For the past month, I’ve been making an intense study of the grasses in a rather narrow latitude, from 44 to 49°N.
There are many grasses at sea level, but I find some really interesting specimens at a higher elevation.
I’ve been at Japan this week and had a chance to review some of the published Golf Course Seminar articles I have written this year. One could almost say I can’t understand a word I wrote, although with a bit of attention I can make out some of it.
Writing holiday, sabbatical, はたらきもの, abscondence — whatever you like to call it, that is what I’ll be doing for the next few weeks. I have a number of writing projects that I intend to complete as I make repair to a salubrious island in Thailand for this work.
An article I wrote with Dr. Frank Rossi about the Park Grass experiment at Rothamsted has recently been published in the USGA Green Section Record. (Download the article here). This experiment has been ongoing for more than 150 years and it involves fertilizer treatments applied to grassland and the many measurements that have been made over the years on the experimental plots.
You may have already seen the January 2011 issue of Greenkeeper International, with its cover image of Phuket’s Blue Canyon Country Club and the promise of insight into turfgrass management in Southeast Asia.