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Oct 18, 2018

We’re back with a deeper dive in turf nutrition! Neil Mayberry is the Crop Manager for Turf and Ornamental and Brian Grill and Cole McNally are both the Sales Agronomists for Turf and Ornamental at YARA. We also have special guest Dr. Bryan Unruh, Professor of Environmental Horticulture and Associate Center Director at the University of Florida. Today’s show does a deep dive into turf nutrition, what it takes to keep it healthy during the winter months, the biggest mistakes turf managers make with their turf, and so much more!


Key Takeaways:

[1:15] Neil is with Dr. Bryan Unruh today and explains a little bit about Dr. Unruh’s background.

[1:50] What does Neil mean by ‘good roots’?

[2:20] How does someone grow healthy roots?

[4:00] How can a sports turf manager identify whether the roots are growing well?

[5:55] Brian was a golf superintendent and explains what he was looking for in cup samples.

[7:15] What does Dr. Unruh look for in his turf samples?

[9:30] What are some of the biggest mistakes a superintendent or sports turf manager might make?

[15:55] What do sports managers need to know about their turf going into the winter months?

[17:55] What do turf growers need to take into consideration when growing turf?

[21:00] How does Cole manage the turf grasses in Florida?

[22:45] What kind of research is Dr. Unruh focused on right now?

[26:10] Neil shares some final thoughts on turf grass nutrition.


Mentioned in This Episode:

Neil on LinkedIn

Brian on Twitter

Cole on Twitter

Dr. Unruh on UFL