It has been some months since the last update, and in this one I have all kinds of good stuff to share.
Registration is now open for the Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia conference in Pattaya. It's happening on March 6 to 8, with seminars at the Amari Pattaya and the field day and AGIF turfgrass management exposition at Pattana Golf & Sport Resort.
I wrote a book! You can get a copy of the 1st edition of A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping right now, and the 2nd edition is coming soon.
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The preprint about the MLSN nutrient guidelines for turfgrass is available, together with all the code and data used to generate the guidelines.
Since the last ATC update, these are the 5 posts with the most views on the blog:
- The top 10 posts of 2016
- Data to support an anecdote, about coring, topdressing, and soil organic matter
- Both of these are worth your time, also about coring, topdressing, and soil organic matter!
- High expectations, about greenhouse gas emissions from golf course turfgrass
- Fast release fertilizer, fertilizer burn, and root growth
I'll be speaking at two exciting seminars organized by the R&A on the topic of sustainable golf course renovation and maintenance. The seminar in Japan is on March 13, and the seminar in Korea is on March 17.
Another book! 芝草科学とグリーンキーピング マイカの時間〝The BOOK〟 is coming out in Japan any day now. In English that translates as Turfgrass Science and Greenkeeping: Micah no jikan "The Book". It is based on selected articles from the monthly column I've been writing for ゴルフ場セミナー magazine since 2008. To get an idea of the topics, this is a preview of the reference list in the book.
What else? There has been lots of research and writing. I've been studying turfgrass nutrition, growth, putting green speed, grass adaptation based on climate, and more. For more updates about this ongoing work, see www.blog.asianturfgrass.com, sign up here to receive that blog by e-mail, or for even more updates, follow me on Twitter.
Micah Woods, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist | Asian Turfgrass Center
www.asianturfgrass.com | Twitter @asianturfgrass
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