On my desk

Writing is difficult. This week it has been especially so, and I’ve been reading instead. This is what’s on my desk tonight.

On the cover of Bizgolf's September issue

The article by Aman Misra in the September issue of Bizgolf is about me, turf, and my work. You can browse the entire issue, or download the article as a pdf here.

All kinds of new things

I’ve been working on the Micah no jikan book for a long time. I am happy to report that all the final changes and edits have been made, and it is now with the publisher.

Stakes and grass and other matters

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.

Two greens in Japan

Fred Varcoe interviewed me before he wrote his article for the August 2016 issue of Euro Biz Japan. You can download it here: Know your greens (pdf, 3 MB).

Article about the MLSN guidelines, now available as a preprint

I’ve been working on this for a while, and finished it earlier this month at a nice hotel in Skala. Minimum soil nutrient guidelines for turfgrass developed from Mehlich 3 soil test results

Reading and Writing

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.

On Sabbatical

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.

The long-awaited Park Grass article

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.

On the Cover of Greenkeeper International

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.