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Dr. Bryan Unruh: Creation, implementation and importance of BMPs for golf course management

Posted in Frank Talk 02 May 2017 · 842 views

Best management practices (BMP) provide superintendents with critical tools needed to maintain golf courses to the satisfaction of golfers and owners while complying with local, state and federal regulations.

 

In this episode of Frankly Speaking, I chat with Dr. Bryan Unruh, Professor of Environmental Horticulture and Associate Center Director at the University of Florida, IFAS, West Florida Research and Education Center, about his role spearheading the nationwide initiative creating BMPs for all aspects of golf course management... from water quality, nutrient management, pesticide use and IPM, pollinator protection and energy management.

 

Listeners will leave with a better understanding of the important role of BMPs, and how you can get involved in BMP creation and implementation in your local area.

 

As always, smart talk from leading thinkers... presented by DryJect.

 




The State of Golf and Government Affairs...

Posted in Frank Talk 21 April 2017 · 682 views

In this episode of Frankly Speaking, I had an opportunity to chat with Michael Lee, government affairs manager at GCSAA, and Bob Helland, GCSAA director of congressional and federal affairs, about the upcoming National Golf Day on Capitol Hill (April 24-26), and other advocacy initiatives that GCSAA is involved with on behalf of the game of golf.

 

Smart talk from leading thinkers, and always frankly speaking.

 




Superintendents and Skin Cancer... with Sean Sullivan

Posted 14 April 2017 · 576 views

In this important podcast, I speak frankly with Sean Sullivan of Briarwood Golf Club in Billings, MT, about his experience with skin cancer, and concerns that all superintendents should have about it.

 

We get into the various types of skin cancer, genetic susceptibility (as Sean's Irish heritage predisposes him), diagnosis, treatments and precautions... including Sean's references to "core removal" and PGRs.

 

As always, smart talk from leading thinkers, presented by DryJect.

 




Grassing the National Mall with Michael Stachowicz...

Posted in Frank Talk 06 April 2017 · 684 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 · 720 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.

 








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