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At the onset of this micro learning event, Beth Guertal, Ph.D., explains, “A soil test report is supposed to give you an idea of what the nutrient status is of various soil nutrients in your soil and then give you a recommendation for how much you need to see your plant through the next cropping season.” She then proceeds to use BEER as an example to help you better understand the nuances of soil reports. Take a look to learn more about the differences between labs and how that impacts the report you receive.
Maintained turf is critical to the playing field of golf and provides a valuable green space in urban environments. There are other elements to the golf course that can provide pollinator and wildlife habitat. You can learn more about it and what you can do from Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., as he covers interesting aspects of sustainability in this 40-minute presentation.
The Annual Bluegrass Weevil (ABW) has a known destructive preference for annual bluegrass. Can this be harnessed for good? Researchers evaluated withholding ABW control; in this 40-minute webinar, Katie Diehl explains.
Rick Fredericksen, CGCS, and assistant superintendent Ryan Ebeling share the action plan implemented at Woodhill Country Club to address impacts from COVID-19. Working in partnership with Wayzata Country Club, the team shares priorities established to address both reductions in staff and minimum maintenance practices. This 20-minute event wraps up with Woodhill’s golf pro, Paul Kelly, emphasizing the importance of communication during times of crisis and beyond.
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How do we get organic nitrogen to plant-available nitrogen? In this micro learning event, Beth Guertal, Ph.D., explains how the turf plant takes up nitrogen and how that relates back to carbon. She quickly covers the importance of the Nitrogen cycle, carbon to nitrogen ratios and how that impacts management for your turf.
Cation Exchange Capacity sounds fancy and complicated, but it’s a pretty solid concept that helps you better understand your soil and its ability to hold nutrients. Beth Guertal, Ph.D., takes a look at the reason ‘CEC’ will show up on your soil-test report, and what you can do with that information. Seriously, 15 minutes to learn the basics of CECs.
When Trent Manning used a chainsaw to fell a huge cottonwood at Settindown Creek Course of Ansley Golf Club in Georgia, his co-worker took video of the event. In this On Demand, GCSAA team members quizzed Manning about the processes you see and behind-the-scenes info you’ll want to know. Ideas on ways you can use the resulting lumber at your facility round out this half-hour event.
In this three-part series, Erin Wolfram provides tips that can help you build your network virtually and capitalize on offerings currently available due to Covid-19. Part 1will help you make connections without leaving your house or workplace
In this three-part series, Erin Wolfram provides tips that can help you build your network virtually. Part 2 covers details to help if you are a participant or meeting host.
In this three-part series, Erin Wolfram provides tips that can help you build your network virtually. Covid-19 has added some extra layers to workplace precautionary measures. In this section, Wolfram provides ideas to maintain necessary safety, while still being professional and respectful.
Now more than ever, safety comes first. Join Gary Bogdanski, equipment manager at The Sharon Golf Club for a 15-minute webinar providing guidance on navigating COVID-19 impacts in the turf care center. Reminders for safer operation and tips for the equipment manager converting to remote work are covered.
CO2 is what makes the planet habitable. But too much of this greenhouse gas increases our temperatures. Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., discusses some of the science behind these changes as they relate to turfgrass management and weed control.
Being a golf course superintendent is not just about you! Be part of something bigger, a more compelling mission. In this 15-minute webinar, Carol Rau, PHR, explains how you can use your resume and interview answers to elevate your story and win in your next job search. We explore ways to not get bogged down in the tasks of what you do, but rather, to look up and elevate your story as part of a team, golf facility, and the game of golf.
Episode 12 of the GCSAA podcast has been approved for education points. Take a listen to host Scott Hollister's interview of Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., and learn more about the 1, 2 punch program. You'll hear a code to enter on the GCSAA web site to record your earned points.
Episode 16 of the GCSAA podcast has been approved for education points. Take a listen to host Scott Hollister's interview of Thom Nikolai, Ph.D., Dogs (that’s Doctor of Green Speed.) You'll hear a code to enter on the GCSAA web site to record your earned points.
Fertilization of turfgrass takes place at every golf course. Some would call if a basic process, but the math involved is anything but basic. In this 40-minute presentation, Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., goes over the calculations needed to provide specific amounts of Nitrogen to different areas of turf. He covers both granular and liquid fertilizers, explaining differences in detail you need to capture from the products’ packaging. You’ll come away with the information you need to do the math for both purchasing and application for different areas of your facility.
In this 40-minute presentation, Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., covers the management of fungal pathogens in the Northwest U.S. and Canada. His focus is on the diseases anthracnose, Microdochium patch and gray snow mold. Management of these pathogens includes both cultural practices and the use of fungicides. Extra emphasis is placed on fungicide selection and development of a rotation program. Turfgrass managers from any growing zone can benefit from Kowalewski’s examples, especially those involving creation of a program using proper rotation of product modes of action.
Google Drive can help your facility collaborate and stay organized. Learn the basics with Trent Manning, equipment manager at Ansley Golf Club. Start with this first video in a series to create a Drive for your facility, understand file types, learn how to share with your team, and more.
Recorded live during an equipment managers tech session for the ET members of the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the GCSAA at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. Erik Parker and Chris Rapp cover bench setting vs. effective height of cut, bedknife aggressiveness and frequency of clip issues. Details on troubleshooting of various quality of cut issues round out this presentation.
In this 40-minute recording, Beth Guertal, Ph.D., examines terms associated with water movement in soils. First will be a discussion on the basics of properties of water, focused on adhesion and cohesion. Next, we will cover water movement in saturated and unsaturated conditions, and how this affects drainage and water flow. This talk goes hand-in-hand with the second in the series, Soil Physical Properties, for your basic background knowledge.
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