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Live from the US Open! Soil matters and more. Week 12 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

  • June 15, 2017 – Live from the US Open! Soil matters with dramatic weather changes. Can’t spray your way out of everything.

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Looming warm-up fuels weeds, insects and disease. Week 11 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

  • June 8, 2017 – Looming warm-up fuels weeds, insects and disease.

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Wet weather fueling root diseases. Week 9 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

  • May 25, 2017 – Wet spring fueling Pythium, other root diseases. Crabgrass control options.

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Grass growing well, dealing with variable sod. Week 8 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

  • May 19, 2017 – Grass growing well, dealing with variable sod.

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Wet conditions, compensatory growth and early-season visual differences in bluegrass varieties. Week 7 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

  • May 11, 2017 – Wet conditions, compensatory growth and early-season visual differences in bluegrass varieties.

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Warm-up, cool-down and ticks, ticks, ticks! Week 5 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

  • April 27, 2017 – Warm-up, cool-down, consumer weed control products and ticks, ticks, ticks!

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Return to normal temps stalling growth. Week 4 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

Dry spring coming? (That’s a good thing.) Fairy rings, lesser celandine, and more.

Brought to you in partnership with the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA).  Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Spring coming on fast. Week 3 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

Early season lawn establishment, nematodes, and everyone’s favorite topic, anthracnose!

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Warm-up, dry-up coming? Week 2 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

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Forecast weather wrap-up

2016 temperature summary

Overall, the season was as warm as it felt.  From March through May, the Northeast was 2 degrees above average, with April being the only month this year cooler than average. August was very warm at 4 degrees above normal in some areas, as was the Fall, especially for Western NY where it’s been 4-5 degrees above average. Boston and Western NY recorded record numbers for GDD. CNY and Eastern NY did not set records, but were 300-400 GDD above normal. Essentially extending growing season by 2.5 to 3.5 weeks.

2016 moisture summary

From March through August, the Northeast received 50-70% of average precipitation levels. October has been generously wet, with areas in Western and Northern NY getting nearly 2 times the seasonal average for precipitation. While drought conditions have rebounded in western regions, eastern regions are still on the edge and suffering from several seasons of below normal precipitation.

Winter forecast

Climate models have been waffling and now seem to be converging to predict a mild La Nina winter. This suggests a wet and cold winter for the North and Midwest US. While systems can spread east, it is likely the East coast will see fewer storms this winter. Precipitation and cooling will lag a bit, starting later in January, and lasting until the end of March.

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