Saturday, April 25, 2015

Top Stories

Seeking "Reel" Sharp Minds

Everyone has an opinion sharpening and grinding techniques and philosophy. We want your insight on this topic. More

‘Environmentalists at heart’

By Rick Woelfel

Golf course architect Michael Hurdzan lauds the conservation efforts of superintendents. More

Managing the California Water Crisis

Register today for the FREE webinar scheduled for Noon (EST) on April 24 and featuring superintendent J. Ryan Bentley, North Ranch Country Club. This is the first of three webinars in the series: "What’s Next in Golf Irrigation" – sponsored by Rain Bird. More

Steve Mona: NGD15 and You

National Golf Day is Wednesday, April 15 and every superintendent can help. GCI's Pat Jones outlines some ways you can support WGF's Steve Mona and his team as they share golf's positive story on Capitol Hill this week. More

Greenkeeping around the globe

GCI’s Bruce Williams takes a worldly look at the winter show circuit with recaps of events in England, Korea, Thailand and China. More

Product Spotlight

Toro Greensmaster Flex and eFlex

Toro Greensmaster Flex and eFlex models brings several impactful innovations in performance and productivity to the walk greensmower market,... More

Latest News

Ron Jaworski Golf acquires Downingtown Country Club

Former NFL quarterback’s group owns and operates six course. More

Bayer announces EPA registration for Signature Xtra Stressgard

New fungicide for greens will be released in fall 2015. More

RISE delivers pollinator petition to White House Council on Environmental Quality

Petition highlights steps industry is taking to support pollinators. More

Florida club approves major renovation plan

Golf course improvements part of $13.8 million enhancement at Collier’s Reserve Country Club. More

Syngenta reveals latest golf innovations

Company spent $1.43 billion on global research and development in 2014. More

American Society of Irrigation Consultants honoring Doug Macdonald

Longtime consultant receiving Fellow status. More

Dr. John Kaminski joins GreenSight as Chief Agronomy Officer

Kaminski will aid implementation of drone and imaging technology. More

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Editor's Pick

COOL VIDEOS! Original videos and podcasts from the GCI staff plus the best of the rest from the turf business

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Signature looks

Dealing with plants that aren't turf seems like just one more headache for superintendents, but it doesn't have to be. Lisa Barton, director of outside operations and horticulturist for Manufacturers' Golf and Country Club, talks about how to work with ornamentals without as much frustration.

Books mentioned in the episode:

Manual of Wood Landscape Plants, Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation & Uses by Michael A. Dirr

Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Michael Dirr

Insects that feed on Trees and Shrubs by Warren T. Johnson More