Jump to content

Dr. Frank Rossi: Frankly Speaking


Dan Dinelli and Dr. Roch Gaussoin: Role and Management of Organic Matter

Posted 31 May 2017 · 1,324 views

Following up on two previous deep-dive conversations into the role and management of organic matter in fine turf, I once again host Dr. Roch Gaussoin of the University of Nebraska and Dan Dinelli, golf course superintendent at North Shore Country Club in the Chicagoland area.

 

Listen in we go at it for an hour, winding up with a fascinating discussion about Dan's research into biochar as a component or amendment of golf turf.

 

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

 




Dr. Bruce Clarke: Creation and evolution of BMPs for managing turf diseases

Posted in Frank Talk 18 May 2017 · 880 views

In this episode of Frankly Speaking, I had a great, far-ranging chat with plant pathologist extraordinaire Dr. Bruce Clarke of Rutgers University.

 

We kicked off with the history, creation and evolution of BMPs for managing patch diseases and anthracnose in turf and segued into programmatic approaches to control, intertwining of micronutrients and cultural practices, solid vs hollow tine aerification, self-inflicted issues, topdressing, nitrogen... and the real possibility -- with strict adherence to established BMPs -- of moving toward a scouting-based curative program for anthracnose management.

 

Bruce also filled us in on the upcoming 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference to be held July 16-21 in New Brunswick, NJ.

 

Presented by DryJect.

 




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

Posted in Frank Talk 02 May 2017 · 1,249 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 · 838 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 · 727 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.

 








Frankly Speaking is presented by DryJect/Maximus by DryJect.
Frankly Speaking podcasts are now available on iTunes and Stitcher!

Follow Dr. Frank Rossi on Twitter @fsr33

Search This Blog

© 1994-2017 Turnstile Media Group. All Rights Reserved.