The EarthWorks Podcast

Listen to The EarthWorks Podcast below! Join our EarthWorks Agronomy Team as they discuss a wide range of topics including: Biological Soil Management, Carbon Based Fertility, and real life experiences managing turf out in the field.

You'll get to know some of the industry experts in the fields of golf course, sports turf and lawn care management. These casual conversations are more than just tech "jargon of carbon". You'll hear real stories from real people.

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The EarthWorks Podcast Videos

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The EarthWorks Podcast - Joel Simmons with Troy Crawford of FC Dallas

Join us for a fascinating sports turf discussion with Troy Crawford the grounds manager for FC Dallas. Troy and I discuss, among other things, the ROI that he discovered by investing in amending his fields at time of construction.

The EarthWorks Podcast - Joel Simmons with Kevin Mercer of Denison University

This version of the EarthWorks Podcast we have the pleasure to interview our friend Kevin Mercer, The Grounds & Landscape Manager at Denison University in Granville, Ohio just north of Columbus.  Kevin is a very studied Grounds Manager and talks about his years in the golf industry and the transition to University Grounds Management.  He shares some interesting stories about his unique take on soils management, his reduction in pesticide usage, how he became a Stuart of the soil and how biological soil management has been his agronomic focus for most of his career.  Kevin is both informative and entertaining and worth the listen.

The EarthWorks Podcast - Joel Simmons with Glenn Smickley of California Golf Club

This week I had a chance to catch up with an old friend, Glenn Smickley, the General Manager at the California Golf Club in San Francisco California. We talked about his days as superintendent at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, its establishment and grow in and the incredible network of superintendents that Glenn has mentored over his career and whats it like to move desks from the superintendents office to the GM’s. Enjoy!

The EarthWorks Podcast - Jack Higgins with Tom Higgins of Jumping Brook Country Club

Today’s podcast with Tom Higgins of Jumping Brook Country Club discusses the regrassing of collars and intermediate cut around greens. Tom is a very generous guy, and it was fun to hear some of his stories!

The EarthWorks Podcast - Joel Simmons with John Chassard of Lehigh Country Club

Join me for a conversation with my old friend Golf Course Superintendent John Chassard of Lehigh Country Club in Emmaus Pennsylvania. We talk about his William Flynn design, his stream restoration, biological soil management and the incredible culture he has built around his long term staff.

The EarthWorks Podcast - Joel Simmons with Kevin Hicks

Thanks for joining us for The EarthWorks Podcast, today I am interviewing Kevin Hicks, 25 year golf course superintendent. Kevin and I talk about his experiences of coming out of turf school and taking over Dessert Forest Country Club all the way to managing the floating green at The Coeur d’Alene Resort. We wrap discussing the challenges of completely changing careers to become a consulting sales agronomist.

The EarthWorks Podcast - Jack Higgins with Josh Saunders

EarthWorks had the pleasure of talking with Josh Saunders of Lancaster Country Club a few days ago. Tune in to hear Josh discuss some of the joys and challenges of managing the golf course on this beautiful piece of property in the farm country of Pennsylvania. There is some interesting discussion about preparing for the Women’s US Open along with agronomic strategies for managing different constructed root zones and holes that are prone to flooding.

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