Agronomic planning for 2023

A successful agronomic program requires conditioning turf so it performs and recovers quickly from stress. Golf Course Management (GCM) magazine has published a series of articles that review best practices for establishing and maximizing an agronomic program, including tips for the following:

  • Monitoring
  • Managing resistance
  • Implementing cultural practices
  • Timing applications

As you begin to tackle agronomic planning in the new year, read the following GCM article about greens management written by Lane Tredway, technical services manager for Syngenta.

You can also read additional GCM articles below:
  • The windshield or the bug - written by Matt Giese, technical services manager for turf and landscape at Syngenta
  • Sharpening your axe – written by Mike Agnew, technical services manager for turf and landscape at Syngenta
​​​​​​Agronomic planning: Less art, more science

Written by Lane Tredway, technical services manager for turf and landscape at Syngenta

Any good coach will tell you that the game of golf is built on an essential set of skills. Mastering fundamentals such as a good grip, a steady swing and precise putting are the building blocks for success.

For golf course superintendents, the same mentality can be applied to creating a successful turf management strategy. Asking yourself questions such as “Am I treating for the right pests at the right time?” can help build a strong foundation for agronomic planning. That question is particularly important when developing a greens management strategy, because greens are the most prone to damage from diseases, insects and nematodes, and their tolerance for this type of stress is pretty much zero.

Developing an agronomic program for your greens may seem more complicated than ever. With new chemistries, premix products, resistance management concerns and other challenges, it’s enough to make your head spin. But like any other complex task, if you go back to the fundamentals, it becomes far easier to tackle.


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You take care of your turf. Now take care of yourself.

Just like your turf’s health, you need to prepare your body to withstand the stress of daily life with proper exercise and overall wellness. Check out these apps that can help your body condition, perform and recover from stress, so you can perform at your best time after time.

Fitocracy works with expert trainers to help reach fitness goals; free for iOS and Android.

Yonder suggests local hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing areas; free for iOS and Android.

 Waterlogged creates charts and reminders to keep you hydrated; free for iOS and Android.

Visit to explore more personal fitness apps and tips.

Fitocracy, Yonder and Waterlogged are not affiliated with Syngenta and are not sponsors of this program.

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