May 18, 2024

CULPRIT – TURF HACKER

 

The Complete Library Of Media
References Regarding Turf Hacker

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Activist-Golf-Course-Superintendent

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Haines’ Incorrect Maintenance Doctrines Lead
To Dead Grass & Useless Golf Playing Surfaces !

Confessions Of A Sick Bastжrd Who Likes To See The Poa Die  … 

Chronically sick      Constant struggle every year      Constantly trying to die      Disease absolutely exploded      Disease more prevalent      Failures      Highly susceptible grass      Keeping green on life support      Problem green      Stuck in the circle of decline      War zone      Worst disease ever      Worst playing conditions. 

The above quotations describe the predictable results on golf courses managed by so-called « activist-superintendents », like Jason Haines ( a.k.a. Turf Hacker ), who has confessed that his unproven and incorrect maintenance doctrines are failures. 

Haines has described himself as the « Sick Bastжrd … Who Likes To See The Poa Die ».   [ ?!?! ]   And, based upon the photographic evidence that he has presented in his Turf Hacker blog, he has been granted his wish. 

See « The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent ». 

Haines, and other « activist-superintendent », allow themselves to become distracted with failed, unproven, incorrect, and undisciplined doctrines that DO NOT WORK, or have NO place in decisions concerning golf course maintenance, such as   …     

Environmental Impact Quotient ( EIQ )      Global Warming     Go Brown Anti-Cosmetic Golf Maintenance      Fertilizer Nutrient Reduction      Integrated Pest Management Practices ( IPM )      Minimum Level For Sustainable Nutrition Guidelines ( MLSN )      Organic Maintenance      Pace Turf Information Service      Pollinator Best Management Practices      Self-Imposing Restrictions & Prohibitions Against Pesticides      Spot Spray & Spot Treatment Replacing Blanket Application      Switching To Ineffective Green Alternative Pesticides      Zero Cultivation & Reduced Core Aeration

By adopting these incorrect and undisciplined maintenance doctrines, observers question the « activist-superintendents’ » ability and competence to provide what paying golf-customers demand  …  high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics. 

Haines, and other « activist-superintendent », also appear to be clueless about plant physiology and disease incidence.  In fact, many of their observations are absolutely wrong. 

The golf industry’s « correct and disciplined » main-stream superintendents must recognize that they are on a collision course with pesticide-hating « activist-superintendent » !  In order to successfully deter their malicious efforts, the golf industry must establish policies for expelling these activists from its trade associations. 

See « The Critical Issues That Must Be Addressed By The Golf Industry ». 

 

For more information, please explore the following links  …

 

The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent LINK

 

The Critical Issues That Must Be Addressed By The Golf Industry LINK

 

Take a look at even more links  …

 

Activist-Superintendents On The Sunshine Coast LINK

 

Activist-Superintendents In The District Of Saanich LINK

 

The Entire Media Library Of Attacks Against The Golf Industry LINK

 

Pollinator Best Management Practices In The Golf Industry LINK

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Turf Hacker Platitudes

All The Signs I Had Were Suggesting That My Greens Needed More Fertilizer  [ True ]

Controlling Disease On Tees & Approaches Without Pesticides 

Microdochium Nivale Totally Destroying My Approaches  

Core Aeration, A Thing Of The Past  [ Absolute & Total Nonsense ]

I Punch The Greens With 3-Inch Long X 3⁄8-Inch Solid Tines  [ This Can Never Replace Core Aeration ]

First Core On Greens In Over 4 Years  [ Who Made This Decision ? ]

Fairways Were Wiped Out  …  You Could See The Devastation From Space

How Rolling Can Help Fight Climate Change  [ Who Cares ? Who Made This Decision ? ]

I Changed Over To The  [ Unproven & Unscientific ]  MLSN Fertility Guidelines

If We Are Making Preventative Fungicide Applications, We Aren’t Seeing The Active Disease  [ Clearly He Cannot Evaluate Conditions Favouring Disease Development ]

Is Phosphite An Environmentally Friendly Alternative To Traditional Pesticides ?  [ Illegal & Ineffective Use Of A Bogus Green Alternative ]

Lawns Can Become ‘Addicted’ To Pesticide & Fertilizer  [ Absolute & Total Nonsense ]

Managed Disease Without The Need For Traditional Fungicides  [ Why Has This Decision Been Made ? ]

Both Organic Golf Courses In British Columbia Have Gone Out Of Business  [ Shouldn’t This Be A Clue NOT To Self-Impose Any Pesticide Ban ? ]

Preventative Fungicide Applications Would Have Robbed Me The Opportunity To Observe Disease  [ Absolute & Total Nonsense ]

Since 2014 I Have Basically Ignored Moss Everywhere On My Course  [ & There Is Moss Everywhere ]

