Sessions

The Turfgrass Talk Show

Monday, Feb. 3: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Room W311F
#GIS14_Talkshow


The 2014 Turfgrass Talk Show promises to be the "edutainment" event of the year. Talk Show host Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D., will interview university professors and superintendents on the subject of aerification.

There are numerous reasons to aerify and just as many methods. Talk Show guests will provide insights into the pros and cons of this often-lambasted mechanical practice. Co-host and couch potato Dave Kopec, Ph.D., will be on hand to poke holes in everyone's beliefs.

Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D., Turfgrass Academic Specialist, Michigan State University; and David M. Kopec, Ph.D., Extension Specialist/Field Researcher for Turf, University of Arizona


Guests:

Dilution is the Solution
Roch E. Gaussoin, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

+500 tons = +1 to the Winner
Matthew G. Shaffer, Director of Golf Course Management, Merion Country Club, Pa.

Island Aerification
Kyle D. Sweet, CGCS, Sanctuary Golf Club, Fla.

Aeration and Soil Modification Strategies at Medinah Country Club
Curtis Tyrrell III, CGCS, Director of Golf Course Operations, Medinah Country Club, Ill.


Also featured: A special short film from Kurt Thuemel, Walnut Hills Country Club, East Lansing, Mich.