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Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Many of you know me as Mike Hamilton, Turf Dietitian, and the guy who typically discusses soil science, so you’ll find that this newsletter and stab at psychology is way out of the norm for me. I’m writing this because, after years of visiting hundreds… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian According to the National Weather Service, the winter of 2018-19 will be regulated by a strong El Nino ocean current. The forecast from the National Weather Service is that the winter of 2018-19 will be colder and wetter than the average for the southern states,… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Not all of the challenges a Superintendent faces are soil related. Physical factors such as shade, poor water quality, lack of subsurface drainage, improper construction, steep contours, excess traffic, extreme weather, and pests can make growing healthy turf problematic even with perfect soil conditions. The… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian The standard testing methods to determine the nutrient content of the soil has been around for many decades. The lab data from testing soil for nutrient reserve is information that practically every Superintendent in the world knows how to analyze. However, guidelines and target ranges… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Of all the components of soil, organic matter is the most essential; but conversely, the most obstructive and the most misunderstood. Organic matter provides a reservoir for nutrients, microorganisms, carbohydrates, organic compounds, and water. However, if organic matter becomes too dense, it can exhaust oxygen… Read More »