41 episodes

The Green Section Podcast spotlights leaders in the turfgrass industry to share their knowledge, expertise and best practices.

USGA Green Section Podcast United States Golf Association

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The Green Section Podcast spotlights leaders in the turfgrass industry to share their knowledge, expertise and best practices.

    18 Minutes With Dr. Micah Woods | EP. 40

    18 Minutes With Dr. Micah Woods | EP. 40

    Are frequent aeration and topdressing only needed because turf growth isn’t being properly managed? What maintenance practices aren’t worth the time, effort and money – and what should you being doing more of? In our new podcast episode, Dr. Micah Woods answers these tough questions in a fast-paced, informative conversation. He also shared his thoughts on what role zoysiagrass might play in golf’s future and why focusing on playability instead of just agronomy can lead to more success. It’s a great discussion with one of the sharpest minds in turf.

    • 17 min
    USGA Agronomist Chris Neff on Wild Weather, Winter Injury, Weeds and More | Ep. 39

    USGA Agronomist Chris Neff on Wild Weather, Winter Injury, Weeds and More | Ep. 39

    In our first episode of 2024, USGA agronomist Chris Neff discusses what’s been happening in the Southeast this winter, his role in the Green Section and tips to get the year off to a great start. 
    Related Article(s): 
    Southeast Regional Updates in the Green Section Record  
    Chris Neff Joins the Green Section as an East Region Agronomist 

    • 30 min
    The Cold Truth: Winter Turf Tips With Dr. Paul Koch | Ep. 38

    The Cold Truth: Winter Turf Tips With Dr. Paul Koch | Ep. 38

    Are you ready for winter? In our new podcast, Dr. Paul Koch from the University of Wisconsin discusses the WinterTurf project and strategies for getting turf through the cold weather ahead.
    Related Article(s): 
    Be a Part of the WinterTurf Project 
    Paul Koch, Ph.D. – The Koch Lab 

    • 38 min
    Dan Meersman on Autonomous Mowers, Leadership and More | Ep. 37

    Dan Meersman on Autonomous Mowers, Leadership and More | Ep. 37

    From robot mowers to education and leadership, Dan Meersman is a pioneer in the golf course maintenance industry. In our latest episode, we caught up with the third-generation superintendent to discuss how his role has evolved at The Philadelphia Cricket Club and the fleet of robots he has helping him maintain three golf courses and various other turf areas around the facility. He’s been very happy with his robot mowers so far and sees even more promise on the horizon.

    • 36 min
    Standardizing Organic Matter Testing With Dr. Roch Gaussoin | Ep. 36

    Standardizing Organic Matter Testing With Dr. Roch Gaussoin | Ep. 36

    Have you ever wondered about the best way to sample for organic matter in your greens? How many samples should you take? How deep should they be? Grass on or off? What’s the right amount of organic matter for your course? In our latest podcast episode, we talk with University of Nebraska professor and 2023 USGA Green Section Award recipient Dr. Roch Gaussoin for some answers to these and other sampling questions. He’s been working on a collaborative project to standardize putting green organic matter testing with USGA agronomists and researchers around the country.

    • 41 min
    When in Rome: Ryder Cup Course Prep With Lara Arias | Ep. 35

    When in Rome: Ryder Cup Course Prep With Lara Arias | Ep. 35

    The focus of the golf world is in Rome this week at the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. We spoke with Lara Arias, the host course superintendent, about her career in course maintenance, hosting the Ryder Cup, growing grass in Italy, and more!

    • 37 min

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