Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2013 Conference
28 Jul 2012 - Shows and seminars - Micah Woods
The Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2013 conference will be held on 11 to 13 March at Pattaya, Thailand. The 2012 conference saw nearly 200 delegates, representing 20 different countries, come to learn about the most effective turfgrass management techniques in Asia
Wimbledon's Grass Courts, Why the Expertise of Scientists and Agronomists is so Important
10 Jul 2012 - Tennis - Micah Woods
There has been a lot of excellent media coverage about maintenance of the grass courts at Wimbledon, including this video from CNN explaining some of the work that is done and the role of STRI in advising on the maintenance of the courts.
Micah Woods on Modifying the Turf Growing Environment
29 Jun 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
The Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association provides a great service by making so many of the presentations for their annual conference available for online viewing.
Five More Articles Every Greenkeeper Should Read
21 May 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
As a follow-up to my previous post with five articles that I find quite useful and that every greenkeeper should be familiar with, here are five more articles that are sure to contain useful information.
Five Articles Every Greenkeeper Should Read
14 May 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
There are some articles about turfgrass management that I find myself referring to again and again, using as a reference, and making suggestions to turfgrass managers based upon the information in the articles. I've found these five articles quite useful, and if you haven't read them, you will find them to contain plenty of useful information.
Turfgrass Mystery: What Grass is This?
6 May 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
You may be surprised at the answer. What grass is referred to here? From an article by Charles Vancouver Piper, first chairman of the USGA Green Section:
Calcium for Turfgrass: is There Enough in the Soil?
16 Feb 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
The answer, almost certainly, is yes. These calculations of how much calcium the grass uses, compared to how much plant-available calcium is in the soil, leave little doubt that there is almost always more than enough calcium in the soil to meet the needs of the grass.
Research, Teaching, and Speaking in Tennessee
2 Feb 2012 - Editorial - Micah Woods
I visited Tennessee this month, speaking at the packed Tennessee Turfgrass Association conference, meeting with faculty in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee (of which I am an adjunct faculty member), learning about some of the turfgrass research projects now underway at the University.
Chemical Fertilizer Programs for Sand Based Rootzones - The 1 Minute Version
19 Jan 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
Last week at the Tennessee Turfgrass Association conference I gave a 30 minute presentation with the title Chemical Fertilizer Programs for Sand Based Rootzones. But this topic doesn't always require 30 minutes to explain - I like to distill this topic into the most important principles
Potassium for Turfgrass: Interview with Dr. Larry Stowell of PACE Turf
16 Jan 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
Dr. Larry Stowell and I recorded this video interview about potassium fertilizer for turfgrass. How much potassium is enough?
Cynodon, Paspalum, and Zoysia at Putting Green Height
9 Jan 2012 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
Golf course putting greens in Southeast Asia are usually planted to either hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis), seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum), or zoysia (Z. matrella or Z. pacifica).
ATC in 2011, by the Numbers
31 Dec 2011 - General News - Micah Woods
As we come to the end of another year, it is interesting to look at some of the numbers related to the work done this year, particularly in comparison with the previous years (2009 report, 2010 report). In 2011, I'm especially glad to see that we continue to provide more people with turfgrass information through our websites and training programs.
Registration Now Open for Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2012
29 Dec 2011 - Shows and seminars - Micah Woods
Registration is now open for Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2012, to be held at Pattaya, Thailand, on 12 to 14 March. This three day educational conference includes a field day, presentations on advanced management of diseases by Dr. Lane Tredway of North Carolina State University, on grass varieties
Why "Liquid" Fertilization is Better Terminology than "Foliar" Fertilization
24 Dec 2011 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
When applying fertilizer to turfgrass plants, there are two general types of application: liquid and granular. Granular products are applied in a dry form, while liquid products are applied as a spray application.
Turfgrass Teaching in India
12 Dec 2011 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
I spent the last month at Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Kodaikanal, and Bangalore, conducting a Greenkeeper Education Programme for the Indian Golf Union
How to Prepare an Elephant Polo Ground
11 Dec 2011 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
When you want to play elephant polo, you surely think of having a well-prepared field. But just six weeks before this year's King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, the field needed a lot of work.
Golf Course Flooding at Thailand
28 Oct 2011 - Golf - Micah Woods
For the golf courses that are flooded, I expect the grass to survive. Fortunately, the warm-season grasses that are used at courses around Bangkok, zoysia, bermuda, and seashore paspalum, are able to tolerate weeks and even months of submersion.
Turfgrass Teaching and Research at Oregon State University
26 Oct 2011 - Consultancy - Micah Woods
Last week I had the opportunity to visit Oregon State University to teach one session of Dr. Rob Golembiewski's Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance class.
Surprising Discovery in Oregon: Zoysiagrass and Bermudagrass
24 Oct 2011 - Golf - Micah Woods
The state of Oregon on the West Coast of the United States is well-known for cool-season grass seed production. From ryegrass to kentucky bluegrass, bentgrass to fine fescue, there are vast fields of grass seed in Oregon.
2012 Turfgrass Seminar at Thailand and ATC Update
20 Oct 2011 - Shows and seminars - Micah Woods
I am pleased to announce that the Asian Turfgrass Center and the Thai GCSA will hold the Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia Conference at Pattaya on 12 to 14 March.