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

Posted in Frank Talk 18 May 2017 · 497 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 · 668 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 · 587 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.

 




Grassing the National Mall with Michael Stachowicz...

Posted in Frank Talk 06 April 2017 · 620 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 · 661 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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