Modern ryegrasses for golf course management

12:00PM - 12:45PM, 23 Mar 2022

Modern ryegrasses for golf course management

12 ‑ 12.45pm

Ryegrass breeding continues to develop at an impressive pace, delivering new cultivars with an array of characteristics perfectly adapted for golf courses. This seminar will examine the latest varieties and explain how their traits can be best exploited for sustainable turf management and improved turfgrass performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how grasses are bred for a particular range of traits
  • Discover the latest ryegrasses suitable for golf courses
  • How best to renovate a variety of turf surfaces with ryegrass
  • How more sustainable grasses can be incorporated into golf courses
  • Turf management case studies to best suit your golf course
  • New research trials examining more sustainable grass varieties

Presented by: Presented by Dr David Greenshields, Amenity Commercial Manager, Barenbrug

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Dr. David Greenshields

Product Manager Barenbrug

David Greenshields is Amenity Product Manager for Barenbrug UK.  He has worked for Barenbrug for fourteen years in a variety of sales, R&D and management roles.  David particularly enjoys seeing a new cultivar through final trials before coming to market and advising top sports facilities on grass seed usage.  David's background was in academia - he has a PhD. in Plant Genetics from Edinburgh University and a Master's degree in Environmental Biology from St Andrews University.  In his spare time he tries in vain to hang onto a decent golf handicap whilst "managing" family life with two young daughters and a border collie.

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