Soil aeration is key to growing healthy turf that is better able to withstand biotic and abiotic stressors. The ever-increasing pressure for pristine conditions coupled with recent advances in technology have prompted golf course superintendents to rethink their aeration practices. In this 90-minute webinar, J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., discusses the principles behind good soil aeration and shares some novel approaches, too.
About the Instructor
J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D. is a professor of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida - IFAS, West Florida Research and Education Center. He earned both his bachelors and masters at Kansas State University and his Ph.D. at Iowa State University. His current position is 70 percent extension and 30 percent teaching. Unruh teaches courses in turfgrass culture, landscape and turfgrass management, and golf and sports turf management. His responsibilities as an extension turfgrass specialist include managing a 24-acre turfgrass research/demonstration field laboratory, planning and implementing turfgrass educational field days, seminars, and regional conferences for the state of Florida and the upper gulf coast region. Unruh has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA and has been instrumental in developing processes for GCSAA’s BMP Planning Guide and Template.
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