Reducing water use has long been a focus of the USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program. These achievements are just a few of the contributions made by researchers with help from the USGA.
Hot, humid weather during summer can cause bentgrass to quickly decline. To overcome these challenges, researchers at Auburn University are investigating the effects of fans and syringing. What they’ve learned can help keep your bentgrass cool this summer.
Protecting ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens from injury during winter can be challenging for many reasons. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Arkansas are investigating ways to mitigate the risks. Discover how wetting agents could play an important role in protecting putting greens from winter damage in the future.
Topdressing is an important management practice, but today's ultra-dense turfgrasses can complicate the incorporation of topdressing sands applied to putting greens. So, researchers at Rutgers University have been exploring the effects of using fine topdressing sands on putting green performance. The results of their research look promising.
An interesting phenomenon has been observed in putting green rootzones: layers of clay or iron forming deep within the rootzone profile. To better understand these layers and their potential implications on putting green performance, the USGA funded research at the University of Wisconsin. While the research is ongoing, here are some preliminary results.
The USGA Recommendations for a Method of Putting Green Construction have been successfully used by golf courses around the world. A comprehensive review process has kept the Recommendations up-to-date with the latest research and technology for almost 60 years. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the review process and a sneak peek at some changes for 2018.