Positive Environmental Actions for Your Golf Course 


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Presented by Syngenta

Dan Potter, Ph.D. & Walt Osborne 

Syngenta is dedicated to helping superintendents protect natural ecosystems and reduce resource consumption while preserving turf playability. With tools and programs such as Operation Pollinator and GreenCast® EcoMeasures, golf course superintendents can increase the sustainable management of their turf and resources. Since 2001, Operation Pollinator has provided golf course managers the support to establish and manage attractive wildflower habitats crucial for pollinating insects. Research efforts lead by Dan Potter, Ph.D., professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky Turfgrass Research Center, and Walt Osborne, key account manager at Syngenta, have prompted more than 60 courses across 20 states to incorporate Operation Pollinator on their courses.

Syngenta also offers the EcoMeasures tool, which empowers golf courses to measure and identify energy consumption. EcoMeasures helps course managers benchmark and track environmental performance as well as validate improvements, by estimating a golf course's gross and net greenhouse gas emissions.

In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn more from Dan Potter, Ph.D., and Walt Osborne about implementing Operation Pollinator and the EcoMeasures tool on your course.

Original presentation date: July 22, 2014

About the instructors

Dan Potter, Ph.D.

Daniel A. Potter, professor of entomology, University of Kentucky, is an international authority on the ecology and management of insects impacting turf and woody landscape plants. He received his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He and his students have published nearly 200 refereed scientific papers and his 1998 textbook "Destructive Turfgrass Insects: Biology, Diagnosis, and Control" is a widely used. Potter has received numerous awards including University of Kentucky’s Distinguished Research Professor and the 2010 USGA Green Section Award and has been keynote speaker at scientific and green industry conferences throughout the world.

Walt Osborne

Walt Osborne is currently the key account manager – Golf for Syngenta Turf and Landscape.  Osborne has held market development, key account manager and technical sales positions for Syngenta since 1989. Previous responsibilities also include field technical service advisor in Northern Field Crops. Osborne is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agronomy. In his current role, he helps golf course superintendents and owners with the practical implementation of Operation Pollinator on the golf course.


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