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Grassing the National Mall with Michael Stachowicz...

Posted in Frank Talk 06 April 2017 · 834 views

In this episode, I speak frankly with Michael Stachowicz, former golf course superintendent now agronomist with the National Park Service, responsible for managing the turf on the National Mall in Washington.


Topics range from job transition to sand-based systems, turf selection and getting the seed you want, politics and turf damage prevention.


Smart talk from leading thinkers, presented by DryJect.


Resistance Radio... pesticide resistance, that is!

Posted in Frank Talk 22 March 2017 · 868 views

In this episode of Frankly Speaking, host Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Penn State entomologist Dr. Ben McGraw and weed specialist Dr. Jim Brosnan from the University of Tennessee about pesticide resistance, ABW surveys with surprising results, old vs new chemistries, weed susceptibility testing, UT's new herbicide selection tool, and the upcoming Poa Day at UT to be broadcast via Facebook Live.


Not to mention New England sports, banjo playing and beer drinking!


Smart talk from leading thinkers... presented by DryJect.


Dr. Ben Wherley: The influence of deficit irrigation on turf growth and performance

Posted in Frank Talk 16 February 2017 · 1,240 views

In this episode of Frankly Speaking, I chat with Dr. Ben Wherley of Texas A&M about the influence of deficit irrigation on turf growth and performance, along with the many issues surrounding water and the impact of shortages on management decisions. Smart talk from leading thinkers... Frankly Speaking.



Presented by DryJect and Turf Screen.

Frankly Speaking: Dr. Joe Roberts on etiolation and the microbiome project

Posted in Frank Talk 01 December 2016 · 1,906 views

In this episode of Frankly Speaking, my guest is Dr. Joe Roberts, plant pathologist at the University of Maryland. Hot topics include bacterial etiolation and decline and their relation to environmental and agronomic stresses, and the new Turfgrass Microbiome project that Dr. Roberts is participating in.  The Turf Microbiome project will identify and study communities of microorganisms that live within and on the plant that may be related to functions in turfgrass health. 


As always, smart talk from leading thinkers... and only on TurfNetRADIO.


Frankly Speaking: Dan Dinelli, CGCS, of North Shore Country Club

Posted in Frank Talk 18 November 2016 · 7,167 views

Topdressing ENCOURAGES accumulation of organic matter? Say what?


In this EPIC episode of Frankly Speaking, I chat, argue, holler and challenge Dan Dinelli, CGCS, at North Shore CC in Chicagoland and recipient of the GCSAA"s Presidential Award for Environmental Stewardship.


Our conversation ranges from Dan's long-term research in putting green rootzone behavior over time, to cultivar assessment and selection for the impending rebuilding of the 1924 greens at North Shore, to the successes and frustrations with golfer expectations, organic management and his current research on rootzones and OM accumulation.


Smart talk from leading thinkers in the golf turf industry. Presented by DryJect and Turf Screen.


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