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The Cornell Turfgrass Program offers two podcasts, ‘ShortCUTT Earlybird’ and ‘Clippings‘:

‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast

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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Episodes:

  • November 2, 2017 – Roller-coaster season recap, La Niña winter to come?
  • October 26, 2017 – Growing season not over, why not seed?
  • October 12, 2017 – Flip-flopping conditions still fueling foliar diseases.
  • September 30, 2017 – Late heat stress fueling diseases, pests.
  • September 21, 2017 – How climate change affects pest scouting.
  • September 16, 2017 – Fall nitrogen strategies, preventing phosphorus pollution, sand as a potassium source.
  • September 8, 2017 – Maximum allowable deficit for irrigation, best time for golf course cultivation.
  • August 31, 2017 – Low- and no-mow grasses for low-maintenance lawns.
  • August 24, 2017 – Overseeding for crabgrass control, warm-season grasses.
  • August 20, 2017 – Chinch bug, grub troubles.
  • August 12, 2017 – Cooler weather, timely rains reduce stress
  • August 4, 2017 – Stress-related diseases on the rise, overseeding benefits, gray leaf spot issues.
  • July 28, 2017 – Good time to deal with long-term drainage, disease issues.
  • July 20, 2017 – Weather patterns holding, abiotic stress, and down the etiolation rabbit hole.
  • July 14, 2017 – Disease stress, ETs high. But big storms don’t replenish soil moisture.
  • July 7, 2017 – Irrigation advice, choosing lawn grass varieties.
  • June 29, 2017 – Warmer nights = more disease. Avoid self-inflicted turf stress.
  • June 22, 2017 – Patience is a virtue when dealing with foliar diseases. Varying growth habits of crabgrass.
  • June 15, 2017 – Live from the US Open! Soil matters with dramatic weather changes. Can’t spray your way out of everything.
  • June 8, 2017 – Looming warm-up fuels weeds, insects and disease.
  • June 1, 2017 – Wet weather mowing woes. Cool soils fuel red thread.
  • May 25, 2017 – Wet spring fueling Pythium, other root diseases. Crabgrass control options.
  • May 19, 2017 – Grass growing well, dealing with variable sod.
  • May 11, 2017 – Wet conditions, compensatory growth and early-season visual differences in bluegrass varieties.
  • May 4, 2017 – Big cool down slows growth, increases disease risks, winter annual weeds. Best times to lay sod. (Not summer.)
  • April 27, 2017 – Warm-up, cool-down, consumer weed control products and ticks, ticks, ticks!
  • April 20, 2017 – Return to normal temps stalling growth.
  • April 13, 2017 – Spring coming on fast. And so are the weeds.
  • April 6, 2017 – Warm-up, dry-up coming? Meantime, watch traffic on wet soil.
  • March 30, 2017 – How winter weather has set the tone for the growing season.

‘Clippings’ podcast

Cornell Turfgrass Clippings Podcast offers practical suggestions and cutting-edge tips from Cornell University Turf Guy Dr. Frank Rossi for professionals in the lawn, golf and sports turf industry in New York State and surrounding areas.

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