Golf Course Management

OCT 2018

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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78 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 10.18 (industry news) gardens, roadsides, pastures, fields, golf courses, sports fields, lawns, crops, ornamentals and sod production. It is a complete revision and expansion of the previous popular publication, "Weeds of Southern Turfgrass." "Common Weeds and Wildflowers" covers almost 400 plants, with a complete, easy-to-read and understandable description of each plant, key identification characteristics, hints on how to tell the difference between closely related species, the environmental habitats where each is normally found, their worldwide geographical distributions and means of spread. It is available through Clemson by calling 888-772-2665. "Golf Turf Management" is a complete text related to all phases of turfgrass management on golf courses. A fourth-edition revision of the popular text, "Best Golf Course Management Practices," the new book includes 16 chapters covering turfgrass species and cur- rently available cultivars, their physiological characteris- tics, basic course design considerations, establishment, maintenance and integrated pest management. Additional chapters cover physical and chemical properties of soil, irrigation water quality and quantity, plant nutrition and turf fertilizers, diseases, insects, weeds, PGRs, nematodes, pesticide use and calibration, and key personnel and budget management. It is available through CRC Press, or Troon was selected to manage Persimmon Country Club , a private club located just east of Portland in Gresham, Ore. Located in the shadows of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams, Harper Industries, a specialized manufacturer in the fields of agriculture, hydraulics and turf equipment, appointed Joe Biggerstaff to the position of vice president of engineering. Biggerstaff joins Harper after serving on the board of directors for more than two years. "Working for a company the size of Harper offers complete ownership of work and achievements," Biggerstaff said, "not only as an employee, but as a company interested in supporting rural communities and economic develop- ment." Most recently, he served as a chief engineer for the development of the next-generation IDEAL combine at AGCO Corp. This background helped Biggerstaff make the transition at Harper to replace retiring Mark Kiner. "We thank Mark for his contribution to Harper during his three years here," said Tim Penner, president. "We look forward to the vision Joe brings as he builds on Harper's success from the last 20 years. Joe will bring new perspective on product processes as we continue to provide solutions to the markets we serve." Biggerstaff holds a Bachelor of Science in agriculture engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University. Bert McCarty , a professor of turfgrass science at Clemson University, has authored two new books. "Common Weeds and Wildflowers" is a joint effort with world-renowned botanist Dr. David Hall and is a compila- tion of the major weeds and wildflowers encountered in The Italian Golf Federation's consulting agronomist and ecology officer, Stefano Boni, is the latest experienced industry figure to join the not-for-profit Golf Business International . Boni, 43, is the principal of Stefano Boni Golf Services Co., based in Livorno, and, in addition to his degree in agronomics, he also has a four-year superintendent diploma, a five-year club manager diploma, a CMAE club manager diploma, and is a qualified rules official. He provides freelance advisory services to golf clubs and associations and has been with the Italian Golf Federation as agronomist and ecology officer since 2011. He helps the federation provide turfgrass and sustain- ability services to all affiliated clubs; promotes the GEO certification and use of OnCourse program at a national level; carried out Ryder Cup 2022 environmental initiatives; and had a supervisory role at the Italian Open. Golf Business INTERNATIONAL Harper Industries — Joe Biggerstaff

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