Written by Tyler Sherwood, Accounts & Marketing Director Turf Dietitian, Inc. Ingenuity is the glue that binds all the moving parts of a grounds maintenance crew. The new year has arrived, and the unpredictability of life remains intact, so how do we manage our minds to keep managing turf? Dealing with the uncertainty of today is… Read More »
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Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Because of that century and a half old Liebig’s Law, we know that every nutrient is equally essential for plant health. However, some do more work than others when looking at nutrients’ functions. So, how important is phosphorous? Without phosphorous, there would be no life… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Environmental pressure and golfers’ expectations have fostered the need for superintendents to comprehensively understand Nitrogen’s function within the plant and its precise management. I know most Superintendents use fertilizers and chemicals responsibly, but many homeowners and less qualified individuals aren’t. Unfortunately, the world’s waters get… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Organic matter is the most essential of all soil components; organic matter is the most critical but, conversely, the most obstructive and misunderstood. Organic matter provides a reservoir for nutrients, microorganisms, carbohydrates, organic compounds, and water. However, if the organic matter becomes too dense, it… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Increasing Microbial Populations by Incorporating Organic Carbon Sources If you’re looking to increase your soil’s microbial activity, you must develop or maintain a cultural program that produces an optimal environment. Or at least one more favorable in terms of aeration, moisture, pH, and organic production… Read More »