Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., Ohio State University: Summer Stress ManagementEvent Date: May 14 2013 (Length: 1:45:00)
Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., of The Ohio State University discusses management practices that bring golf course turf to the brink of disaster and how those conditions are exacerbated during times of environmental stress. He includes agronomic practices designed to minimize the threat of turf stress during the height of the playing season to promote a healthy stand of turf not only through the current year but into the next as well.
Cale Bigelow, Ph.D., Purdue University: Putting Green Potpourri: A Little Bit of EverythingEvent Date: Apr 24 2013 (Length: 1:28.10)
Cale Bigelow, Ph.D., of Purdue University discusses fertility programs, PGR use and other management solutions to maintaining cool-season putting greens during times of high heat stress.
John Kaminski, Ph.D., Penn State University: Introduction to Social Media for Golf Course SuperintendentsEvent Date: Apr 11 2013 (Length: 1:33:00)
John Kaminski, Ph.D., of Penn State University discusses how using social media can help superintendents communicate more efficiently with golfers. The presentation also provides instruction on how to set up working accounts on various social media platforms.
Bruce Martin, Ph.D., Clemson University: Plant Health Benefits from Fungicides: History, Science & RealitiesEvent Date: Mar 19 2013 (Length: 1:30:00)
Bruce Martin, Ph.D., of Clemson University discusses the history of non-target beneficial effects of fungicides, where scientific evidence of plant health improvement exists, the magnitude of the effects, and how these effects benefit the end-user.
Bruce Williams, CGCS: Motivating Your TeamEvent Date: Mar 05 2013 (Length: 1:34:00)
Bruce R. Williams of Bruce Williams Golf Consulting discusses techniques to train, motivate and manage your staff and ways to keep them engaged and focused so your entire team remains productive and operates efficiently.
Jerry Lemons and Lester George: Master Planning for SustainabilityEvent Date: Feb 27 2013 (Length: 1:39:21)
Jerry Lemons and Lester George of Lee Trevino Golf Design and George Design, respectively, will discuss golf course design with sensible management practices in mind. This discussion will include information both on why most master plans fail and how to create one that will be successful.
Thom Nikolai, Ph.D.: Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of Turfgrass in an Urban EnvironmentEvent Date: Feb 13 2013 (Length: 1:35:32)
A discussion about the benefits of turfgrass environments, including golf courses and urban landscapes, on the overall environment and the role of professional turf managers in helping keep the environment clean now and in the future.
Nick Christians, Ph.D., Iowa State University: Turf Management and the Heat and Drought of 2012Event Date: Jan 09 2013 (Length: 1:27:48)
A discussion of the historical weather data from 2012, with a comparison to earlier high-stress years. It will include a discussion of how the heat affected creeping bentgrass in the summer of 2012 and how superintendents handle the stress.
John Patterson, PGA National Resort & Spa: Tier IV Overview and What it Means for YouEvent Date: Jan 08 2013 (Length: 1:19:42)
John Patterson, equipment manager at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and the current president of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association, begins with an overview of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations structure and specific chemical reduction requirements associated with Tier IV engine emissions standards. The presentation also includes different mechanical strategies necessary to achieve compliance.
Frank S. Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University: PGRs and Ball Roll - What You Thought You KnewEvent Date: Nov 29 2012 (Length: 1:34:00)
The old saying the greens never played as good as they did the day before they died illustrates how hard it can be for superintendents to maximize green speeds. There is no question that understanding the nature of putting green speed (ball roll distance) is vital for producing high quality surfaces without catastrophic failure. Dr. Rossi addresses some interesting aspects of growth, PGR use, rolling and chemical pesticide effects on ball roll distance in a way that might leave you questioning what you thought you knew.
Bruce R. Williams, CGCS: Interviews That Get You the JobEvent Date: Nov 20 2012 (Length: 1:29:28)
Bruce shares his experience to help attendees secure an interview and prepare for the questions that will come their way. He will also provide advice on how attendees can gain a competitive advantage when seeking that dream job. Topics that will be covered including using the resume to get the interview, knowing who will conduct the interview, planning for the interview, researching the job, practicing for the big day, hard questions, etiquette and attire, the packet that sells you, follow-up with interviewers, Q&A and closing comments.
Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D., Auburn University: The Ins and Outs of Foliar FertilizersEvent Date: Nov 07 2012 (Length: 1:00:52)
Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D., of Auburn University discusses the action of foliar fertilizers and how they work their way into the plant compared with other nutrient products. She also provides an analysis of the contents of foliar fertilizers and will discuss which nutrients work best in foliar fertilization programs under various conditions. This Webinar also explores how foliar fertilizers and their movement is affected by overhead irrigation systems and how users can avoid potential problems such as the threat of turfgrass burn.