Research Updates

Integrated Management of Annual Bluegrass Weevil - March, 2015  

Turfgrass and Environmental Research Milestones - February, 2015  

USGA Green Section Receives Award - December, 2014  

“Grass Roots” Exhibit Opens at the U.S. National Arboretum - October 2014  

Scrubbing Phosphorous from Runoff Water - October 2014  

Water Quality and Quantity Issues for Turfgrasses - September 2014  

Early Weed Control Key To Buffalograss Establishment - September 2014  

Fine Fescue Improvement For Golf Course Use - August 2014  

The World's Largest Turfgrass Library At Your Fingertips - August 2014  

At World Cup in Brazil, Golf Grasses Score Big - July 2014  

Green Section Reviews Funded Research Projects -June 2014  

USGA Research Pays Dividends - May 2014  

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Golf Courses - May 2014  

Annual Bluegrass Weevils Do Not Like Bentgrass - May 2014  

Salamanders Help Predict Environmental Health of Golf Courses - April 2014  

Does the USGA still support turfgrass and environmental research? - April 2014  

When Do Annual Bluegrass Weevils Emerge in the Spring? - March 2014  

Personal Care Products in Recycled Water? - March 2014  

Annual Bluegrass Is Prone to Winter Injury - February 2014  

Sub-Freezing Temperatures Challenge Bermudagrass Survival - January 2014  

Grass Roots Exhibit Breaks Ground - December 2013  

NTEP/USGA Warm-Season Putting Green Trials Established - November 2013  

Iron Layer Development in Sand-Based Greens - November 2013  

How Efficient are Foliar Applied Nitrogen Applications? - October 2013  

Under New Management: Sting Nematodes - September 2013  

Prevent Phosphorus from Leaving the Golf Course - September 2013  

Potassium Nitrate Can Reduce Anthracnose Severity of Annual Bluegrass Turf - August 2013  

An Alternative to the Gravel in USGA Putting Greens - August 2013  

Keeping all the Pieces: Restoring Natural Processes on Golf Courses - July 2013  

Tracking Nitrogen Fate over the Long Haul - June 2013  

NFL’s Washington Redskins Select USGA-Funded ‘Latitude 36’ Bermudagrass for Home Field - May 2013  

Insect Pollinators Need More Habitat - May 2013  

Foliar Nitrogen Fertilization Feeds the Grass Well - May 2013  

NTEP/USGA Cooperative Trial Will Evaluate Bermudagrass, Zoysiagrass And Seashore Paspalum For Putting Greens - April 2013  

The outdoor turf exhibit, 'Grass Roots', is in the design stage - April 2013  

USGA and USDA Work Together to Improve Turfgrasses - June 2012  

Yellowing and Thinning of Bentgrass – May 2012  

Production Line for Turfgrasses – April 2012

Disease Diagnosis CSI Style – April 2012 

Quantifying Soil Nitrogen – March 2012 

Predicting Turfgrass Disease – March 2012 

Best Management Practices for Anthracnose – February 2012

Managing Fairy Rings on Golf Courses – February 2012  

Colorado Golf Carbon Project - July 2011 

New Grasses for Golf – May 2011 

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