more fertilizer. The poa was thin and weak from just com...
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If I had a magic 8 ball
It would probably read, "All signs point to fertilizing more!" Why? Despite my lack of a magic 8 ball I do have the next best thing. A HUD (Heads Up Display)  which shows all my course data. This is supposed to help me make better decisions by automatically...
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I got a drone! Thank you!
A few weeks while checking out twitter I came across the following tweet by Mr. Drone aka Thomas Bastis Now that I have upgraded, I’m selling my older Inspire 1v1 with 4 batteries and 2 remotes. DM me and let’s make a deal. pic.twitter.com/IdiPrrnqcF — Thom...
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Measuring Putting Green Infiltration Rates
In my last post I discussed how too much aerification might be a bad thing and wondered if more is better or if there is an ideal amount of compaction that we can maintain to maximize soil health and help us reduce the inputs that we currently require to ma...
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Does Aerification Make Disease Worse?
Have you ever noticed a disease outbreak immediately following aerification? I'm pretty sure most people have and this is why it is common practice to spray a fungicide before aerifying. Why does this happen? I always blamed the disease outbreak on the mech...
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Low Cost Surface Firmness Tester
If you're a broke datahead like me you probably have always wanted to measure your putting green surface firmness but haven't been able to justify the $1000+ expense to buy one of the fancy testers available on the market. The problem I have had is that I j...
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Turfgrass Maintenance HUD
I've talked about how to efficiently collect and analyze data on a golf course using google forms and google sheets on this blog. These free cloud based tools make is super easy to collect data in the field and have in instantly sorted and analyzed for use ...
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