Nov. 2, 2012 Scouting Report Growing Season Ends: Winterizing Irrigation, Sandy’s Winds Cooled Chicago, Turf Begins Dormancy, and Tim Sees Control of Poa in Bentgrass
Oct. 26, 2012 Scouting Report Tree Leaves Largely Down: 70s Felt Nice, Needed Rain Continues, Dollar Spot Went Crazy and Tim’s Dollar Spot Susceptibility of Bentgrass in Fall
Oct. 19, 2012 Scouting Report Needed Rain Arrives: A Mild Week Of Temperature, Very Few Issues, Dollar Spot Is Active Again, Meanwhile Tim Says Fall Fungicides AND Dollar Spot
Oct. 12, 2012 Scouting Report It Feels Like Fall: Light Jackets Can’t Cut It, Few Issues, Residual Dollar Spot, Rust Is Mild So Far and Tim Teaches Turf Students About Research
Oct. 5, 2012 Scouting Report Fall Color Says Pow, Pow, Pow: Coldest Night in 7 Months, Chicago’s Turf Very Healthy, Dollar Spot Fires Up (briefly) and Tim talks Poa Control?
Sept. 28, 2012 Scouting Report Fall Color Begins: First Real Frost, Other Than Grubs...Few Issues, Ryder Cup Sees Perfect Weather and Tim says Fairway Creeping Bentgrass
Sept. 21, 2012 Scouting Report It’s Fall: Residual Dollar Spot of Bentgrass and Summer Patch of Bluegrass, Animals/Grubs Rough Up the Rough, and Tim says Cultivar A B C D E F G
Sept. 14, 2012 Scouting Report Cool Nights Mean Normal: Dollar Spot, Rust, White Grubs, Sod Rolling Up (animals search for said grubs) and Tim says Festuca arundinacea
Sept. 7, 2012 Scouting Report Everything: Anthracnose, Bipolaris of Bent, Brown Patch, Dollar Spot, Pythium Blight, Summer Patch, and Tim’s Data Says Brown Patch and Dollar Spot
Aug. 31, 2012 Scouting Report Return of Warm August: Roots Are Better, Poa Collars Wilt, 1st Grub Damage Wows, Dollar Spot Brews, Yellow Tuft Surprises, and Tim’s Research Update
Aug. 24, 2012 Scouting Report Augtember: A Nice Month, Root Growth Returns, Greens With Good Color, Summer Patch Recovery Begins, Take-All of Bent, and Tim’s Research Prose
Aug. 17, 2012 Scouting Report August Helps Us: Recovery Continues, Still Shallow Roots, Wilt of Golf Greens, Fairy Ring, Summer Patch, Dollar Spot Jumps, and Tim Sees Spots in Plots
Aug. 10, 2012 Scouting Report August is Nice: Recovery, Physiological Decline Dissipates, Type 1 Fairy Ring, More Summer Patch, Bad Poa triv, Peter’s Dollar Spot, Tim’s Bluegrass cvs
Aug. 3, 2012 Scouting Report Goodbye July: Weakened Greens, Shallow Roots, 1st Summer Patch, Brown Patch and Dollar Spot Return, Peter says Badgers, Tim’s New Fairy Ring Project
July 27, 2012 Scouting Report Three periods of Bentgrass Decline: Soil Temps Hover at 80°, Anthracnose, Pythium, Fairy Ring, Drought, Peter says Turf Field Day and Tim likes Flowers
July 20, 2012 Scouting Report Record Hot and Dry: Soil Temps Reach 85°, Highs +90°, Needed Rain Returns, Peter says Tall Fescue & Tim’s phrase is Drought Tolerance of Bentgrass
July 13, 2012 Scouting Report A ’Cool’ Break: Soil T Falls 10°, Record Heat Meant Poa/Bent Physiological Decline, Dry Means Lawns of Straw, Peter’s Brown Patch and Tim says Bluegrass
