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Better Turf Thru Agronomics, was published from 1996-2002, and was prepared for the delegates and membership of UCRTRAC. The intent is to present summaries of turfgrass research results and topical information of interest to the southern California turfgrass industries.

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September 1996 November 1996 March 1997 June 1997
November 1997 April 1998 June 1998 December 1998
April 1999 August 1999 December 1999 June 2000
January 2001 April 2001 June 2001 January 2002
April 2002 July 2002 December 2002  

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September 1996 (215 KB) [top]
► Turf Protects the Environment, Benefits Health
► UCR Turfgrass Research Program Launches Meaty Website
► Turf Growth Response Under Restricted Light
► New Fungicides for California Turf, 2002-2004

 

November 1996 (118 KB) [top]
► Putting Turf in a Retractable-Roof Baseball Stadium for the First Time -- A Novel
► Black Turfgrass Ataenius Damage Thresholds
► Growth and Development of Kikuyugrass: An Invasive Weed on Golf Courses and Lawns
► Kikuyugrass Spreads Mainly by Clonal Propagation
► Sequential Herbicide Applications Provide Effective Control of Kikuyugrass
► Two New Products Show Promise for Chemical Edging of Turf
► Recycled Water for Turf Irrigation: A Valuable Resource for Professionals

 

March 1997 (121 KB) [top]
► UCR's New Putting Green Traffic Simulator Facilitates Fine-Tuning Research Results and Recommendations
► Black Turfgrass Ataenius Damage Thresholds
► Growth and Development of Kikuyugrass: An Invasive Weed on Golf Courses and Lawns
► Kikuyugrass Spreads Mainly by Clonal Propagation
► Sequential Herbicide Applications Provide Effective Control of Kikuyugrass
► Two New Products Show Promise for Chemical Edging of Turf
► Recycled Water for Turf Irrigation: A Valuable Resource for Professionals

 

June 1997 (120 KB) [top]
► Sting Nematode Threatens Coachella Valley Golf Courses; Quarantine Is In Effect
► Maintaining Bermudagrass Athletic Fields in LA County: A New UC Report
► Improvement of the Spring Transition of Overseeded Bermudagrass Putting Greens in the Coachella Valley: A Two-Year Study
► Overseeding Pretreatments: An Evaluation

 

November 1997 (79 KB) [top]
► El Niño May Affect Best Management Practices and Nitrogen Leaching on Overseeded Bermudagrass Fairways
► Reducing Yard Waste in California: Grasscycling May Have an Important Role
► Nitrogen Fertilizers Evaluated on Tall Fescue for Two Years
► Evaluation of 23 Slow- and Fast-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers on Overseeded Common Bermudagrass in the Cool Season
► UCR Extension Develops Certificate Program in Turfgrass Management

 

April 1998 (182 KB) [top]
► Turf Research Makes Good Business Sense: UCRTRAC's Impact in Southern California Presented in Annual Research Report
► Turf Biotech at UCR: Identifying LFR Genes to Reduce Irrigation Costs, Conserve Water, and Improve Drought Resistance
► Demystifying Biotech: A Useful Tool for Plant Improvement
► Kikuyugrass Can Provide High-Quality Turf with the Right Maintenance
► SCGA Members' Club Participates in a National Putting Green Trial with UCR Turf Researcher
► Management of Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens Studied in First GCSAA Chapter Cooperative Research Program in California
► Nitrogen and Iron Enhance Zoysia Winter Color Better Than Overseeding When Temperatures Are Moderate, Reducing Maintenance Costs
► 'De Anza' Zoysia To Make Its Major League Debut

 

June 1998 Color (1311 KB) B&W (1233 KB) High Res (12.4 MB) [top]
► Turf Research Makes Good Business Sense: UCRTRAC's Impact in Southern California Presented in Annual Research Report
► Turf Biotech at UCR: Identifying LFR Genes to Reduce Irrigation Costs, Conserve Water, and Improve Drought Resistance
► Demystifying Biotech: A Useful Tool for Plant Improvement
► Kikuyugrass Can Provide High-Quality Turf with the Right Maintenance
► SCGA Members' Club Participates in a National Putting Green Trial with UCR Turf Researcher
► Management of Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens Studied in First GCSAA Chapter Cooperative Research Program in California
► Nitrogen and Iron Enhance Zoysia Winter Color Better Than Overseeding When Temperatures Are Moderate, Reducing Maintenance Costs
► 'De Anza' Zoysia To Make Its Major League Debut

 

December 1998 Low Res (309 KB) High Res (667 KB) [top]
► Turf Research Makes Good Business Sense: UCRTRAC's Impact in Southern California Presented in Annual Research Report
► Turf Biotech at UCR: Identifying LFR Genes to Reduce Irrigation Costs, Conserve Water, and Improve Drought Resistance
► Demystifying Biotech: A Useful Tool for Plant Improvement
► Kikuyugrass Can Provide High-Quality Turf with the Right Maintenance
► SCGA Members' Club Participates in a National Putting Green Trial with UCR Turf Researcher
► Management of Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens Studied in First GCSAA Chapter Cooperative Research Program in California
► Nitrogen and Iron Enhance Zoysia Winter Color Better Than Overseeding When Temperatures Are Moderate, Reducing Maintenance Costs
► 'De Anza' Zoysia To Make Its Major League Debut

