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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.

New resource: Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) Explained

The Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ)  helps you determine the environmental impact of most commonly used pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides) in agriculture and horticulture. You can use the calculations you make to compare the environmental impact of different pesticides and pest management programs.

We just added a new resource to this site that explains how, including a links to the NYSIPM Program’s EIQ Calculator and video of an in-depth webinar introducing EIQ.

‘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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