Writing and Publications
Agrostis founder, Tim Lodge, has written extensively on sports surface technology in the industry press throughout his career, building on his research work which itself generated numerous academic publications.
Recent published articles in the industry press include...
Turfgrass seed - could it be more helpful? - Mar 2017
Is natural turf losing out? - Sep 2016
How green is the industry? - Apr 2015
Natural turf golf greens - Are the on the way out? - May 2015
Natural grass pitches can be a winner at Qatar World Cup - Aug 2014
No interest in old fashioned research - Jan 2014
One size does not fit all! - Nov 2013
Soakaway systems - A grand unifying theory Aug 2013
Agrostis and endophyte technology in grass seed - June 2013
Jumpers for goalposts - Apr 2013
STARSS in their eyes? - Aug 2010
Pasture management - May 2009
Tim Lodge has the only fine turf maintenance and construction oriented PhD in the UK. This was acquired in 1994 from the University of Leeds with a thesis entitled ‘The Construction, Irrigation and Fertiliser Nutrition of UK Golf Greens'. This is available in the Edward Boyle Library at the University of Leeds. The funding for this research was provided by The R&A.
Other work with which Tim was involved and which led to numerous publications includes the ‘Golf Standards Project’ – a nationwide survey of scientific aspects of golf green form and structure (1994 to 1995), also funded by The R&A.
Lodge T A & Pilbeam D J (1994) A method of classifying the quality of golf green turf. Science and Golf II. Proceedings of the World Scientific Congress of Golf. (Ed. A.J. Cochran & M.R. Farrally), E. & F.N. Spon, London 419-424.
Thirteen papers in J. Sports Turf Res. Inst. between 1990 and 1996. These papers may be obtained from appropriate academic libraries and are available online through the Turfgrass Information File at Michigan State University. Their titles include :
Also, from a Previous Life:
Davies, W.J., Metcalfe, J., Lodge, T.A. & da Costa, A.R. (1986). Plant growth substances and the regulation of growth under drought. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 13, 105 - 125.