Shade Makes It Hard To Grow Healthy Dense Turf That Can Compete With Moss  [ Perhaps It Is Time To Start Removing More Trees ? ]

The Continual Use Of Fungicides Doesn’t Give The Plant’s Natural Defence Systems A Chance To Fight Back  [ Absolute & Total Nonsense ]

There’s No Point In IPM Unless You Can Keep The Grass Healthy & Playable  [ True ]

We Haven’t Used A Herbicide On Our Fairways In 10 Years  [ & Clover Is Evident Everywhere ]

We Really Don’t Care If Our Fairways Get Disease Anyway  [ Who Made This Decision ? ]

What Levels Of Turfgrass Death Are Acceptable ?  …  Without The Use Of Pesticides  [ Who Made This Decision ? ]

Withholding Pesticides & Powering Through The Damage  [ Who Made This Decision ? ]

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The Library Of References

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 14 — Addressing Climate Change In Golf

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — Worst Disease Ever — The Circle Of Decline — NORAHG RESPONSE

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — Worst Disease Ever — The Circle Of Decline — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — First Core On Greens In Over 4 Years

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — First Core On Greens In Over 4 Years — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 08 25 — Let’s Try This Organic Thing Again

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 26 — Niels Dokkuma From The Koninklijke Nederlandse Golf Federatie Visited My Course

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 26 — Lawns Can Become ‘Addicted’ To Pesticide & Fertilizer

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 26 — Lawns Can Become ‘Addicted’ To Pesticide & Fertilizer — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 25 — Sick Bastжrd Like Me Who Likes To See The Poa Die — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 11 — What I Should Do Is Fertilize My Greens More

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 11 — What I Should Do Is Fertilize My Greens More — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 11 — All The Signs I Had Were Suggesting That My Greens Needed More Fertilizer

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 11 — All The Signs I Had Were Suggesting That My Greens Needed More Fertilizer — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 04 22 — Microdochium Patch & Dollar Spot

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 03 02 — PACE Turf’s Climate Appraisal form & Micah’s MLSN Cheat Sheet

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 03 02 — PACE Turf’s Climate Appraisal form & Micah’s MLSN Cheat Sheet — HIGHLIGHTED

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 02 01 — Pender Groundskeeper Brings Precision To The Green

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 00 00 — Better Management of Your Turf

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 00 00 — Better Management of Your Turf — NORAHG RESPONSE

 

 

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Video Recordings & Image

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 12 04 -- Pesticide Ban -- Using Data To Make Decisions -- Video Recording -- 04 Minutes 26 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 10 24 -- Why Doesn’t Spot Spraying Work For Everyone -- Disease Spread -- Video Recording -- 11 Minutes 34 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 10 22 -- Spot Spraying Disease Patterns & Infection Sources -- Video Recording -- 04 Minutes 22 Seconds

 

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 09 01 -- Let's Talk About Mental Health In Greenkeeping -- Part 1 -- Video Recording -- 06 Minutes 02 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 09 01 -- Let's Talk About Mental Health In Greenkeeping -- Part 2 -- Video Recording -- 05 Minutes 59 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 09 01 -- Let's Talk About Mental Health In Greenkeeping -- Part 3 -- Video Recording -- 05 Minutes 32 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 08 26 -- Dollar Spot Model Slope -- Video Recording -- 05 Minutes 43 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 08 23 -- Dollar Spot -- Video Recording -- 07 Minutes 01 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 08 23 -- Dollar Spot -- Video Recording -- 07 Minutes 01 Seconds

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2018 12 02 -- First Core On Greens In Over 4 Years -- Image

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 12 19 — Half Of Our Greens Dead — Audubon — Nederlandse Golf Federatie

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 11 24 — The Evolution Of Precision Fertilizer Application

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 08 04 — Afternoon Watering — Syringing — Micah Woods Wrong

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 06 17 — More About Wood Ash & Why It Seems To Reduce Turf Disease

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 05 29 — Negatively Impacting Environment — Natural Green Keeper Practitioner

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 03 22 — Alternate Winter Damage Recovery Solutions — Seed Priming

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 02 22 — Recovering From Winter Damage With GP And MLSN

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 02 14 — Dollar Spot IPM — Low-Input Turf Management — Hydrogen Dioxide

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 02 06 — How Reduced Fertilizer Has Benefited My Golf Course

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2017 01 05 — 2017 Pesticide Usage Summary

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 11 13 — How Rolling Can Help Fight Climate Change

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 11 03 — Spot Spraying & Counting Disease

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 10 25 — MLSN Guidelines Changed The Way I Fertilize My Golf Course

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 10 22 — 1 Fungicide App Per Year — Wood Ash

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 10 18 — Managed Disease Without The Need For Traditional Fungicides

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 07 27 — Diseasey As Hell — Thatch Collapse

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 06 20 — Microdochium Nivale Totally Destroying My Approaches

