Turf agronomy podcast: golf turf management in Australia

May 17|Natural TurfBy John Neylan

In its April podcast named Frankly Speaking, the New York State Extension Turfgrass Specialist Frank S. Rossi invited our Senior Turf Agronomist John Neylan to discuss more about golf turf management in Australia. 

Portrait of John Neylan, Senior Agronomist Specialist at SPORTENGCheck John's profile here

Together, they covered a wide range of topics, from Poa Annua and herbicide resistance to putting green construction and the glorious golf on the sandbelt near Melbourne.

dead piece of Poa annua, a widespread low-growing turfgrass  photo of the famous Melbourne Sandbelt golf courses

Poa annua - Widespread low-growing turfgrass.                                                               The famous Melbourne Sandbelt golf courses.

John's experience and knowledge regarding turf agronomy provided excellent insight to this topic, even leading the conversation in discussing organic matter, management based on Claude Crockford's method used at the Royal Melbourne. 

Frank is joined in the second half of the episode by Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid Golf to discuss the 2020 season, the start to 2021, and how to use climate and participation data to identify the opportunities to sustain the COVID-bump!


🎧 You can listen to the full podcast here! 



Report of the conversation is also downloadable - Simply click on the banner below!