 

April 1999 Low Res (304 KB) High Res (1061 KB) [top]
► Snapshot of the Southern California Golf Industry: 1998 Year-End Statistics Highlighted
► Benefits of the Toro® HydroJect® 3000 for Golf Course Superintendents
► Improvement of Spring Transition on Overseeded Bermudagrass Putting Greens
► New UCR Technique Gives Turf Managers An Easy Way To Increase Irrigation Efficiency
► UCRTRAC Annual Research Summary Report for 1998 Now Available

 

August 1999 Low Res (251 KB) High Res (566 KB) [top]
► California Water Demand Snapshot
► How Much Water Is Used for Landscape Irrigation in Urban Southern California?
► Best Management Practice 5 (BMP 5) Mandates ETo-based Water Use Budgets at CII Sites
► The Water Supply in Southern California
► Usage of Reclaimed Water for Landscape Irrigation
► Water Recycling Criteria in California

 

December 1999 Low Res (158 KB) High Res (479 KB) [top]
► Contact Transfer of Pesticides from Turf: Refocusing Default Assumptions on Reality
► NOEL and Exposure Reduction Measures
► Sports Turf Management Overview: I. Primary Maintenance Practices
► Urban Waste-Based Soil Amendments May Benefit Turf and Landscape Industries

 

June 2000 Low Res (155 KB) High Res (478 KB) [top]
► Fall Renovation Treatments Do Not Increase PM10 Emissions in the Coachella Valley
► Golf Growth: California Led the Nation in 1999; Southern Counties Led the State
► Soil Type Affects NO3-N Leaching on Overseeded Bermudagrass Fairways
► Tall Fescue: BMPs Being Developed at UCR for Irrigation and Nitrogen
► Sports Turf Management Overview: Part II. Secondary Maintenance Practices
► UCRTRAC 1999 Annual Research Summary

 

January 2001 color (2144 KB) B&W (1475 KB) High Res (13.3 MB) [top]
► Herbicide Resistance in California Turf: Not Yet, But Worldwide Trends Give Warning
► May 3, 2001 – First UCRTRAC Research Golf Tournament
► Financial Backing and Employee Training Needed for BMP Implementation Say Turf Managers in Response to Survey
► Resources for Turf Disease Diagnosis
Poa annua: Desired Species or Aggressive, Weedy Winter Invader
► Identification and Life Cycle of Poa annua
► Topdressing Compost on Turf Improves Turf Quality, Reduces Weeds

 

April 2001 Low Res (488 KB) High Res (875 KB) [top]
► Management Study of Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens Yields Beneficial Results
► UCRTRAC Participates in National On-Site Test on Overseeded Bermudagrass Fairways
► UCRTRAC Leads One of NTEP's On-Site Putting Green Trials
► UCRTRAC 2000 Annual Research Summary Report

 

June 2001 Low Res (1481 KB) High Res (1814 KB) [top]
► Inaugural UCRTRAC Golf Tournament: Putting, Driving, and Scoring for Research
► Thanks to Tournament Sponsors
► Energy Conservation Strategies for Turfgrass Maintenance in California
► Practical Advice to the Golf Industry
► Evaluation of Overseed Pretreatments
► Herbicide Selectivity and Tolerance in California Turfgrasses

 

January 2002 Low Res (106 KB) High Res (480 KB) [top]
► New UC Riverside Turfgrass Research Site in the Coachella Valley Will Benefit Industry
► Nitrogen and Potassium Are Significant Inputs for Traffic Tolerance on Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens
► Amending Turf Soil for Sports: Optimal Amount of Green Waste Compost Not Clear Yet
► New UCR Urban Plant Pathology Specialist
► Buffalograss and Zoysiagrass: Hot Picks for Functional, Low Input Sites
► Functional Turf Sites: Buffalograss Had Best Dry-down Response and Drought Recovery

 

April 2002 Low Res (767 KB) High Res (1085 KB) [top]
► NTEP Published UCRTRAC's Final Results in National On-Site Test of Overseed Grasses for Bermudagrass Fairways
► UCRTRAC Developed BMPs for Tall Fescue Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization
► Final Results from Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Management Study: Apply Fertilizers in Ratio of 3:1:2-3
► Summary of Annual UCRTRAC Research Activity for 2001

 

July 2002 Low Res (343 KB) High Res (536 KB) [top]
► Second UCRTRAC Golf Tournament: A Winner for Turf Research
► Thanks to Tournament Sponsors
► Nitrogen Improves Fall Color Retention in Three Seeded Bermudagrasses; Iron Applications, Vertical Mowing Not Helpful
► Allelochemicals (Phenolic Compounds) Act as Growth Inhibitors; Distribution Differs in Warm- and Cool-Season Turf Species
► New UCR Biotechnology Specialist

 

December 2002 (215 KB) [top]
► Turf Protects the Environment, Benefits Health
► http://ucrturf.ucr.edu — UCR Turfgrass Research Program Launches Meaty Website [website is now inactive]
► Turf Growth Response Under Restricted Light
► New Fungicides for California Turf, 2002-2004