Shedding light on seed issues Shortages, quality among concerns facing seed industry. Take time to tout your technician The highlight of our year is giving out awards - like the Golden Wrench. TurfNet webinar bank includes 170+ recordings (and counting) -- all now free Watching past TurfNet Webinars is now free to everyone. International surprise at Coldiron Award presentation Josh Webber stayed with Jerry and Susan Coldiron for six months, ten years ago. He flew over from England for the presentation.
Lester George, George Golf Design: Golf course design and sustainability for the future
Feb 27 2018In this TurfNet Webinar, golf course architect Lester George of George Golf Design will discuss ways to apply architectural features of golf course design into routine and sustainable maintenance practices. The discussion will focus on primary, secondary and out-of-play areas, and how much attent...
- Interview questions for new superintendent
posted Feb 16 2018 by Jim Hesselbrock"After 37 years at my current position, I am retiring this spring. I have been asked by the search committee to help them come up with some questions to ask potential candidates. I'd like some sugge..."
- Volume-metric Water Costs
posted Feb 15 2018 by Sean A Hoolehan CGCS"Does anyone have a rate they are being charged for irrigation water? I would prefer something in the acre foot range.Just trying to put some sort of reasonable dollar figure together in the event t..."
- Rotary spreader attachment for calibration
posted Feb 13 2018 by Jeff Johnson"I know there's an attachment for rotary spreaders to catch the fertilizer when calibrating, in fact we have one, but it's really old and I don't recall the brand or where we bought it. It's time fo..."
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TURFNET AT BTME HARROGATE, 2018
- It’s Tuesday – Time to Hit the Stands!
"Tuesday represented the first chance to visit the trade show at BTME. Booths (called "stands" in the local vernacular) are generally smaller at this show than at GIS. As you'd expect, the major mower manufacturers have larger stands in order to display multiple piece..." Read more →
Here at the 'Rock
- Lightning! Lightning! Lightning!
"The Mad Golf Prophet (MGP) has just issued a Lightning Warning for the upcoming golf season. *Note: This is not a "Lightening" warning, the spelling preferred by heavy internet users, because that would indicate weight reduction or a severe increase in pasty, pale skin . . . like when you go to..." Read more →
- Real Science Behind Climate Change, with Dr. Art DeGaetano
"In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Art DeGaetano of Cornell University about the underlying science of climate change. Dr. DeGaetano is a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University and Director of the Northe..." Read more →
The Mindful Superintendent
- The View...
"We are well into the New Year and hopefully most of the resolution hoopla has passed us over until next year. It seems that the resolution craze has simply become yet another fabricated holiday that marketers and advertisers use to sell us things that we just don't need. They know that if every n..." Read more →
THE RENOVATION REPORT
- Renovation Report: North Ridge Country Club with Butch Sheffield
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen, host Jon Kiger chats with Butch Sheffield, long-time superintendent at North Ridge Country Club, about the recent practice facility renovatio... Read more →
THE LADDER TurfNetRADIO podcast series
- Jared Weight of Muirfield Village Golf Club
"In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chats with Jared Weight, assistant superintendent at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH, about his career path, working with Paul B. Latshaw and Chad Mark, and golf course conditioning in Pittsburgh... among other..." Read more →
Third Way Green
- Orbiting the Giant Hairball...
"Several years ago at a previous job, I became mired in a funk. This funk had to do with the politics of my organization, and with how those politics frequently seemed to force me to work in ways that I did not support. This was not a new situation for me. Many people..." Read more →
Career & Tech Interchange
- Winter Career and Technology Checklist
"For many of you winter is the only time you are able to really spend much time in the office. So, I thought I would include a few things we've covered at different times over the last several years that you can take action on now... when you actually have some time f..." Read more →
LIVING LEGENDS: Where are they now?
- David Stone, of The Honors Course in Ooltewah, TN
"In this episode of Living Legends, presented by the Nufarm Insider, host John Reitman chats with David Stone, retired superintendent at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, TN. Stone had been at The Honors Course since construction in 1982 (that's 35 years for anyone counting) and u..." Read more →
TURFNET MEMBERS TRIP TO SCOTLAND, 2017
- Looking after the Non-Golfers...
"A big part of our international members trips is making sure the non-golfers have side activities to partake in while the rest of the group is away playing golf. Thursday was moving day where as a group we were checking out of the hotel in St. Andrews and moving into..." Read more →
THE PIN SHEET
DAVE WILBER: The Turfgrass Zealot
- The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Special Episode: Celebrating Jerry Coldiron "A great friend of TurfNet, Jerry Coldiron, needs to be remembered as the wonderful, amazing man that he was. Peter McCormick, founder and Maestro of TurfNet, chats with me about the passing of a great friend and Turfhead. To so many, Jerry was a light of positive influence... and his untimely a..." Read more →
PETER McCORMICK: View from the Cheap Seats
- Matters of the heart...
"Yesterday was Valentine's Day, that Hallmark-perpetuated day of roses, chocolates and mushy greeting cards that gives a nice uptick to the mid-February economy. Sounds kind of cynical, doesn't it? But no! I went whole-hog yesterday with a $6.99 greeting card (Hallmark, nothing but the best), a dozen roses, a warm cinnamon bun from the bakery, and date night by a roaring fi..." Read more →
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