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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.

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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!

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21 Ratings
Average Ratings
18
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2
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1

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!

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #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: The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Episode #10 with guest Armen Suny

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Join Dave Wilber and Armen Suny as they take a deep dive into the world of job searches and job interviews.

Episoide 10 of The Turfgrass Zealot Project is not short on passion. Dave Wilber and Armen Suny really want you to succeed in your career goals. Handling the job search and the job interview is key to making that happen. Learn some incredible techniques. And be reminded of some very simple things that could put you in the position you want to be in. There's a lot of mistakes being made out there. Don't let them be yours.

Armen Suny's work with Kopplin and Kuebler, an executive search firm, is fascinating and insightful. And you get to hear first hand what is really happening in the trenches from someone who is focused on the world of golf.

Dave Wilber lays on some thoughts about doing it right and paying attention to detail in his opening remarks.

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

Nov 19 2015

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Frankly Speaking with Dr. Bruce Clarke: BMPs for turf disease management

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Dr. Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Bruce Clarke of Rutgers University about the history, creation and evolution of BMPs for managing patch diseases and anthracnose in turf. Programmatic approaches to control, intertwining of micronutrients and cultural practices, solid vs hollow tine aerification, self-inflicted issues, topdressing, nitrogen... and the real possibility -- with strict adherence to established BMPs -- of moving toward a scouting-based curative program for anthracnose management.

Frank and Bruce also talk about the upcoming 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference to be held July 16-21 in New Brunswick, NJ.

Presented by DryJect.

May 18 2017

50mins

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Rank #6: Randy Wilson on Rockbottum Radio: Green speeds, the Alphabets, and more...

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In this latest episode on Rockbottum Radio, Randy and Ludell take calls and argue about green speeds, the Alphabets, golf architecture of the future, quick couplers, water savings and the absolute best/greatest/bestest new 'muda for the south.  

Oh yeah, and using common sense to stabilize golf.  That.

Mar 03 2017

18mins

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Rank #7: Frankly Speaking with Micah Woods, Chief Scientist, Asian Turfgrass Center

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In this episode Frank speaks with Dr. Micah Woods, Chief Scientist of the Asian Turfgrass Center, "direct" from Bangkok, Thailand. Woods is the co-author of the Global Soil Survey (GSS) that informs the Minimum Level of Sustainable Nutrition (MLSN) efforts with Pace Turf's Dr. Larry Stowell. Expect some technical and lively discussion about turfgrass nutrition, soil testing, the MLSN guidelines, and the Global Soil Survey (GSS), and how each of can help produce some solid citizen science. Presented by DryJect, Maximus by DryJect, and True-Surface by Turfline.

Feb 20 2015

45mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: The Ladder - Tom Zoller of Tahama Golf Club: Fortunate Career Breaks

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In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chats with Tom Zoller, longtime superintendent and now Managing Director at Tehàma Golf Club (owned by Clint Eastwood) in Carmel, CA.  Zoller relates his experiences growing up and through the ranks of the greenkeeping profession.

Mar 03 2017

27mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Frankly Speaking: Resistance Radio, Summer Edition

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking -- Resistance Radio, Summer Edition -- Frank Rossi of Cornell University relates New England sports to turf management with entomologist Dr. Ben McGraw of Penn State University and weed scientist Dr Jim Brosnan of the University of Tennessee.

Topics include data-driven precision weed management, synchronicity of adult pest populations, fraise mowing for weed management via seed bank reduction, and the effect of insect control methods on pollinators.

Smart talk from leading thinkers, only on Frankly Speaking on TurfNet Radio.  Presented by DryJect.

Jul 19 2017

46mins

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Rank #12: Frankly Speaking: Jim Koppenhaver on the current state of the golf industry

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In another captivating discussion on TurfNet's Frankly Speaking audiocast series, host Frank Rossi chats with Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid Corp about the current state of the golf industry, including:
reduction and absorption in golf facilities and businesses that serve themcomparisons with retail and restaurant industries that are also cyclical industrieswarning signs for superintendents that a facility might be in financial troublethe change in golf's consumer base and requirements, including digital technologynon-green grass business opportunities — do they lead to green-grass opportunities for golf facilities?TopGolf and virtual golf: good for the green-grass sector of golf?Should guidelines replace rules to increase the fun factor of golfgetting new golfers to the point of involvement that will make them stick as players and customersgrowing the game by drilling deeper into the pool of "older white guys with money" who aren’t golfers.
Spend 45 minutes for a better understanding of where golf is and where it can go... both good and bad.

Aug 03 2017

46mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Frankly Speaking with Zach Reineking: Hosting the US Open at Erin Hills

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Zach Reineking, superintendent at Erin Hills Golf Club about how the club came to host the 2017 US Open and what it was like to host it as a golf course superintendent... including the hangover that follows.

Aug 03 2018

39mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: Frankly Speaking: Dr. Karl Guillard on late season nitrogen fertilization

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In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Frank Rossi chats with Dr. Karl Guillard of UConn about nitrogen behavior in the soil and current thinking on late season nitrogen application and water protection, mineralization rates, organic matter accumulation... and more.

Presented by DryJect and Civitas Turf Defense.

Sep 27 2019

45mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: The Turfgrass Zealot Project, Episode #32 with Guest Armen Suny

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Armen Suny and Host Dave Wilber turn their thinking amps up to 11 and have a session. And you are invited!

From Sand Based Greens to Robotic Mowers. From chaining old rollers near golf shops to perfect biology. And more. When Armen and Dave sit and jam, anything can and usually does happen. 

Enjoy this episode as a way to get motivated as the Spring of 2018 is upon us!!

The Turfgrass Zealot Project is only on TurfNet.com. And ANYONE can listen!

Mar 22 2018

1hr 25mins

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