Twelve GCSAA member superintendents have been selected as a part of the first class to participate in the first Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow Plant Health Academy, a program of Bayer CropScience's Environmental Science division.
The academy is a two-part immersive plant health curriculum for Class A or Superintendent Members of GCSAA. The Academy sessions will involve in-the-field training at the Bayer Development and Training Center in Clayton, N.C., Sept. 25-27, and classroom training at GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., March 3-5, 2014.
Members of the first class include:
- Chad B. Corp, CGCS, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Mich.
- Anthony M. Girardi, CGCS, Rockrimmon Country Club, Stamford, Conn.
- Jeffrey E. Holliday, CGCS, Salisbury Country Club, Midlothian, Va.
- Ralph J. Kepple, CGCS, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
- Andy Klein, Class A, Falcon Lakes Golf Course, Basehor, Kan.
- Joseph A. Lasher, CGCS, The Resort at the Mountain, Welches, Ore.
- Eric R. McPherson, CGCS, Omaha Country Club, Omaha, Neb.
- Matthew H. Miller, Class A, Carey Park Golf Course, Hutchinson, Kan.
- Jeffrey L. Seeman, Class A, Calverton Links, Calverton, N.Y.
- Brian J. Stiehler, CGCS, Highlands Country Club, Highlands, N.C.
- Douglas A. Vogel, Class A, Packanack Golf Club, Wayne, N.J.
- W. Craig Weyandt, Class A, The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
“We are honored by the caliber of applications we received from superintendents with a demonstrated commitment to plant health,” said Scott Welge, head of marketing for Bayer’s Professional Turf & Ornamental (T&O) business. “Bayer has a rich history of innovation and pioneered the T&O industry’s first plant health solutions more than two decades ago, with the development of StressGard Formulation Technology (FT). The Academy is an opportunity to continue driving the research that will support the next generation of plant health solutions.”
More information on Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow and the Plant Health Academy is available at this website.