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Matthew Crowther
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Adventures of Belle - update. That bird gets around
If you follow this blog you may remember me showing you Belle the osprey. I found this phone app and then a website that lets you follow birds that have been outfitted with GPS tracking devices. It was great fun to watch Belle and others make their journey ...

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Golf Auction Tee Up New England
It is that time of year again for the annual Tee Up New England auction. We have 99 clubs in NE that have donated rounds of golf to the  NERTF  We then take these rounds and run an on-line auction with all the proceeds going towards Turf Research in New Eng...

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Science project - Poa Seed head Suppression
There have been some changes in the way we use a plant health product called Proxy. Most of our products come out of the Agriculture industry. This product is used as a growth regulator and specifically to suppress annual bluegrass seed head production. Thi...

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Spring- officially here & chasing a leak underground
They are Back! Well it is official, Spring is here because OUR osprey is back. Who cares about Belle? Actually it has been great to watch her progress, as of yesterday she was in CT. Ours was spotted yesterday as he/she flew right over the maintenance build...

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Quick Osprey Update
I checked in on Belle this morning and she had made landfall on the main land USA. She is a real trooper and this would be her 6th migration back to this area. After my last post someone shared this website with me: Osprey Trax  which also has information o...

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Spring? tracking the osprey's return
We have changed the clocks. We have cleaned the course (some areas several times). We have seeded the tee divots. We have had a few days in the 60's. OK that last one isn't very normal for our Spring weather but the rest of them sure point towards the end o...

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Greetings from the Sunshine State
(Editors note I started this in Orlando but had issues with loading pictures so completed today from office) It has been a great vacation with perfect weather. The arrival to the Orlando area gave me the opportunity to visit with an old friend from my child...

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Speaking Engagements
I was asked back in July if I would participate in a low input turf maintenance talk at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's national conference. GIS or Golf Industry Show is in Orlando this year. I was honored and thrilled to be asked. ...

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Power of Social Media and a quick weather change
I was scanning through my Twitter feed last night and having a private conversation with a sports writer at the Boston Globe when I received a notification of a mention. A mention is when someone uses your Twitter name in a post or "Tweet" mine is @22Crowth...

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More babbling on a rainy day
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