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TurfNet RADIO

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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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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.

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Anthony Pioppi

By Richiesupertramp - Mar 20 2018
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Golf Jetsetter Anthony Pioppi is now filling our ears with his wisdom. Make sure you all sit down and listen!! 😂👍🏼 Seriously good podcast though. Good work.

Extremely enjoyable

By turfstuf - Nov 22 2015
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Both Dave & Frank do a great job on their shows. Frank's is oriented to the science of growing turf grass. Dave's TZ show has been enjoyably "turf adjacent"-- i.e. about the lives of people in the business and what makes them remarkable. The Renovation shows are equally as good. Listen up!

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
0
2
0
1

Anthony Pioppi

By Richiesupertramp - Mar 20 2018
Read more
Golf Jetsetter Anthony Pioppi is now filling our ears with his wisdom. Make sure you all sit down and listen!! 😂👍🏼 Seriously good podcast though. Good work.

Extremely enjoyable

By turfstuf - Nov 22 2015
Read more
Both Dave & Frank do a great job on their shows. Frank's is oriented to the science of growing turf grass. Dave's TZ show has been enjoyably "turf adjacent"-- i.e. about the lives of people in the business and what makes them remarkable. The Renovation shows are equally as good. Listen up!

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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TurfNet RADIO

Latest release on Jan 14, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 27 days ago

Rank #1: The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Ep. #28 with Thomas Bastis, CGCS

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Join Dave Wilber and Thomas Bastis as they talk about Education and Giving Back.

As Winter heads out and the season is upon most superintendents, Dave and Thomas take a moment to get some perspective on why it rocks to share information.

A simple and yet not always used concept.

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is only on TurfNet Radio.

Mar 23 2017

41mins

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Rank #2: Frankly Speaking with Doug Soldat: Smart Fertilization for Smart Turf Managers

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In this episode Frank Rossi, Ph.D. speaks frankly with Professor Doug Soldat from the University of Wisconsin-Madison about late season nitrogen management, nitrogen management to prevent leaching, and new products such as Aneuw PGR from NuFarm.

Oct 05 2015

49mins

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Rank #3: TurfHead Jam Session with Kevin Ross and Dave Wilber, Session Number 1

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Join Kevin Ross of On Course Turf and Dave Wilber of The Turfgrass Zealot Project for a Jam Session like no other!

Call it experimental or explorational or just plan fun. Kevin and Dave sit down for a session. And no topic is off limits. With more than 60 years of combined experience in direct hands on agronomy life, there is bound to be some wisdom. And good chops to hear.

This session includes riffs around Tiger Woods, Anxiety and Depression, Clipping Volume and more.

The mics and recorders are on you get to enjoy The Jam.

Sep 27 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #4: The Turfgrass Zealot Project Episode #9 with Chris Tritabaugh and Scott Hess

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Join Dave Wilber and his two guests as we talk about General Science and Work/Life Balance!

Chris Tritabaugh is the superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club, host to the 2016 Ryder Cup. Chris shares his ideas about work and life and how he handles his staff and the hours required to do his job at a very high profile place.

Scott Hess is Executive Vice President/Human Intelligence at SPARK, one of the world's leading media agencies and part of the Publicis Groupe. Scott talks about Generational Science and the Millennial Generation. Scott's work in this area is influencing millions of dollars in advertising and helping companies and brands relate to those born between 1980 and 2000. Scott's outstanding TEDx talk can be seen here.

Dave Wilber talks about hanging onto youth, changing and relating. If our business is to grow and change in a growing and changing world, understanding the viewpoints of people like these two is key.

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is brought to you by Klingstone. Proven Bunker Performance for Over 15 Years.

Nov 13 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: Frankly Speaking: Chris Tritabaugh on the Ryder Cup

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Chris Tritabaugh, golf course superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club, about his agronomic preparation and humanistic hopes for the Ryder Cup. The wide-ranging and particularly open and honest -- in the Tritabaugh tradition -- conversation ranges from the community and atmosphere Chris crafted by invitation in the maintenance staff headquarters... to his active use of social media throughout the event... to the agronomics of topdressing strategies, use of ammonium sulfate as a primary N source, iron sulfate as a "heat sink" in late fall and early spring... to the "heron shit" incident... to his mantra of "work calmly from the top down and have fun".

