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TurfNet personalities Frank Rossi, Dave Wilber, Randy Wilson, John Reitman, Jon Kiger and Peter McCormick interview a variety of turfies on a multitude of subjects... or just pontificate upon occasion.
 
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In this episode of the Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi chats with Clint Mattox of Oregon State about turf conditions and management strategies as summer winds down in the Pacific Northwest. Recorded September 5, 2019. Presented by DryJect and Intelligro | Civitas Turf Defense.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, RW reveals who is poaching our assistants, equipment techs and crew members, while explaining how to defeat the Mole People with careful use of the TurfNet Jobs board. In "Storytime" he tells about the time the Mole People almost got him. Also, Boof gets into it with Aint Feemy about her yoga pants, the gang ...…
 
David Dore-Smith, golf course superintendent at Copperleaf Golf Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, discusses his career plan, including a transition from a desire to become a landscape architect to golf course superintendent. He also discusses why it was important for him to leave his native Australia to pursue his dream, how an internship progra ...…
 
With the 2019 NFL football season upon us, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Andy McNitt of Penn State about recent advancements and technologies in sports field system management including measurement of field characteristics -- firmness, surface stability, traction, etc. All important, as 20% of football injuries remain field-related. Presented by C ...…
 
In this podcast for the TurfNet multimedia Women in Turf series, Jon Kiger chats with Tracey Maddison, head of membership at BIGGA, about the challenge of getting more females involved in golf course maintenance. Presented by Foley.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. David McCall, assistant professor of turfgrass pathology at Virginia Tech. Topics of discussion include McCall's research on turfgrass pathology in the transition zone, his work with drones and remote sensing, and GPS-guided spray application. Follow David on Twitter at @VTTurfPath ...…
 
Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Clark Throssell about his circuitous career from his Montana roots through Penn State to Kansas State, GCSAA, Purdue and Lebanon Turf to hanging out his own shingle with Turfgrass R & D, Inc., in Billings, Montana. Along the way, Throssell served as director of research for GCSAA; research committees of the USGA, O. J ...…
 
Lianne Larson has been superintendent at White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts for 23 years. In this episode of Women in Turf, sponsored by Foley, she talks about her career in the golf business, how she got started and who helped her develop her career along the way. Lianne also discusses what the business was like for women mor ...…
 
Rockbottum Radio is back from summer hiatus with a primer on how to get the big money as a big-time superintendent (and all the stress and pressure that goes with it). Be careful what you wish for! Randy waxes nostalgic about the days when golf course maintenance was relaxed, laid back and without the negative energy prevalent today. And in Sto ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Anthony Pioppi chats with Jim Barrett of James Barrett Associates, noted golf course irrigation designer and consultant. It could be argued that nobody in the golf business knows more about irrigation than Jim Barrett, who started designing irrigation systems back in 1972 for Robert Trent J ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, Anthony Pioppi chats with Tad King of King Collins Golf Course Design. King explains how he morphed from shaper and builder into a golf course designer, and relates some of the challenges and rewards of working on projects around the world. Presented by The Andersons and Golf Preservations.…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Lee Miller of the University of Missouri about prevention, appearance and control of early Pythium root disease... which is not a fungus, he emphasizes. With the very wet conditions this year in many parts of the country, "...all you need for Pythum to get a grip is a ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi chats with the always "frank" Rich Buckley of the Rutgers Diagnostic Lab about what he's seeing in the lab and what he's attributing it to: disease or abiotic stresses. Presented by Intelligro/Civitas and DryJect.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of TurfNet Turfgrass Hotline with Frank Rossi, Steve McDonald of Turfgrass Disease Solutions updates us on the turf disease and cultural conditions of the mid-Atlantic area for August, 2019. Presented by DryJect and Intelligro/Civitas Turf Defense.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid Corp and Stuart Lindsay of Edge Hill Golf Advisors. Jim is a frequent guest on Frankly Speaking, offering his refreshingly contrarian (some would say brutally realistic) view of the golf industry. Stuart Lindsay, a first-time guest, has 45 years of broad exp ...…
 
