Triplex Greensmower Operation

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Recently, Mr. Pat Sneed developed a great lab session for the golf course operations class titled “Employee training”.  Students were assigned in groups of two and given time to develop a stepwise procedure for pre-operation inspection, equipment operation, and post … Continue reading

Winter Kill? What Now?

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The most prominent turf species of Mississippi – bahia, bermuda, centipede, fescue, St. Augustine, and Zoysia – were all affected by the cold winter temperatures. In Tupelo, temperatures reached 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Starkville reached 8 degrees. Further south, areas near … Continue reading

Weed of the Week: Carolina Geranium

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Authors: Jed McCoy, Doug Martin, Jordan Billingsley What is Carolina Geranium? Carolina Geranium (Geranium carolinianum) is a member of the Geranium family (Geraniaceae).  It is a native, broadleaf winter annual. One will typically find Carolina Geranium in poor soils and … Continue reading

Weed of the Week: Shepherd’s-purse

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Authors: Michael Denney, Christo Sullivan, Dustin Miller Description Shepherd’s-purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris, is a winter annual or biennial plant that reproduces by seed. Seed will typically germinate when soil temperatures are below 60oF in the fall or early spring. Shepherd’s-purse first emerges … Continue reading

Rounds 4 Research Deadline Looming April 15 – Please Act

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Golf Course Supers, Turf Professionals, Vendors, etc.. I’d like to call your attention to the upcoming April 15 sign up deadline for the Rounds 4 Research auction. This is a call to action. How it works: Golf facilities can support the effort … Continue reading