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 06 18 — Since 2014 I Have Basically Ignored Moss Everywhere On My Course

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 06 12 — There’s No Point In IPM Unless You Can Keep The Grass Healthy & Playable

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 04 21 — Winter Program

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 04 19 — Measuring The Growth Rate Has Been One Of The Most Enlightening Things

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 04 10 — Reasons To Not Aerate In Spring

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 04 04 — Starving Greens — Using Soluble Source Fertilizers

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 03 28 — 5 Things That I Don’t Do Anymore … & Why

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 03 25 — Cultural Control Of Poa Annua Seedheads

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 03 14 — Why Does Phosphite Matter

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 03 12 — The Psychology Of Going MLSN

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 02 02 — Turfgrass Fertilization Is Not That Complicated

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2016 01 09 — In 2015 I Spent Less On Pesticide Than Any Other Year

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 12 16 — Grass No Grow, Grass No Disease

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 11 10 — More Reductions In Quantity, Not Quality

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 08 15 — Preventative Fungicide Applications Would Have Robbed Me The Opportunity To Observe Disease

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 08 10 — Death To Poa Annua — Anthracnose

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 04 24 — Is Phosphite An Environmentally Friendly Alternative To Traditional Pesticides

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 04 20 — MLSN Guidelines — PACE Turf & Micah Woods

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 04 19 — Lean Mean & Green

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 04 18 — Core Aeration, A Thing Of The Past

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2015 04 07 — Controlling Disease On Tees & Approaches Without Pesticides

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 12 18 — Environmental Impact Quotient ( EIQ ) — Civitas — Phosphite — Self-Imposed Pesticide Ban

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 12 05 — I Have Made Great Strides To Reduce The Amount Of Fertilizer Applied

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 08 25 — One Light Application Of Chlorothalonil Would Use Up Half Of My Yearly Budgeted EIQ

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 08 23 — I Changed Over To The MLSN Fertility Guidelines

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 06 21 — Hole 3 Is Finally Looking Good Thanks To Some Tree Removal

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 04 24 — Spreading Fusarium Via Verti-Cutters & Mowers — Spot Treatment

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 03 09 — Fusarium Management Plan — Disease Was Pretty Bad

Reference -- Turf Hacker -- 2014 02 06 -- Acceptance Speech For Best Blog Award -- Video Recording -- 02 Minutes 10 Seconds

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 02 01 — Environmental Impact Quotient ( EIQ ) — Exactly What We Need

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 01 16 — Fusarium Spread & Spot Treating Questions

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 01 08 — Minimum Level For Sustainable Nutrition Guidelines ( MLSN )

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 01 06 — Primo MAXX Applications Could Fit Into My IPM Program

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2014 01 04 — Not What Golfers Want To See When They Search For Pender Harbour Golf

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2013 09 23 — Fairways Were Wiped Out — You Could See The Devastation From Space

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2013 07 20 — Dollar Spot Management Plan — Civitas & Phosphite Program

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2013 06 20 — Withholding Pesticides & Powering Through The Damage

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2013 05 26 — We Haven’t Used A Herbicide On Our Fairways In 10 Years

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2013 02 25 — Fusarium Patch — Phosphite & Civitas Applications On Greens

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2013 01 21 — Fusarium Patch — Extreme Attacks — Iron Sulphate & Phosphites

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 12 14 — Fairways Were Completely Smoked, No, NUKED With Dollar Spot

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 11 24 — Yellow Patch — Destruction Caused By Lack Of Pesticide Use

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 10 01 — I Rolled The Putting Greens At My Course About 200 Times

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 07 28 — Both Organic Golf Courses In British Columbia Have Gone Out Of Business

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 07 18 — Dollar Spot — Civitas, Phosphites, & Rhapsody ASO

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 07 07 — Fusarium Patch — I Began To Roll My Greens 2x Daily

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 05 30 — Fusarium Patch — Rolling Results

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2012 02 29 — Shade Makes It Hard To Grow Healthy Dense Turf That Can Compete With Moss

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Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 12 22 — Mower Efficiency Comparison — Surface Areas

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 12 01 — Another Look At Moss On Putting Greens

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 11 22 — I Punch The Greens With 3-In Long X 3-8-In Solid Tines

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 11 00 — Cultural Control Of Moss On Putting Greens

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 09 14 — If We Are Making Preventative Fungicide Applications, We Aren’t Seeing The Active Disease

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 09 05 — What Levels Of Turfgrass Death Are Acceptable — Without The Use Of Pesticides

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 09 02 — IPM Disease Monitoring — List Of Diseases

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 08 17 — IPM Against Dollar Spot — We Really Don’t Care If Our Fairways Get Disease Anyway

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2011 07 27 — The Continual Use Of Fungicides Doesn’t Give The Plant’s Natural Defence Systems A Chance To Fight Back 

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