Welcome to the new and improved Turf Diseases website! The redesign has been in the works for some time now and due to the limited budget (it makes me laugh even to hear the word budget) it took some time to get things moving along.
So let me explain a few of the new features and the setup of the new site.
Entire new look: We are sure that it will take some getting used to, but we feel that the new site will be much more user friendly and will allow us to bring you more content in a more organized fashion.[/box]
There are a few changes to the site that will take it beyond a blog site. We have added the following sections (some will take a while to roll out)
Updates from around the world are now broken down into slightly different regions. You can now get all of the updates or you can boil it down just to what’s in your area. This remains the main focus of the blog and will be featured prominently in the Featured Section as well as down the left side of the home page with large photos.
A new research section now exists on the home page and in the navigation. Hopefully, our bloggers (we’re expanding in numbers) will bring research-based information separate from their updates to give you an up to the minute account on what’s working and not working in the research trials.
We currently have three separate sections in the “Tech” section of the blog. These include Tools of the Trade, Social Media, and Photography (suggest more if you have any ideas). Tools of theTtrade will deal with unique strategies using various equipment to help manage healthy turf. Social Media will aim to provide tutorials and other technical information which will hopefully make the idea of utilizing this growing form of communication less daunting. Finally, the Photography section is one that came out of John Kaminski’s love for photography and bitterness towards getting bad photos sent for diagnostic purposes. The Photography section will be technical at times, but will also just show how others have used photography to help their cause at their golf course (e.g., before and afters).
Disease Profiles and Images
Two other major sections that are currently in development are the Disease Profiles and Images sections. We are currently looking for sponsors to assist in the costs associated with getting these section completed, but we will let you know as each disease profile is completed. The construction of the images section is already underway.
[box class=”warning”]Just because we are live doesn’t mean that we are done making modifications. If you see something wrong or have an idea for improvement, please contact us.[/box]