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The Shape of Things to Come

Scientific knowledge is exploding - estimated to be doubling every five years. So what will golf course maintenance resemble in 2050?


  Editor's note: This isn't a story about how golf courses will be maintained in the socalled "Jetsons" age. It's a story based on technology that's happening now and continues to improve rapidly. The story's sources include Jack Uldrich, a renowned futurist, and three veteran golf course superintendents, whose passion and wherewithal for their profession allow them to take a smart and realistic look at the future of golf course maintenance.
  With respect to "Star Trek" fans, golf course superintendents will not be "beamed" around their golf courses as a way of transport ... (Read More...)

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4/11/2014 - AMVAC Gains Distribution Rights of BASAMID


Granular soil fumigant available exclusively from company
AMVAC Chemical Corp. (AMVAC), a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced that is the sole distributor of the granular soil fumigant product BASAMID G. AMVAC completed agreements to be the exclusive distributor, while Kanesho ...More

4/11/2014 - OMRI Listed


Andersons' product approved for organic use
The Turf & Specialty Group of The Andersons announced its Black Gypsum DG product is now OMRI Listed for organic use in the United States. Previously, the product Humic DG, was also approved for OMRI Listing for organic use. Black Gypsum DG and ...More

4/11/2014 - Golf Courses Commended in Study


University of Missouri says courses "offer a viable habitat for stream salamanders"
There are more about 16,000 golf courses in the U.S. covering more than 2.7 million acres. The ecological impacts of golf courses are not always straightforward with popular opinion suggesting that, environmentally, golf courses have a negative impact ...More
So You Want to be the Superintendent at Augusta ... - You could handle the pressure of maintaining Augusta's hallowed grou...

4/11/2014 - So You Want to be the Superintendent at Augusta ...


You could handle the pressure of maintaining Augusta's hallowed grounds?
Lawrence Aylward/Editorial Director
So you want to be the golf course superintendent at Augusta National Golf Club, home of arguably the greatest golf tournament on the planet, the Masters. Do you have any idea what would be in store if your wish came true? Well, you can assume a few ...More
McNerney Joins Bayer - Former superintendent names sales manager for southwest Florida - Environmental Science, a division...

3/25/2014 - McNerney Joins Bayer


Former superintendent names sales manager for southwest Florida
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, appointed Sean McNerney as area sales manager for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In his new role serving the southwest Florida market, McNerney is responsible for ...More



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