A year ago, Mathieu LeCompte became a first-time head superintendent when he accepted the job at Royal New Kent Golf Club in Providence Forge, Virginia, a Mike Strantz design that had become one of the many courses that had closed through the years. LeCompte talks with John Reitman about reviving the course from the ground up, including borrowi ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Art DeGaetano of Cornell University about the 2018 National Climate Assessment Report and its impact on the golf industry. Presented by DryJect and Intelligro/Civitas.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In his second season at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, Steve Cook chats with host John Reitman about lessons learned through a long career spanning some of the top courses throughout the Midwest. Steve talks about tournament prep for high-level events like this year's BMW Championship at Medinah and the 2004 Ryder Cup Matches at Oak ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, Anthony Pioppi chats with Drew White, new superintendent at The Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson, NJ, about the Donald Ross restoration project White started one week after he was hired this spring. Follow along on the Riverton CC Agronomy Twitter feed as the project progresses Presented by ...…
 
In this episode of TurfNet Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi chats with Rich Buckley of the Rutgers Diagnostic Lab about problems, patterns and trends he is seeing in the lab from samples sent in across the country. Recorded June 11, 2019. Presented by Civitas Turf Defense and DryJect.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
Andy Magnasco, superintendent at Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California, discusses his path to becoming a golf courese superintendent, those who helped him along the way and what he has done to create value in his position and set himself apart from others. This includes initiatives that are not necessarily related to golf, such as keeping b ...…
 
In this episode of Living Legends, Bob Zoller of Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California discusses his long career that started before the July 4, 1976 bicentennial in one of the country's top golf destinations. He also discusses golf turf management as a family legacy as well as some of the challenges facing superintendents ...…
 
In this episode of The TurfNet Renovation Report, Anthony Pioppi chats with Eric Johnson, director of agronomy at Chambers Bay, about the recent regrassing of greens from fescue to Poa annua sod. Presented by Golf Preservations -- the greens drainage specialists -- and The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group.…
 
In this episode of the Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi chats with Clint Mattox (@mattoxgolf), graduate research assistant at Oregon State Univ, about the past winter and current springtime turf conditions in the Pacific Northwest... and what to expect as Spring morphs into Summer. Recorded May 3, 2019. Timely Seasonal Snippets brought to you by ...…
 
In this episode of the Turfgrass Hotline, Frank Rossi chats with Rich Buckley, director of the Plant Diagnostic Lab and Nematode Detection Service at Rutgers. Topics include pink snow mold, Pythium root rot, anthracnose and surprises that may happen in cool weather when unexpected.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Ben McGraw of Penn State University on the latest research, control methodology, new larvicide products, adulticide resistance information and BMPs in ABW management. Presented by Civitas Turf Defense and DryJect.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this tale from The Greens of Wrath on Rockbottum Radio, young Randy relates the story from Burnt Run CC, circa 1971 when he employed certain hallucinogenic tactics to get his night waterman job back. Presented by Vinylguard Golf.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this April 5, 2019 session of Turfgrass Hotline on TurfNet RADIO, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Jim Kerns of NCSU about how southern turf is shaping up for the 2019 season. Presented by DryJect and Civitas Turf Defense.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report -- presented by The Andersons and Golf Preservations -- host Anthony Pioppi chats with golf course architect Brian Silva. Starting with Silva's "Lego-esque" career path from Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass (AS in turf management, BS in landscape architecture plus graduate work) to inst ...…
 
In this episode of Living Legends, George Thompson, CGCS, talks about his lengthy career on the golf course as a superintendent. Topics of discussion include career mentors, including Joe Troll, Ph.D., at his alma mater - the University of Massachusetts, and how management standards and golfer demands have changed through the years. He also tal ...…
 
Conrad Pannkuk, assistant superintendent at Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington, talks about his career, the benefits of participating in Nufarm's EXCEL career-development program for assistant superintendents and what his club is doing to address the labor crisis facing the golf turf maintenance industry.…
 
In this special episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with four influencers in the golf turf industry about how they manage their lives, health and careers through purposeful mindfulness. Frank's guests include Peter McCormick, founder of TurfNetDavid Kuypers, Syngenta CanadaPaul MacCormack, Fox Meadow Golf & Country ClubChris Tritabau ...…
 
