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Sep 6, 2018

Neil Mayberry is the Crop Manager for Turf and Ornamental and Brian Grill is the Sales Agronomist for Turf and Ornamental at YARA. Today’s discussion revolves around what it takes to keep turf healthy and playable. There’s a lot of work that goes into keeping and maintaining turf that many golf enthusiasts might not realize. Find out more on this week’s episode about nutritional programs for turf and the aerification process.


Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Sometimes when talking about agriculture, we don’t always think of turf as a crop, but it’s actually a very important crop.

[1:05] Neil discusses Yara’s Optimum Turf solution and the importance of turf.

[3:00] What is the main objective when growing turf?

[7:10] What types of aerification processes are there when it comes to turf?

[10:15] Does the turf aerification process disrupt the ‘playability’ aspect to the turf?

[13:15] In a golf setting, everybody walks on the turf. They will either blame the turf for the poor playability or the superintendent for not setting the hole in the correct position.

[13:45] How often should you aerify the turf?

[16:50] What are some of the downsides of doing an aerification?

[20:00] Is there a nutritional program that’s better for aerification recovery?

[24:25] What products does Yara offer to help with turf growth and health?

[29:00] There’s a delicate balance between trying to determine what’s right for the turf vs. trying to keep the players happy.

[31:30] There are a lot of benefits from sourcing different superintendent opinions in the field that helps Yara and the team serve their customers better while also having healthy turf too.


Mentioned in This Episode:

Neil on LinkedIn

Brian on Twitter