Dr John Kaminski seminar review December 2013





On Thursday 19th December about 50 turf managers and industry representatives attended the Dr John Kaminski turf seminar presented by Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd.


Dr Kaminski spoke on the following topics:

  • Disease managment & plant health
  • Pythium
  • Anthacnose
  • Thatch Collapse
  • Social Media (to contact Dr Kaminski find him via twitter @itweetturf)

John presented some interesting points and by all accounts the delegates took something back to their facility that they could implement the next day. One of the big things that I tweeted out was that the need to monitor your turf and keep looking at it up close especially during the peak stress times so you can prevent issues from getting bigger than they have to.


As well .an interesting point was raised on getting soil pH testing in different parts of the profile as a normal soil test gives you a reading from the hole sample a test at different soil depths can have different readings and can impact your turf quality.

For more information on the points of the day please feel free to see www.twitter.com/campbellturf


I would like to thank the NSWGCSA and STA NSW for contributing and helping with the day without assocaitions like this we cannot have the calibre of speakers like Dr Kaminski. Please visit their sites to sign up as members. For those who require AGCSA accrediation points your detials have been sent to the AGCSA.


To the staff at St Michaels Golf Club thank you for being so easy to deal with the day went off without a hitch and to Russell and the course staff who presented a beautiful backdrop.


Lastly thank you to all those who came to the day I hope you got out if it as much as I did. I know some of you travelled from interstate to be there and I appreciate you for making the effort especially those who made it just for the day. (By the feedback I got later that day and this monring everyone enjoyed the day).


For those reading this blog for the first time thank you and I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to browse past posts of mine.


I will be moving the blog shortly to our new website which has been recently been redesigned and updated with all labels and MSDS can be found at:


I will be having more content in the future on the website with videos brochures and general turf information.


Lastly I hope everyone had Merry Christmas and have a happy new year from everyone here at Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd Thanks for all the support over the year and I hope this blog has helped you with your turf management. I hope to see you all next year again whether it is at your facility or at one of the many education/trade shows we will be at.



Nadeem Zreikat


 Below are pictures from the Dr Kaminski day:



 Thanks to NSWGCSA and STA NSW for helping out on the day




 The Victorian guys with John Mark (K&B Adams) Chris (Keysborough) John and Colin (Flinders)


 Questions were a plenty for John.


Myself and John below