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Leah Brilman, Ph.D., DLF
Bentgrass Improvements, Higher Performance with Less Inputs

Event Date:  Oct 29 2015  (Length: 55:12)
A discussion of the most recent creeping bentgrass varieties to reach the market, including innovation in performance and increased drought tolerance. This presentation also addresses how improved turfgrasses through traditional breeding remains one of the important aspects of integrated pest and water management, thus allowing turf managers to maximize playability and performance with fewer inputs.


Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., Grigg Bros.
Winter Preparation – Lessons Learned and Expectations to Manage

Event Date:  Oct 28 2015  (Length: 1:10:06)
A discussion about the most common forms of winter injury and steps that can be taken to prepare accordingly. The presentation includes case studies and observations from previous winters that will provide insight and direction regarding specific cultural practices that can improve turf performance leading into, and during winter. Attendees also will learn about innovative pest management strategies, control options, and ideas for managing the golfer and member expectations moving forward.



Dr. Thom Nikolai, Michigan State University
60 Minutes on Nurtrition with Nikolai

Event Date: Oct 2 2014 (Length: 1:10:50)
A discussion about different nutrient carriers and their impact on plant health and playability. Additionally, this session will revisit some tried and true soil science terminology while considering some of the most current and compelling turfgrass nutrient research.

 Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., Grigg Brothers
Innovative Nutrient Use

Event Date: Oct 1 2014 (Length: 1:08:10)
A discussion about new information that may change how superintendents determine the need for fertilizer inputs and conventional and more currently constructed guidelines for fertilizer use recommendations.

Jim Murphy, Ph.D., Rutgers UNiversity
Nutrient Fate and Use: Solutions for a Changing Landscape

Event Date: Sept 30 2014 (Length: 1:06:13)
A discussion about nitrogen and phosphorus use for modern turfgrass and their fate when applied to sand-based or highly modified root zones.

Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., Grigg Brothers
ABC's of Turf Colorants

Event Date: Oct 9 2013 (Length: 1:11:00)
A review of research of turf colorants, including mode of action, benefits as well as optimal rates and timing of applications

 Gary Grigg, CGCS, MG, Grigg Brothers
Foliar Fertilizers: Role of Phosphorus in Golf Course Fertilization

Event Date:  Sep 19 2013 (Length: 1:21:00)
A discussion of of phosphorus as a main component of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a plant’s energy currency, and how it is critical to plant survival.

Matt Nelson, Grigg Brothers
Managing Soil Chemical Challenges

Event Date:  May 30 2013 (Length: 1:37:00)
Matt Nelson of Grigg Brothers discusses options for managing high quality golf turf at sites with soil chemical concerns such as suboptimal pH, salinity, sodicity, hydrophobicity, nutrient deficiency and other problems.

Gary Grigg, CGCS, Grigg Brothers
The 10 Most Wanted Traits of a Golf Course Superintendent

Event Date:  Oct 11 2012 (Length: 1:15:50)
In this TurfNet University Webinar, Gary Grigg, CGCS, of Grigg Brothers discusses the 10 traits that every golf course superintendent should possess to maximize their career potential. This presentation will cover the basics of agronomic skills, to the need for superior communications abilities, to being a team player, salesman and responsible steward of the environment. This presentation provides attendees with the ability to assess their own skill set and tips for developing these traits.

John Dempsey, University of the West of England
Fate of Phosphite Applied to Turfgrass to Manage Microdochium nivale

Event Date:  Aug 29 2012 (Length: 1:22:33)
In this TurfNet University Webinar presented by Grigg Bros. Foliar Fertilizers, John Dempsey of the University of the West of England discusses phosphite treatment options for suppression of Microdochium nivale in turfgrass. He provides a brief history on Microdochium nivale as well as a history on phosphite, its uses and updates on research on this topic currently underway at the university.

Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Turfgrass Elicitors - Fact or Fantasy?

