15 episodes

I discuss technical turfgrass topics with turfgrass managers, scientists, greenkeepers, and whoever drops by the ATC office hours. There's a lot of talk about the work done to create playing surfaces for golf, and also about growing grass for sporting surfaces of all sort, and also some talk of lawns.

ATC Office Hours Asian Turfgrass Center

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I discuss technical turfgrass topics with turfgrass managers, scientists, greenkeepers, and whoever drops by the ATC office hours. There's a lot of talk about the work done to create playing surfaces for golf, and also about growing grass for sporting surfaces of all sort, and also some talk of lawns.

    ATC Office Hours: growth ratio, measurement units, & turf math with Jason Haines & Bjarni Hannesson

    ATC Office Hours: growth ratio, measurement units, & turf math with Jason Haines & Bjarni Hannesson

    Jason and Bjarni joined me to talk about some useful turfgrass math, especially  the turfgrass growth ratio, which you can read more about at https://www.asianturfgrass.com/tag/growth-ratio/
    Find more infomation at PACE Turf: https://www.paceturf.org/ And at the ATC website: https://www.asianturfgrass.com/

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Autumn #OM246 review with "the guy who doesn't do maintenance Mondays"

    Autumn #OM246 review with "the guy who doesn't do maintenance Mondays"

    For the third consecutive autumn, Chris Tritabaugh joined me to review the OM246 (total organic material by depth) test results from the greens at Hazeltine National Golf Club. We discussed playing conditions, maintenance work, and testing.

    Here are some links.

    Chris's Substack: https://ctunderscoreturf.substack.com?utm_source=navbar&utm_medium=web&r=dakt8ATC website: https://www.asianturfgrass.com/ATC's OM246 page (with link to sampling recommendations): https://www.asianturfgrass.com/project/om246/PACE Turf: https://www.paceturf.org/Tim VanLoo's article on "Organic matter accumulation in sand-based [sports field] rootzones:" https://sportsfieldmanagementonline.com/2010/08/02/organic-matter-accumulation-in-sand-based-rootzones/4463/Tim VanLoo's thesis about OM and OM testing on sand-based sports fields: https://d.lib.msu.edu/etd/39253/OBJ/viewMy report about composite soil sampling for turfgrass: https://www.asianturfgrass.com/publication/woods-2020-sampling/

    • 2 hr 42 min
    Firm bentgrass greens and OM management with Richard Forsyth

    Firm bentgrass greens and OM management with Richard Forsyth

    Richard Forsyth is the director of courses at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. We discussed playing conditions, maintenance work, and grass types in relation to production of firm putting surfaces.
    Chris Tritabaugh and Doug Soldat also spoke about putting green firmness in this podcast: https://open.substack.com/pub/ctunderscoreturf/p/doug-soldat
    A note about soil surfactants: https://www.asianturfgrass.com/post/what-do-wetting-agents-really-do/
    Read more about all kinds of turfgrass topics at https://www.asianturfgrass.com/See ATC's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/asianturfgrasscenterFind turfgrass information and decision-making tools at https://www.paceturf.org/See the PACE Turf YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/paceturfSee the ATC newsletters at https://subscribepage.com/atc_newslettersListen to the ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods podcast at https://atc-doublecut.transistor.fm/Listen to the ATC Office Hours podcast at https://atc-office-hours.transistor.fm/

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Championship conditions discussion with Eric Johnson and MLSN, ClipVol, & OM246

    Championship conditions discussion with Eric Johnson and MLSN, ClipVol, & OM246

    Eric Johnson joined from his office at Chambers Bay to discuss everyday golfing conditions, championship playing surfaces, and workflow using techniques such as clipping volume (#ClipVol), total organic material testing by depth (#OM246), and nutrient supply using #MLSN.
    You can find Eric on Twitter at https://twitter.com/altshot2
    Read more about all kinds of turfgrass topics at https://www.asianturfgrass.com/Find turfgrass information and decision-making tools at https://www.paceturf.org/See the PACE Turf YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/paceturfSee the ATC newsletters at https://subscribepage.com/atc_newslettersListen to the ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods podcast at https://atc-doublecut.transistor.fm/Listen to the ATC Office Hours podcast at https://atc-office-hours.transistor.fm/

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Why are we cultivating so much? Soil organic matter with Dr. Roch Gaussoin

    Why are we cultivating so much? Soil organic matter with Dr. Roch Gaussoin

    Dr. Roch Gaussoin, professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joined me to discuss cultivation of golf course turf, sand topdressing, soil organic matter testing, and the topic of soil organic matter/material management in general.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Autumn 2022 OM246 review with Chris Tritabaugh

    Autumn 2022 OM246 review with Chris Tritabaugh

    Total organic material testing (OM246) can be used to calibrate the amount of sand and cultivation required to produce high performance putting surfaces. Chris Tritabaugh and I discussed the most recent results from tests conducted at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

    • 1 hr 48 min

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