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Cornell University ShortCUTT Newsletter (Week 3 – April 30, 2018)

ShortCUTT Newsletter (Week 3 – April 30, 2018)

Dr. Rossi discusses management for early season pests, and handling excessive athletic field traffic given the compressed Spring season in NY.

If you are a member of a Professional Association then you will receive them through your regular email. If you know someone who’d like a copy, get in touch with us at our Cornell Turfgrass Website @ turf.cals.cornell.edu, our Twitter and Facebook pages @Cornell_Turfgrass, or by e-mailing our program manager, Carl Schimenti at css223@cornell.edu.

Time to scout for weevils and weeds:  Turf Talk Podcast Week 4

  • April 30, 2018 — Time to scout for weevils and weeds.  In the northeast, it’s time to start monitoring of pests. Annual Bluegrass Weevil and weeds will begin to emerge, but scouting is the key to proper control. This is also a strategic time to use stress as a tool to prepare turf for the summer.

Turf Talk is a weekly podcast during the growing season hosted by ‘Turf Guy’ Frank Rossi, associate professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, and turfgrass Extension Aide, Carl Schimenti.

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Winter damage, lawn weeds: Turf Talk Podcast Week 3

April 23, 2018 — Winter damage on golf courses in the North this year, and home lawn weeds.

Turf Talk is a weekly podcast during the growing season hosted by ‘Turf Guy’ Frank Rossi, associate professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, and turfgrass Extension Aide, Carl Schimenti.

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Early-season weather and soil strategies: Turf Talk Podcast Week 2

April 18, 2018 — Early-season weather patterns and soil cultivation strategies. Fall practices to prepare yourself for spring weather like this!

Turf Talk is a weekly podcast during the growing season hosted by ‘Turf Guy’ Frank Rossi, associate professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, and turfgrass Extension Aide, Carl Schimenti.

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Cornell University ShortCUTT Newsletter (Week 1 – April 16, 2018)

ShortCUTT Newsletter (Week 1 – April 16, 2018)

From Frank Rossi, Associate Professor and; Extension Turfgrass Specialist:

Welcome back to our 19th season of the ShortCUTT (Cornell University Turfgrass Times) newsletter! We are grateful for the many years of support from the New York State Turfgrass Association. However, new funding sources allowed for the newsletter to be available to all turfgrass managers and interested parties in New York.

If you are a member of a Professional Association then you will receive them through your regular email. If you know someone who’d like a copy, get in touch with us at our Cornell Turfgrass Website @ turf.cals.cornell.edu, our Twitter and Facebook pages @Cornell_Turfgrass, or by e-mailing our program manager, Carl Schimenti at css223@cornell.edu.

In this week’s edition,we discuss weather effects on disease pressure, annual bluegrass seedhead suppression, and pre-emergence herbicide application timing. We also get some thoughts from Soil Insect Ecologist, Professor Kyle Wickings, on early-season insect populations.

Looking forward to providing timely growing season information to those across the Northeast!

Cold spring and Nor’easters slowing the season Turf Talk Podcast Week 1

April 9, 2018 — It was an average winter in the Northeast, but cold spring with Nor’easters are slowing the season.

Turf Talk is a weekly podcast during the growing season hosted by ‘Turf Guy’ Frank Rossi, associate professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, and turfgrass Extension Aide, Carl Schimenti.

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Rossi recognized for environmental efforts

rossi and mcgraw tower

Associate professor and turfgrass specialist Frank Rossi has been an intellectual force behind some of the most environmentally conscious concepts embraced by the golf industry. A profile in GCM Magazine celebrating Rossi’s selection as the GCSAA’s 2018 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship notes that he is “renowned for his hands-on work with golf superintendents and  reputation for challenging convention at every turn.”

Read the whole article.

‘Frankly Speaking’ podcast: Real Science Behind Climate Change, with Dr. Art DeGaetano

Head on over to turfnet.com to listen to Frank Rossi‘s latest podcast, Real Science Behind Climate Change, with Dr. Art DeGaetano

In this episode Rossi chats with DeGaetano of Cornell University about the underlying science of climate change. DeGaetano is a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University and Director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) at Cornell.

Art’s PhD in climatology and horticulture from Rutgers uniquely positions him to understand and explain climate influences on man-made and biological systems.

A fascinating discussion without spin, pivoting or fake anything.

Roller-coaster season recap, La Niña winter to come? Week 30 ‘ShortCUTT Early Bird’ podcast available now

Weekly summary of timely growing topics for the Northeast from experts around the region. The latest weather and how it affects your management of diseases, insects and fertility, timely tips and more.

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Rossi to receive GCSAA Award for Environmental Stewardship

Frank Rossi

Frank Rossi

Source: Golf Course Management [2017-10-31]

Frank Rossi, associate professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, and one of the world’s leading experts on turfgrass science, has been selected to receive the 2018 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship by the board of directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Rossi, 55, will officially receive the award Tuesday, Feb. 6, during the Opening Session of the 2018 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio (Feb. 3-8).

The GCSAA President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship was established in 1991 to recognize “an exceptional environmental contribution to the game of golf; a contribution that further exemplifies the golf course superintendent’s image as a steward of the land.”

“Dr. Rossi’s passion and hard work have helped drive the golf industry to a more environmentally focused future,” says GCSAA President Bill H. Maynard, CGCS. “He has not only been at the forefront of sustainability in the golf industry, but as a former superintendent himself, he has been a great source of information and support for superintendents around the world. We are pleased to honor him for his accomplishments.”

Rossi says, “Of course I am filled with gratitude to the GCSAA and all my colleagues and students over the years. I am quite humbled receiving this award. While I’ve spent my career working in the environmental area, I never thought or imagined it would ever be recognized.”

Among Rossi’s accomplishments, he served as a consultant for the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens at Bethpage Black, and developed sand and grass specifications for the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro. He has also done consulting work for Central Park, the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers.

“I am very fortunate to work in a field where every day there is a new challenge,” Rossi says. “Of course, these high-profile venues and events leave little margin for error, but when you work closely with professional golf and sports turf managers, you know you have expert problem solvers — can-do individuals who, when they commit to something, will make it happen.”

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Rossi (right) explains robotic mower research at Bluegrass Lane Turf Field Day in 2015.

Rossi (right) explains robotic mower research at Bluegrass Lane Turf Field Day in 2015.

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