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BASF Sponsored Podcasts and Webinars

May 11, 2017

BASF Sponsored Podcasts

BASF provides innovative solutions that help you deliver healthier, more resilient turf. But we don’t stop there. We also provide the opportunity to learn about the latest research and findings. Our podcast series, called Better Turf Solutions, will give you new ideas for optimizing the health of your turf. Visit The Pin Sheet for topics, speakers, and a link to our podcast archives.

March 31, 2017

Controlling Dollar Spot

Jeff Vannoy
BASF Senior Product Manager, Turf

In this episode of the Pin Sheet, presented by BASF, host Peter McCormick chats with Jeff Vannoy, Senior Product Manager at BASF, about the challenges of controlling dollar spot. Jeff updates us on new chemistries and recommended spray programs for dollar spot, including BASF's Start Early, Stay on Course, Finish Strong program.

September 18, 2016

Post-Labor Day recap; preparing for fall and winter

Kyle Miller
BASF Sr. Technical Specialist

In this episode of The BASF Pin Sheet, TurfNet's Jon Kiger chats with BASF Sr. Technical Specialist Kyle Miller about the recent summer season in the north and mid-Atlantic regions, and what to think about to properly prepare for fall and winter.

September 7, 2016

Managing Pythium for bentgrass ultradwarf conversions

Dr. Kathie Kalmowitz
BASF Technical Specialist

For this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, host Jon Kiger caught up with BASF Technical Specialist Dr. Kathie Kalmowitz at a recent BASF Turf Research & Solutions Seminar held at Druid Hills Golf Club in the Atlanta area. 

Topics include differing strategies for managing Pythium and other diseases on both bentgrass and ultradwarf Bermudagrass in the South, and special concerns for those converting from bent to ultradwarf.

July 28, 2016

Willie Pennington, industry icon

Willie Pennington
BASF Southeast Sales Representative

In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, Jon Kiger chats with long-time BASF Southeast Sales Representative -- and industry icon -- Willie Pennington. Jon and Willie cover a broad range of subjects, from Mother Nature to bent-to-Bermuda conversions, changes in levels of turf inputs over the years... and Willie's penchant for deep sea tuna fishing vacations!

BASF Sponsored Webinars

Hear the latest in turf research, education and recommendations from university and industry experts, hosted on TurfNet.

Click on the titles below to register or to access archived webinars.

April 25, 2017

New Postemergence Herbicides for Difficult to Control Weeds

Scott McElroy, Ph.D.
Auburn University

This webinar by Scott McElroy, Ph.D., of Auburn University will explore some newer herbicide chemistries and how to best use these products to combat difficult-to-control turfgrass weeds.

August 4, 2016

Biology and Control of Rapid Blight

Bruce Martin, Ph.D.
Clemson University
Larry Stowell, Ph.D. 

In this webinar on rapid blight presented by BASF, Bruce Martin, Ph.D., of Clemson University and Larry Stowell, Ph.D., of PACE Turf will discuss topics such as the host’s range and conditions that make turf susceptible to the pathogen. 

The discussion will include why some geographic areas are more susceptible than others and how it interacts with other diseases, including summer patch and anthracnose. 

The presenters also will discuss fungicide efficacy in the effort to manage against rapid blight and how new chemistries compare with standard treatments.

July 22, 2016

Summer Weed Update and Options for Control

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee

In this TurfNet University Webinar, Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., of the University of Tennessee will discuss summer weed control. 

This presentation will include a discussion on common troublesome summer weeds and conditions under which each thrive. 

The presenter also will include an update on the latest scientific research on the topic and recommended control methods for a variety of common weeds.

May 4, 2016

Fairy Ring and Fine Agronomics

Mike Fidanza, Ph.D.
Penn State University
John Cisar, Ph.D.
University of Florida

This presentation includes a background on fairy ring, its symptoms, research updates and the latest in disease control.

April 13, 2016

Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control

Rick Latin, Ph.D.
Purdue University

This presentation covers background information on common turfgrass diseases, optimal control solutions, knowing which to use, when to use it and why.

April 6, 2017

Profiling the Dollar Spot Disease in 2017

Rick Latin, Ph.D.
Purdue University

A discussion of the decades-long escalation of serious disease outbreaks, despite the fact that the current version of the pathogen is not very different than that which was encountered during the middle of the last century.


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