Hi. I'm Micah Woods, chief scientist at the Asian Turfgrass Center. I've been studying turfgrass around the world since the 1990s, and I've been writing about turfgrass on my blog in three decades now. That's more than a thousand posts about all kinds of turfgrass topics --- playing conditions, fertilizer, soil tests, grass selection, sustainability, frost delays, growth rate --- pretty much everything that I've been interested in.
In this ATC Doublecut series, I'm discussing some of these same topics. Mostly it's the new blog posts, the most recently published ones, but I may take a second look at some of the classic, perennially popular topics. And that's what this Doublecut is --- another look at a topic, with some supplemental information, perhaps some background stories about the topic that I didn't include in the blog post, a justification for why I thought the topic was important enough to write about, and important enough for you to read.
These are going to be in the form of videos, so I can show some photos or charts if I think they are relevant, and I'm also releasing this series as a podcast, because I try to describe what I am seeing, so I think this can work as pure audio too. If you think the topic is interesting enough to learn more about, and I hope you will, then you can check out the details at asianturfgrass.com. I put the link to each post getting the Doublecut treatment in the show notes.
My idea with this series is to discuss each topic in a casual way, without too many numbers. To hit the key points, as if I were talking with a friend, explaining why I wrote the blog post, and what I am excited about with that particular topic, and what I hope a broader knowledge of that topic might accomplish. If you are a regular reader of the ATC website, then I expect this will be interesting for you because it provides more information about the topics I've written about. And if you are not a regular reader, I hope you'll find the ATC Doublecut enjoyable, as an easy way to find out more about these topics, without having to stop what you're doing, sit down, and read.
Turfgrass management and some of the technical details, that's a niche topic. To be able to connect with people around the world with interest in this same niche topic of turfgrass management, that's an amazing thing. Thanks for listening, watching, and for your interest in these topics.