Podcasts - "Behind the Turf"

Behind The Turf is our podcast for turf & landscape mangers. Our podcast brings you various topics from around the the turf world with interviews from leading university professors, current thoughts on topics effecting the industry as well as various interviews with prominent turf managers in Australia. the aim of the podcast is to educate as well as entertain. We hope you enjoy the listen.

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Ep 22 Dr Scott McElroy

Today’s episode was again at GIS 2020 where I had a chat with Dr Scott McElroy. Many Australians would know Scott from when he was out in Australia for the walk and talks we did as well as the Turf Conference in New Zealand. We speak on herbicides and herbicide resistance and what hold in […]

Ep 21 Pullin Weeds 2020

As usual please subscribe to our podcast and give us a rating and a comment. This episode is slightly different where I was a guest on a podcast. The podcast is called “Pullin Weeds” It’s the official podcast of the Carolinas Association in the US. The podcast interviewers’ members of the association in all aspects on […]

Ep 20 Golf Industry Show 2020

In this episode I have mashed together the 4 days at GIS. These recordings were posted on our YouTube channel and now can be listened to in on episode. Please enjoy.   

Ep 19 Welcome to 2020 What a Start and GIS Preview

In the first episode for 2020 I discuss the extreme weather in Australia with the bushfires. At the time of recording good rain was forecast and its implications for turf managers.  I also talk about the GIS the golf industry show and my plans for the week with podcast guests. Follow the week from GIS. […]

Ep 18 Ben Gibson The Toolbox Team

This episode is quite a bit different to previous charts I’ve had as its not agronomic based. Ben Gibson is the head of The Toolbox Team providing not just products and services but partnerships to turf teams across the country with safety, WHS Leadership auditing and compliance just to name a few. In this chat […]

Ep 17 Pat Jones & Dr Paul Koch “State of US Turf and the Future”

Again very excited to have Pat Jones on our podcast for the second year in a row. Pat at the time of the interview was still running GCI Magazine however he has since moved on to Harrell’s to look after marketing digital side. He is till involved heavily in turf and is a great asset […]

Ep 16 Dr Mike Fidanza “The Fairy Ring King”

Fairy ring is one of the most difficult diseases to control. There hasn’t been as much research on this disease as others. I sit down today at GIS to talk to Dr Mike Fidanza from Penn State and discuss this troublesome disease and he gives some insights in the best way to control this disease. […]

Ep 15 Dr Jim Brosnan “The World of Weeds”

I was lucky enough to sit down with Jim again this year and get an update on turf research into weeds. We especially spoke about Poa and the research group setup to deal with this troublesome weed. He gives good insights into resistance management and where we are as this is still the biggest issue […]

Ep 14 Ben McGraw “Insects and Comedy”

In today’s episode I talk with Dr Ben McGraw from Penn State University. Ben is an entomologist and has unbelievable knowledge of insects. He has done a plenty of research into the bluegrass weevil which is similar to our Argentine Stem Weevil so there is a lot to learn here. Ben is really entertaining as […]

Ep 13 Dr Peter Boutsalis Plant Science Consulting- Expert in Herbicide Testing

I was lucky enough to catch Peter at the recent Australasian turfgrass Conference in Brisbane after his session on the work he has done in resistance testing in turf. Peter works at the University of Adelaide as well as managing Plant Science Consulting where turf managers can send samples of their turf for herbicide resistance […]