24 Oct '15, 8pm

Fraze mowing is becoming more popular in the U.S., & supers are noticing immediate results.

Fraze mowing is becoming more popular in the U.S., & supers are noticing immediate results.

Chop the top: Fraze mowing gains traction in US By Chris Lewis | September 23, 2015 Fraze mowing is becoming more popular in the U.S., and superintendents are noticing immediate results. Ask any U.S.-based superintendent about their knowledge of, or experience with, fraze mowing and they likely will respond with a common description — unusual, shocking, perhaps even mysterious. In fact, the concept is so new that some superintendents either haven’t heard about it or are just becoming familiar with it. Yet, since it was introduced in 1996 by Dutch sports field manager Ko Rodenburg, it has become quite popular in the UK, especially within the soccer industry. Stadiums have used the cultural treatment technique — which removes the top ¼ inch to 2 inches of turf from fields — to eliminate most, if not all, organic buildup, Poa annua seeds and thatch. In response, the technique...

Full article: http://www.golfdom.com/chop-the-top-fraze-mowing-gains-tr...

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