Event Date:  Jun 20 2012 (Length: 1:16:28)
Elicitors, bio- stimulants, signaling molecules, phyto-hormones and snake oils. The terms are often used interchangeably and result in comments from "can't live without them" to "what a waste of money". There are a wealth of products available causing confusion and teeth gnashing. OK, maybe not teeth gnashing but at least confusion. In this Webinar, Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska provides information designed to help the superintendent better understand and critically asses the types of products, suggestions for using them and when they might be less effective.

Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., Grigg Brothers
Nutritional IPM Strategies for Managing Anthracnose

Event Date:  May 23 2012 (Length: 1:32:04)
Anthracnose is a devastating disease of annual bluegrass turf on golf course putting greens in the northern climates. Successfully developing an integrated management plan to manage this disease requires an integrated approach, including mowing and water management, correct nitrogen fertilization and chemical use, and the use of phosphites. In this FREE TurfNet University Webinar, Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., provides the most up to date information and specific cultural and chemical recommendations, including ideal tank mix partners, which should be implemented to best manage anthracnose on golf course putting greens.

Matt Nelson, Grigg Brothers
Foliar Fertilizer Programming for Problem Solving: The Value Added Approach

Event Date:  Apr 18 2012 (Length: 1:24:46)
Matt Nelson, agronomist and international marketing manager for Grigg Brothers, discusses the value added component of foliar fertilizers and how these products can be used to manage a variety of agronomic and playability objectives, and potential problems of golf turf. Knowing how and when to use specialty fertilizer products can save money and improve turf quality and consistency. This presentation looks at some recent research data investigating nutritional IPM programs.

Steven McDonald, Ph.D., Turfgrass Disease Solutions
The Latest in Pigment Research and Benefits for Turfgrass

Event Date:  Mar 29 2012 (Length: 59:47)
There are many different pigmented products on the market ranging from fungicides to spray pattern indicators, although each has its own unique characteristics, formulation and use. Still, the choices can be overwhelming if not confusing. In this TurfNet University Webinar, Steven McDonald of Turfgrass Disease Solutions introduces some of the most commonly used products, discuss their labeling and uses. He also covers recent field research with pigment-containing products assessing reflectance of certain bandwidths of light, turfgrass quality and color.

Tim Hiers, CGCS, The Old Collier Golf Club
Bermudagrass and Seashore Paspalum Ecology and Management

Event Date:  Jul 20 2011 (Length: 1:15:18)
Tim Hiers, CGCS at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples, Fla., will discuss turf management topics specific to various types of Bermudagrass and Seashore Paspalum. His presentation will introduce the attributes, including the benefits and limitations of these warm-season grasses, grow-in techniques, water-related issues, disease matters, soil-testing needs, best-management practices and other concerns specific to warm-season grasses.

Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., Grigg Brothers
Preparing for Summer Stress

Event Date:  May 12 2011 (Length: 1:31:06)
Gordon Kauffman III, Ph.D., technical representative for Grigg Brothers, will address how to prepare for the inevitable summer stress season and its impact on cool-season turf on intensely managed sites. He also will provide insight on how to implement the correct cultural practices; an overview of biotic and abiotic stress; definitions; pesticide programs; research; and the correct uses of phosphites and elicitors and how to put it all together to build comprehensive programs.

Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Correct Use of Elicitors in Turfgrass Management

Event Date:  Apr 27 2011 (Length: 1:23:42)
Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., of the University of Nebraska will define elicitors and target how golf course superintendents can use them in turfgrass management programs. The presention will focus on use of elicitors such as phytoalexins, specific amines or amino acids, carboxylic acids, phosphites, silicon, glycoproteins and oligosaccharides, peptides, jasmonic acid, salicylic acid, sugar analogs and others and how they interact with the plasma membrane of undamaged cells and trigger activation of genes involved in a plant’s defense response. Dr. Gaussoin also will discuss the when, if and why superintendents might consider using elicitors in their program and the science behind the multitude of product claims.