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Podcasts

A Pernicious Pest; Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is the “worst forest pest ever” to hit the United States, according to Joe Chamberlin. The tiny green insects have infested thousands of trees across the country and show no signs of stopping. And as cities reel from the impact, LCOs have an opportunity to help stanch the bleeding. L&L Editor Chuck Bowen talks with Chamberlin to learn how contractors can help control and prevent EAB for their clients, and use the pest as an opportunity to provide top-notch customer service.

Establishing a new course: The charm of dirt and dust

Superintendent Radio Network • May 7th, 2017

In this Superintendent Radio Network episode, Chatham Hills director of agronomy David Hardesty discusses the construction and opening of a new course in the Indianapolis suburbs.

The course, which was was open to play on a limited basis just 12 weeks after seed, now has all 27 holes operational and a membership waiting list.

Finding balance between work and life: is that possible?

 • Oct 25th, 2018

In April, Lawn & Landscape talked to several spouses in the landscaping industry on how to achieve work-life balance. Rich Arlington, CEO of Arlington Lawn Care, and his wife of 24 years Crystal Arlington, CEO of Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, expand on that topic. Both CEOs share their tips for achieving work-life balance.

Fitting bunker renovations to your needs

Superintendent Radio Network • March 3rd, 2016

A variety of bunker renovations are occurring throughout the country. Golf course architect Drew Rogers talks about this trend and how superintendents can determine what type of project is the best fit for their course.

Four years of GPS

Superintendent Radio Network • Oct 23rd, 2017

In this Superintendent Radio Network segment, superintendent Adam Mis explains how four years of GPS use in spraying and fertilization are helping the Brookfield (N.Y.) Country Club.

Handling the Big Storm: Insights into course recovery

Superintendent Radio Network • Sep 7th, 2017

In this Superintendent Radio Network podcast, The Club at Carlton Woods superintendent Tim Huber describes the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and offers storm prep and recovery insight.

How to get the plant material you need

Lawn Care Radio Network • Feb 11th, 2016

The number of jobs available is growing for LCOs, but there’s only so much plant material on the market. Cameron Cantrelle, CEO of Plantbid, talks about how to network to get what you need.

Insecticide Resistance Management for Greenhouses

Grower Radio Network • May 16th, 2016

Kansas State University’s Raymond Cloyd provides tips on how to develop a successful insecticide rotation program to minimize resistance issues in your greenhouse. In this Grower Radio Network episode, Cloyd discusses mode of action rotation and the relationship to insect lifecycle.

Making the leap: from superintendent to sales

Superintendent Radio Network • Jan 19th, 2018

In this Superintendent Radio Network podcast, Kevin Hicks discusses the transition from golf course superintendent to a position in agronomy and sales, including how superintendent skills can be applied to other turf-related jobs and a look at some of the differences and similarities between roles.

Plant Growth Regulators, Growing Degree Days and Anuew

Dr. Frank Rossi of Cornell and Dr. Bill Kreuser at University of Nebraska discuss PGRs, growing degree days and information on Anuew, including research findings on duration of effects, rates, and comparisons. This Frankly Speaking interview segment comes courtesy of Turf Net.

What landscapers need to know about consumer laws

Lawn Care Radio Network • March 8th, 2018

In this Lawn and Landscape podcast, Dan Baron, attorney-at-law at Baron Law LLC, shares information on consumer laws that impact landscape contractors. He also shares tips on what should be included in contracts for residential work.

A complete 18-hole golf course on 13.5 Acres?

Superintendent Radio Network • Jan 9th, 2017

In this Superintendent Radio Network podcast, Forrest Richardson of Forrest Richardson & Associates discusses Mountain Shadows, a par-3 course consisting of only 13 ½ maintained acres of turf opening in Arizona. Richardson also describes philosophical changes in golf course maintenance and architecture in the arid West.

Tartan Talks: Hail to the Chief!

Superintendent Radio Network • May 25th, 2018

New American Society of Golf Course Architects President Jeff Blume discusses managing stormwater and makes a plea for promoting the economic benefits of golf to the masses.