Aerification

  • An early history of thatch management

    Mat first appeared in the literature on golf course management more than 100 years ago. Recent research and improvements in turfgrass equipment have made controlling thatch-mat an easier task. Read this article in the September 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Sometimes it’s good to vent

    This GCSAA article will help you communicate to golfers the many benefits of aerification, including relieving soil compaction, improving the soil mixture and reducing the the accumulation of excess thatch.

  • Turfgrass Talk Show presentation by David Bataller

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, these unique tales will set the foundation for a lively discussion that makes people stop and ask, “You did what?”

  • Finding the balance

    Core aeration affects turf health, soil physical properties and the playability of golf course greens. Read this research article in the January 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Dilution is the Solution

    In this presentation from the 2014 Golf Industry Show, Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., extension turfgrass specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses practices such as topdressing and aeration for maintaining healthy turfgrasss and rootzones. 

  • Fairway Management at Merion Golf Club

    This presentation from the 2014 Golf Industry Show covers drainage, watering practices, soil testing, mechanical practices, disease management and championship conditioning at Merion Golf Club in Haverford Township, Pa. 

  • Island Aerification

    This presentation from the 2014 Golf Industry Show guides you through aerification practices at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Island, Fla.

  • The Top 10 Things We Want to Know About Aerification

    This presentation from the Turfgrass Talk Show at the 2014 Golf Industry Show addresses golf course managers’ top questions about aerification practices.

  • Top 10 Changes in Golf Course Management

    In this presentation from the 2013 Golf Industry Show, Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D., at Michigan State University, covers the biggest changes in golf course management and their impact on golf’s playing fields.

  • Bermudagrass aerification

    Bert McCarty, Ph.D., discusses the research in support for bemudagrass greens aerification. Read this research article in the May-June 2012 issue of Carolinas green magazine.

  • Cultivating new ideas

    Frank Rossi, Ph.D. takes an in-depth look at various cultivation practices and programs at golf courses. Read this article in the March 2011 issue of Hole notes.

  • Giving soil compaction the old heave ho

    Go deep with aerification for super soil and healthy roots. Read this article in the May 2009 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Economical agronomical thinking: Part I

    The amount of money in our budget often impacts the products and methods we use to maintain our turf. So, when our budgets get cut, does this mean that quality of play must be sacrificed as well? Read this article in the February 2009 issue of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents magazine.

  • Cultivating to manage organic matter in sand-based greens

    Aggressive verticutting removed more organic matter from greens, but core-aerated greens recovered more quickly. Read this research article in the May 2008 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Adding inorganic amendments to a poorly performing green

    The addition of inorganic amendments did not solve a putting green’s infiltration problem. Read this research article in the May 2008 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.