Check it out.

Nov 04 2016

53mins

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Rank #6: Frankly Speaking with Brian Winka, CSFM: "Bluemuda" and Overseeding

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Brian Winka, CSFM, about the benefits of "Bluemuda" vs the "insanity" of the traditional process of overseeding Bermudagrass on sports fields and golf courses in the south and transition zone.

Presented by DryJect/Maximus and Civitas/Intelligro.

Apr 26 2018

40mins

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Rank #7: Frankly Speaking: Four Influencers and Mindfulness

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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 Tritabaugh, Hazeltine National Golf Club
Spend an hour and learn how to turn off the noise, focus and prioritize.

Presented by Civitas and DryJect.

Mar 20 2019

55mins

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Rank #8: Frankly Speaking with Dr. Bruce Branham: Organic vs Synthetic Nitrogen in turf

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking we chat with Professor Bruce Branham from the University of Illinois about organic and synthetic nitrogen and the role each might play in development and persistence of organic matter. How this might influence your fertilizer program and the long term impacts on soil health.

Nov 02 2015

57mins

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Rank #9: The Renovation Report with Guest Thomas Bastis, CGCS

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Eight Years. It's a blink of an eye. Thomas Bastis checks in with Dave Wilber 8 years after his world class renovation of The California Golf Club of San Francisco.

Thomas shares his experience in looking back as his old/new golf course matures. It hasn't all been easy. But he's candid about what worked and what didn't work and what he might do again. He also gets firm and fast with some good stories and insights. And being the early adopting tech leader that he is, Thomas speaks about what he's working on. Always keeping it new.

It's an hour of deep conversation and insight with one of the industry greats. 

The TurfNet Renovation Report is sponsored by Golf Preservations and by Jacobsen and is only on TurfNet Radio.

Dec 15 2016

57mins

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Rank #10: Randy Wilson with Mark Hoban: Biochar to RiverJuice, beekeeping, and the Air2G2

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In this episode of Rockbottum Radio, Randy Wilson chats (seriously) with envelope-pusher Mark Hoban, superintendent at Rivermont Golf Club in John's Creek, GA.  One of the true "mad scientists" of the golf course maintenance world, Mark always has new research going on with always a holistic view of soil/plant management.

Mark fills us in on his current delvings into biochar, compost extracts (as opposed to compost tea... which he explains the difference), new applications for the Air2G2 machine, an untraditional take on beekeeping, and growing mushrooms for the club restaurant.

Presented by VinylGuard Golf.

Nov 01 2017

26mins

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Rank #11: The Ladder: A visit with Ryan Moy, asst supt at Hazeltine National Golf Club

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Just days after the Ryder Cup was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, asst supt Ryan Moy chatted with host Peter McCormick about his experience working for Chris Tritabaugh in the years, months and weeks leading up to staging the Ryder Cup event. Topics range from making the volunteers feel welcome, a few agronomic strategies, fun with coyote decoys and a pink hat, and what's next for Ryan Moy.

Oct 06 2016

29mins

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Rank #12: Frankly Speaking with Dr. Bill Kreuser: PGRs, growth potential and timing

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In this episode I Speak Frankly with Professor Bill Kreuser from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln about his work with PGRs (rates, frequency, etc), pigments, and his take on using growth potential to schedule fertilizer programs.

Oct 19 2015

54mins

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Rank #13: Frankly Speaking with John Sorochan: Factors affecting putting green performance

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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. John Sorochan began working on the grounds crew at Earl Grey Golf and Country Club in 1988. This experience led him to Michigan State University where he earned his Ph.D. in Turfgrass Science in 2002. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Turfgrass Science and Management in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee (UT), where he also serves as the Co-Director for the UT Center for Athletic Field Safety.

Feb 14 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: Living Legends: Dr. Al Turgeon, professor emeritus at Penn State

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In this episode of Living Legends, presented by the Nufarm Insider, host John Reitman chats with Dr. Al Turgeon, retired professor emeritus of turfgrass management at The Pennsylvania State University.