In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, direct from Rockbottum Country Club, Randy offers another piece of Skeletal Golf Theory, Storytime, the official nominations for the Turpentine Corncob Award, a PSA about self improvement, how they intend to launch the TurfNet Wildlife calendar, Booferd falls in a bunker and can't get out, an emergency meeti ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Anthony Pioppi chats with Canadian golf course architect Jeff Mingay. Topics include other Canadian architects (famous or not, modern or classic), hoops to jump through to work in the US, favorite golf course designs of some little-known architects. Presented by Golf Preservations and The A ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. John Sorochan of the University of Tennessee about various factors -- especially mechanical -- that affect putting green performance. HOC, frequency of clip, mowing/rolling frequency, bedknife position and attitude, topdressing,and more. A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Jo ...…
 
In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman talks with Ron Freking, superintendent at Devou Golf and Event Center in Covington, Kentucky, about a career in public golf and how that might be appealing to future superintendents in the current golf economy. Freking was a mechanic in the Air Force when he went to work for his father, who at th ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Parker Anderson, research scientist at the University of Minnesota. Anderson is the facilitator of the Science of the Green Initiative, a research partnership between the USGA and the University of Minnesota that focuses on developing research and innovation strategies which address su ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi chats with professor Gerald Henry of the University of Georgia about precision turf management, spatial variability, mapping soils and soil moisture, fairway playability and sportsfield safety.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman talks with Sean Reehoorn, superintendent at Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Washington about how important it is to be ready for whatever curveball life throws at you. Reehoorn was the assistant at Aldarra Golf Club under Paul Colleran when his friend and mentor died in 2014 after battling brain ...…
 
Anthony Pioppi chats with hands-on golf course architect and shaper Kye Goalby.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
Time for the last and final "Rockbottum Prophecies for the Next Decade of Golf". This is required listening for all those with a stake in the future of golf. Also... ANTIGOLF protesters show up to riot and protest at Rockbottum CC...The gang figures out what's been digging up #13 green and organizes a posse of vigilantes to hunt it down,Momma h ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with legendary turf pathologist Dr. Joe Vargas of Michigan State University about his 50 year career as a plant pathologist, teacher, and muckraker. Never one to shy away from controversy or "rocking the boat", Joe Vargas is perhaps the original "outside the box" thinker... and having recen ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Mike Huck, principal of Irrigation & Turfgrass Services (Orange County, CA) during the recent California wildfires. What is the cause of the wildfires? Why so many fires? For one, the Santa Ana winds that blow hot and steady for weeks on end. Secondly, increased density of trees sharin ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Mike Fidanza of the Penn State University Berks Campus joins Dr. Frank Rossi for a wide-ranging chat for a retrospective on 2018 -- lots of rain, humidity, disease -- and a look ahead to 2019 and research in the pipeline. Presented by Civitas and DryJect.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, the usual cast of idiots, oafs and varlets keep interrupting Randy as he tries to pass along his proven techniques to skirt The Matrix and suppress the stress-inducing Noise in our lives. Spend a few minutes listening to Randy pontificate at his finest... and maybe you'll find the shoe fits a little bit. Pre ...…
 
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Anthony Pioppi chats with Kelly Shumate, director of agronomy at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs, WV. Only two weeks before the 2016 PGA Greenbrier Classic was scheduled to be played, the entire state of West Virginia was ravaged by 11" of rain in five hours, and resultant fla ...…
 
Recorded shortly after the PGA Championship at Bellerive, Frank chats with Lee Miller, PhD, associate professor of plant sciences at the University of Missouri about the wacky seasons of 2018, starting with three snow events and then 90 degree temps in May, in St. Louis. "We can grow any type of grass we want here in Missouri," quipped Lee Mill ...…
 
In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank visits with Dr. Paul Koch of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Listen in as Frank and Paul review the challenges and pitfalls of the 2018 season, including fungicide efficacy, predictive modeling and interval adjustment. Presented by DryJect and Intelligro/Civitas.…
 
In this episode of Living Legends, presented by the Nufarm Insider, host John Reitman chats with Steve Ehrbar, superintendent at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, FL, about his career path from deep Ohio roots to several locations around southern Florida, and working for Jim Loke and Jack Nicklaus.By TurfNet RADIO.
 
In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chats with Jesus Romero, assistant superintendent at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, about how to best manage an Hispanic workforce. Among other things... Gain their trustLet them know you are not going to take advantage of themMake them all feel importantLet them know there are opportunitie ...…
 
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