Blow it Out Your Irrigation Pipes (November 18, 2015)
Yep, That’s a SKI JUMP on Wrigley Field. Note also, it was set up for a football game before the structure and snow were placed! Source
Today we’re beginning with another Bullpen segment where Paul and Theresa discuss the differences between time demands of Northern and Southern turf managers and circle around a little to look at an idea for managers facing increased use demands on their fields. Then it’s time for a football fueled Outta the Park interview with Ross Kurcab (Championship Turf; Former Head Groundskeeper, Denver Broncos) who schools us on the ins and outs of field maintenance in the colder months including: winter crew management, planning game day scenarios for winter weather, painting tricks and tips for colder temperatures, and two really great discussions about winterizing your irrigation and the benefits of a dormant seeding program.
Finally, when you least expect it, Turf Science returns! Theresa tries to force Paul to talk about the physiology behind wear tolerance but Paul outwits her yet again and manages to hijack the discussion. Theresa instead talks about the science involved in defeating a major wear event Paul experience back at Oriole Park.
Segments: Bullpen, Outta the Park, Turf Science
Guests: Ross Kurcab (Championship Turf; Former Head Groundskeeper, Denver Broncos)
▶ Outta the Park:
– Ross’s Email Address
– Twitter: @naturalgrassman
– Championship Sports Turf Systems Phone Number: 888-498-1117
– Snow Removal on Natural and Synthetic Athletic Surfaces revised document prepared by Ryan McGillivray, CSFM; Reviewed by Dennis Brolin and 2015 STMA Information Outreach Committee