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The Cornell Turfgrass Program offers two podcasts, Turf Talk and Clippings. You can also hear Rossi on Frankly Speaking on TurfNet Radio.

‘Turf Talk’ podcast

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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Episodes:

  • August 14, 2018 — Proactive moisture management, coach feedback on field playability.
  • August 8, 2018 — Banner year for crabgrass. Bermudagrass in Brooklyn. Root issues worsen.
  • July 31, 2018 — Pests, weeds and stress: Chinch bugs, clover, cyanobacteria, root pathogens and more.
  • July 25, 2018 — Excess moisture fueling stress, hindering recovery.
  • July 18, 2018 — Turf guy Frank Rossi chats disease issues with Rich Buckley, director of the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory at Rutgers University.
  • July 11, 2018 — Summer stress underway, fueling plethora of pests, diseases. Slow down on mowing, increase rolling.
  • July 4, 2018 — Weather fueling abiotic stress and disease, especially pythium. Hot weather water management.
  • June 27, 2018 — With high temps inbound, it’s time to “aim for the center of the green” and play some defense!
  • June 14, 2018 — Precision moisture management, ABWs, avoiding mechanical stress.
  • June 4, 2018 —  Heat pushes season, fuels root, disease stress. Keep clippings off streets.
  • May 30, 2018 —  Diseases, stress heating up.
  • May 21, 2018 —  Warm conditions fuel diseases, weeds, insects.
  • May 16, 2018 —  Spring heats up, data-driven management.
  • May 8, 2018 —  Late spring issues, root pests.
  • April 30, 2018 — Time to scout for weevils and weeds.
  • April 23, 2018 — Winter damage on golf courses in the North this year, and home lawn weeds.
  • April 18, 2018 — Early-season weather patterns and soil cultivation strategies. Fall practices to prepare yourself for spring weather like this!
  • April 9, 2018 — It was an average winter in the Northeast, but cold spring with Nor’easters are slowing the season.

‘Clippings’ podcast

Cornell Turfgrass Clippings Podcast offers practical suggestions and cutting-edge tips from Cornell University Turf Guy Dr. Frank Rossi for professionals in the lawn, golf and sports turf industry in New York State and surrounding areas.

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