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Micah Woods
Interests: turfgrass science
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The fruit vendor at the market has five varieties of mango this time of year. Yesterday at the grocery store there were seven varieties on sale. My neighbor's mango tree is an early one; it flowered in December, I've watched... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
You've seen, perhaps, the Devil barbecue potato chip in Thailand. I'd had the one in the silver packaging. There's also a Devil flavor in a red bag. "Let me try this one too," I thought the other day. I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
A lot has happened since my last post about a surprising "Chef's Signature" flavor. That includes my purchase and careful happy hour tasting session of a Devil barbecue chip, retasting the signature salted egg and trying a new signature roasted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
You saw, perhaps, the serendipitous arrival (or was it discovery?) of two extraordinary new potato chip flavors last month. These were "Chef's Signature" flavors. I was excited to find another flavor in this line. It is baked cheese with tamarind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
I'd been in southern Thailand, doing the things one does there. Botanizing. Boat rides. Train rides. Eating lots of regional food like khua kling. And keeping my eyes open for the next new flavor of potato chips. I usually see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
A friend sent me a link to the [Business Mirror's Golf Section]( and said I should check it out. I did that, and found a picture of myself above a report about Nutranta's Best Practices seminar, where I spoke about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
These are the books I finished reading in 2019. And notes about my favorites. * *Ten Years in Japan* by Joseph Grew. Grew was the US ambassador to Japan from 1932 until the war. I was fascinated by the diplomatic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Micah Woods Official Site
I've been cutting back on the potato chips recently, and doing a bit of running. Last weekend I was up early on Sunday to join a large crowd in Surat Thani province for a 30 km run through the beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Micah Woods Official Site
I made this map to show some of the places I've traveled to over the past few years. This is a test to see if it displays here. In other news, when I arrived in Thailand on a recent trip,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at Micah Woods Official Site
Lay's Thailand continue their periodical release of new potato chip flavors. I was in Bangkok earlier this month and tried the crab curry flavor. I saw the extreme hot chili flavor and didn't bother trying it. Then I went to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Micah Woods Official Site
The Football Association of Thailand and the Thai League are putting on a full day workshop for sports turf managers on August 5. The workshop is organized by Golf Course Specialists. With the generous support from these groups, the workshop will be free to attend. The focus of this day is pitch performance in Thailand, Japan, and England. How does one assess the performance of a pitch? How does one achieve the desired standard? What are the standards? What are the current conditions of football pitches in Thailand? Those are the primary topics for this intensive one day event, to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Asian Turf Seminar
Regular readers of this site will know that when I visit Thailand after a long absence, one of the first things I do is check the new potato chip flavors. There have been some intriguing ones over the years. Last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Micah Woods Official Site
that this is the best one yet. It was quite a birdie. And, considering how I'd played the previous 14 holes, a genuine stunning one as well. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Micah Woods Official Site
On a recent visit to Thailand, there was this new flavor. That was impressive. I didn't think it could get any better. And then, today I discovered these limited editions with a cooling sensation. I thought I might have posted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Micah Woods Official Site
I've had lots of inquiries about the March conference, and am pleased to share this information about the conference organized by the Thai Golf Course Superintendent Association (TGCSA) and the Sports Authority of Thailand. For more details, please contact the TGCSA at ATC is not involved with the organization or registration for this conference. Please direct all inquiries to the TGCSA at Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Asian Turf Seminar
[Joe Gulotti]( had me as a guest on his [The Talking Greenkeeper]( show this week. We talked about elephant footprints, the MLSN soil nutrient guidelines, measuring clipping volume, my book [*A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping*](, the temperature-based turfgrass growth potential,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Micah Woods Official Site
Anyone else thrilled to see the new Thomas & Friends X J.League collaboration? That's an official collaboration. Then there are just good ideas. Like the Lobster Hot Plate flavor from Lay's Thailand. And the Thai Tea ice cream cone from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Micah Woods Official Site
If you like ketchup-flavored potato chips, I would like to recommend the lasagna flavor now available in Thailand. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Micah Woods Official Site
I'm a big fan of collaboration. These are some of my favorites. There was the SAPPORO X ROYCE' collaboration some years ago. The idea was brilliant. Two of my favorite brands. Collaborating. On a chocolate beer! I bought one at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Micah Woods Official Site
On July 25, there will be a full day seminar about football pitch maintenance in Thailand. This seminar is free to attend, and will be held in the Sport Science Center Building at Bangkok Thonburi University. Registration form and additional details in these files: Registration form Seminar brochure Seminar schedule Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Asian Turf Seminar
Do you recall my assertion that the Sam Khok diet had run its course? That the Sam Khok diet was dead as a door nail? That I had given up all hope of finding fried baby frogs the size of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Micah Woods Official Site
Writing is difficult. This week it has been especially so, and I've been reading instead. This is what's on my desk tonight. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Micah Woods Official Site
The TGCSA have announced the details of the 2018 conference. It will be at the Dusit Thani Pattaya and at Laem Chabang International Country Club. 2018 programme Registration form TGCSA website Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Asian Turf Seminar
Last week I had a chance to stay at the Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel. I don't often have the chance to stay at such a nice hotel. The views were so good, and as the light changed I often... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at Micah Woods Official Site
I counted all the flights I've been on since mid-October of 2008. That's a little more than nine years' ago, and it came to 760 flights in 3,317 days. This table shows all the routes, arranged in order of frequency.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Micah Woods Official Site