Turgeon learned a work ethic early on in his father's restaurant and then developed a love of the outdoors and turfgrass by working for his uncle, Bruno Vadala, at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, NY.

A stint in VietNam as an Army helicopter pilot gave him a new perspective on life and he turned his attention to teaching.

One of his more recent accomplishments before his 2011 retirement was spearheading the development of Penn State's World Campus distance learning program.

Presented by the Nufarm Insider.

Jul 31 2018

20mins

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Rank #15: Frankly Speaking: Dr. Ben McGraw on ABW research, management and control

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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.

Apr 25 2019

46mins

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Rank #16: All things ROOTZONES: Dr. Cale Bigelow with Frank Rossi on Frankly Speaking

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank chats with Dr. Dale Bigelow of Purdue University about rootzones, including the latest research and thinking on...

maintaining optimal soil moisture on new greens, older greens, California greens

the value of vacuum extraction devices (likeon new versus older greens…

vacuum extraction vs oxygenating via reverse operation; regional differences

surface fans, and

soil biology.

Presented by DryJect and Civitas.

Sep 06 2018

47mins

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Rank #17: Frankly Speaking (again) with Jim Wagner of Hanse Design, at Merion Golf Club

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi chats again with Jim Wagner of the Hanse Design Group, this time about his current project working with Paul B. Latshaw (again) at the East Course of Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, PA.

How critical is the golf course superintendent in a renovation project? Wagner says that the ultimate success of a project can be predicted by gauging the enthusiasm level of the superintendent, and that often depends on their inclusion in early conversations and later in the decision-making processes.

How can superintendents leverage the current and continuing influx of investment money into golf course renovation projects? Listen and find out.

The "Howard Stern of TurfNet?" Really?

Presented by Civitas/Intelligro and DryJect.

Jun 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #18: Frankly Speaking with Dan Dinelli: What I Learned From New Bent-on-Sand Greens

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dan Dinelli relates what he has learned from his recent conversion from Poa annua on native soil greens to bentgrass on sand-based greens at North Shore Country Club near Chicago.

A fresh look at behavior and management of organic matter and biomass in sand-based systems, down to the single-particle level. A fascinating discussion!

Frankly Speaking is presented by Civitas/Intelligro and DryJect.

Dec 13 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: BASF Pin Sheet: "Championship Conditions" at GIS2017

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Jon Kiger chats with Jeff Vannoy, BASF Sr. Product Manager, Turf, about BASF's new products, updates and activities planned for the upcoming GIS2017 in Orlando. 

The theme of the BASF booth (#3033) is "Championship Conditions". A panel discussion with John Zimmers of Oakmont Country Club and a presentation by Mark Kuhns of Baltusrol Golf Club highlight the schedule.

Feb 01 2017

11mins

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Rank #20: Renovation Report: Anthony Pioppi with Scott Ramsay CGCS, Yale Golf Course

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In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Anthony Pioppi chats with Scott Ramsay, CGCS, about the ongoing restoration of the Seth Raynor-designed classic at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Ramsay has been at Yale since 2003 and was the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year in 2006. Working for an academic institution, he occasionally claims the tongue-in-cheek title of "Director of the Department of Applied Botany" at Yale.

The "renovation of the renovation" at Yale -- a complete renovation was finished up in 2003 -- focuses on reclaiming lost green area and tree removal. The Yale course in the middle of a 450 urban forest owned by the university.

Ramsay quips that "we don't measure greens here in square feet... we measure them in acres".  He relies on a 1934 aerial map along with poking a lot of holes to find the gravel choker layer that Raynor liked to use. Once the original green outline is determined, he uses the "scalp and pray" method to bring the turf to green height.

He also discusses his new 15,000 sq ft plug nursery in which he has cultivated the mix of German bents, velvets, Penncross and Poa that match the original turf on the golf course.

Spend a half hour or so with Tony and Scott!  Good conversation!

Presented by Golf Preservations, the greens drainage specialists and full service restoration/renovation contractors.

Jun 14 2018

30mins

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