Mowing Matters - On Demand

John C. Sorochan, Ph.D.
Start Date
90 Minutes

Mowing is one of the most important aspects in preparing golf’s playing field. You, as an equipment manager, make a direct impact on mower conditions and that, in turn, makes an impact back on your career. Join John Sorochan, Ph.D., for this 90-minute webinar to learn about the latest mower engineering configurations. You’ll get ideas to develop or modify mowing practices for putting greens and more. Discussion will include:

  • Understanding “Behind Center Distance” (BCD), and how aggressive BCD mower configurations impact effective height of cut
  • Understanding “Behind Center Distance” (BCD), and how aggressive BCD mower configurations impact clipping yield and sand topdressing incorporation
  • Understanding “Frequency of Clip” (FOC) and effective mowing height
  • Understanding and incorporating grooming brushes into your putting green mowing schedule

Original presentation date: Oct. 26, 2017
Education points: 0.2

About the instructor

John C. Sorochan, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor at the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelors, masters and Ph.D. at Michigan State University. Sorochan's research interests include golf, athletic fields, residential, commercial and municipal turf applications, sustainable turf management; and turfgrass stress biology. He’s received, numerous awards including the Turfgrass Professional of the Year from the Tennessee Turfgrass Association and The William H. Daniel Founders Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association of America. Sorochan has lectured at many state, regional and international turfgrass events on golf course shade, mowing and rolling, and plant growth. He teaches both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.

Member price: $0
Non-member price $60

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