Practical Science For Stress

Staal, Thavy
June 2011
Golfdom;Jun2011, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p16
The article focuses on the significance of managing stress and using practical science-based tools in maintaining healthy turfgrasses in golf courses in the U.S. The author emphasizes the need for golf course superintendents to maintain healthy turfgrasses using practical tools to reduce stress, improve quality and manage pests. He mentions that stress creates the potential for a downward spiral for turfgrass. Also provided are ways on superintendents can improve turfgrass environment.


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