Category: Golf

Biostimulants in the Turf World

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As all turf managers know, weather conditions change across the season and this affects overall turf growth and health. Each growing season, the grass plant grows and develops in a constant interaction with the local environmental conditions. How “easy” or “hard” the season goes is a direct result of how well the turf could deal with, and respond to, these environmental and weather conditions.

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Atypical Aerification Practices for Putting Greens

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Ah, yes…Springtime is right around the corner, which almost certainly means that the joy of aerification is not too far behind. Most of us have our time-tested process and procedures well thought out and feel comfortable with completing the incredibly necessary cultural practice. The equipment has been serviced…the tines have been ordered…now we just wait until Mother Nature provides us the environmental window to get all the holes punched and let the putting greens breathe fresh air once again.

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2021 GIS Recap

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The Golf Industry Show went virtual this year, having to cancel its original plans of meeting in Las Vegas. Although we’re betting people missed the regular in-person format, the event still continued its tradition of providing lots of education, innovation, and fun. But, if you weren’t able to “attend”, don’t worry. We’ve got all the highlights for you right here.

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LebanonTurf Announces Winner of “Dog of the Year” Contest

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LebanonTurf, an industry-leading provider of innovative and high-performance plant nutrition for the golf and landscaping industries, has announced the winner of their annual “Dog of the Year” contest. After tallying the votes from this year’s Golf Industry Show, the winning dog is Floki, a 9-month-old border collie/mini poodle mix and the golf course dog at Scarboro Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Ontario.

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The Golf Industry’s Second Act

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Everyone loves a comeback story and there’s a simple reason why…we see ourselves in them – our resolve, our grit, our hope; because sooner or later we all hit the skids. It happens to everyone. At some point, we all wind up with our back against the wall and it’s at that exact moment a spotlight lands on our lives and shows us the way to a meaningful “second act”. That’s precisely where the golf industry was sitting early in 2020.

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Successful Goosegrass Management in Cool-Season Turf

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Goosegrass used to be a weed that only impacted southern and transitional regions in the country. If you had warm-season turf, you knew you were going to have to manage for this troublesome, persistent weed. But if you had cool-season turf, goosegrass was only a horror story you heard about…until recently at least. Over the past few growing seasons, the presence of goosegrass has been identified well into the Mid-Atlantic states and throughout the Midwest.

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What Superintendents Need To Know Heading Into 2021

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At LebanonTurf, we’ve been serving the golf course industry for over 70 years by providing superintendents with the highest quality, value-added products that help deliver superior playing conditions for your course members and guests. Since 1947, we’ve been the leader in golf course maintenance fertilizer products that generations of superintendents have trusted on their courses with the dependable brands of Country Club and Emerald Isle Solutions. It’s no secret that the challenge of consistently delivering fast and firm putting greens is never an easy task. That’s why in 2021, we’ve introduced several new products to help superintendents achieve their golf course maintenance goals.

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Three Key Benefits Of Golf Course Aeration

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If you’ve been in the turf industry for any amount of time, you’ve heard the word aerification more than once. If you are a golf course superintendent, you are familiar with the practice as a part of your turf management program. This short-term disruption leaves courses with long-term benefits— including stronger, healthier turf and optimum playing conditions.

We’ve narrowed the long list of benefits that come with aeration down to the three most vital: reduced soil compaction, increased thatch control, and enhanced fertilization.

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Technology Spotlight – MESA

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Everyone wants better looking, healthy turf, but to achieve that, you have to start by using the best fertilizer technologies. One of the best, most effective nitrogen sources available to get you the results you want is MESA®. This unique technology is a controlled nitrogen source that combines Meth-Ex® methylene urea and ammonium sulfate in a single, homogeneous particle.

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Maintaining Turf Conditions Through Event Closures

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Events all over the country are being canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, and golf tournaments and courses are no exception. While this can be disappointing for superintendents, golf course staff, players, and fans, there is a plus side—undisturbed turf maintenance. As we head further into spring, your course can work on repairs without having to schedule closures—as well as put plans in place to keep open play safe.

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