Sand topdressing putting greens has proven to be a valuable management practice that yields several benefits, both agronomic and from a playability perspective. As putting green grasses have become denser and finer-textured, it is often a challenge to incorporate topdressing sand into the putting green canopy. In this 90-minute webinar, Douglas Karcher, Ph.D., focuses on the major objectives for your putting green sand topdressing program. He’ll also investigate the pros and cons of various methods used to incorporate sands into the putting green canopy. Listen in to learn what the research says about topdressing as you make plans to update your practices.
Original Presentation Date: Sept. 16, 2020
Education Points: 0.2
About the Instructor
Douglas Karcher, Ph.D., is a turfgrass soil specialist and professor at the University of Arkansas. He earned his bachelors from The Ohio State University and his masters and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition, he has several years of experience in golf course maintenance and residential turf installation and maintenance. Karcher instructs several courses as part of the Turf Management curriculum and his research program has focused on improving turfgrass quality through innovative cultural practices while minimizing environmental impacts. Karcher has taught at numerous state and regional turf conferences across the U.S, has lectured in Spain, Germany, Italy, and Thailand. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2008, teaching GIS seminars and webinars.
Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
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