The ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods

The temperature-based growth potential, developed by PACE Turf, transforms the average air temperature to a growth potential (GP). The GP is conveniently scaled from 0 to 1 (or from 0 to 100%, if you prefer), and high GP values indicate that the air temperature is close to an optimum for grass growth. This episodes looks at a very interesting question: are there places on earth with a high GP for cool-season grass, all the year round?

See this blog post for charts and a full explanation:

Read more about all kinds of turfgrass topics at
Get ATC newsletters at
Turfgrass information and decision-making tools at
PACE Turf YouTube channel at
ATC's YouTube channel at
Listen to the ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods podcast at
Listen to the ATC Office Hours podcast at

Creators & Guests

Micah Woods
I'm chief scientist at the Asian Turfgrass Center and director of the @paceturf information service. Some current projects include #OM246, #ClipVol, and #MLSN.

What is The ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods?

I discuss ATC blog posts, with supplementary information, stories, and the reasons why I thought the topic was worth writing about, and worth reading about. Thus, a doublecut of these topics. This covers grass selection, playability, and all the work done to create a certain type of turfgrass surface.