July 6, 2012 Scouting Report Record Heat: Chicago Counts Days of 100s for Highs, All 3!, Dollar Spot, Brown Patch, Pythium Blight, Both Peter and Tim Say Dollar Spot as it Explodes
June 29, 2012 Scouting Report June Ends HOT: 1st Type 2 Fairy Ring on Greens, Dollar Spot Jumps After Rain, Japanese Beetles Build, Peter’s 1st Dollar Spot Data and Tim says Tall Fescue
June 22, 2012 Scouting Report June Sees A Little Rain: Dollar Spot, 1st Japanese Beetles, Anthracnose BSR, Peter’s Billbug versus Kentucky Bluegrass and Tim is still saying Waitea
June 15, 2012 Scouting Report Dry Roughs Now Get Scary: Take-all, Waitea, No Dollar Spot, No Brown Patch, No Pythium Blight, Peter’s Bent Fairway Drought, Tim says Bent Green Stress
June 8, 2012 Scouting Report June is Nice: Very Dry, Optimum Turf Health, No Dollar Spot, Take-All of Bent Fairways, Peter’s Nitrogen Timing and Tim’s Kentucky Blue versus Crabgrass
June 1, 2012 Scouting Report Cool Rain as June Begins: Take-all patch of bentgrass, Fairy ring on fairways, Wet Restarts Dollar Spot and Microdochium, and Tim says that ’W’ Word Waitea
May 25, 2012 Scouting Report High Temps Hit 90s Early: Lack of Rain = Dry, Handwater Management Starts, Peter thinks Root Research, and Tim says "Fairy Ring Research Begins"
May 18, 2012 Scouting Report May Is Dry, Yet Temperatures Perfect: Ideal Turf Health, Our Few Diseases Subside, Peter from Purdue Returns and Tim’s Dollar Spot Review of Bentgrass
May 11, 2012 Scouting Report May’s Temperature Zig Zag: Soils are sub-60 again, Fairway fungicide programs begin, Waitea, Microdochium, Dollar spot, and Tim’s Waitea data is early!
May 4, 2012 Scouting Report It’s May, We Warm: A Trifecta of Disease, 1st Waitea, Microdochium patch, Dollar spot returns, and Tim says "Early Dollar Spot Research"
April 27, 2012 Scouting Report Spring Drought: Chi Suburbs Dry, Nights See Hard Frosts, Sod Webworms, Yellow Tuft central IL, Dollar Spot southern IL, and Tim’s KBG Variety Trial
April 20, 2012 Scouting Report Nice Temps, Needed Rain Arrives, 1st Crabgrass Seedlings, 1st Sod Webworm Injury, Poa annua Seedheads, Microdochium Patch, and Tim says Embark
April 13, 2012 Scouting Report 20s at Night! Hard Frosts, Drying Out, Localized Dry Spot, i.d. of Rhizoctonia cerealis, Crabapples and Lilacs Rule the Earth, and Tim says "Poa Control"
April 6, 2012 Scouting Report 30s at Night. A Hard Frost, Issues Slow Down, Dollar Spot, Rhizoctonia sp., Crabapples and Lilacs Bloom, and Tim’s Tall Fescue ABC’s
March 30, 2012 Scouting Report Back to Normal? 30s at Night, Dollar spot, Dandelions, Henbit, Chickweed, Ground Ivy, Creeping Speedwell and Tim’s Poa annua encroachment data
March 23, 2012 Scouting Report Early Summer? 80°+ Nine In a Row, Dollar spot, Brown
patch, Fairy ring, Waitea, Yellow tuft, Dandelions, Poa Seedheads, and Tim says KBG green up
March 16, 2012 Scouting Report Forget Winter, More Like Spring or Summer. Updates Begin, Winter Conferences Over, Chicago’s 80° F Highs, Poa Seedheads, and Tim Rates Fairy Ring!?!