Beacon Athletics Diamond DaVincis

Let's talk ballfields.

This podcast is dedicated to the artistry and science of sports field management. Diamond Davincis celebrates the men and women in the sports field industry whose fields are their canvas. This podcast will discuss ballfields and their artists at all levels — from the little leagues to the bigs, and everywhere in between. From time to time we may venture into the world of football and soccer groundskeeping. Golf? Forget about it! They have their own shows. We hope to educate, inform and entertain you with interviews from around the sports field management industry. Give your mind a break while working on your fields and give us a listen. Email questions directly to podcast@beaconathletics.com.

Meet the Hosts

No, we’re not in a jam or a fix (thanks, thesaurus!), but pickles do manage to be mentioned a few times in today’s episode. We start off with a little Turf Science about seed head production, then we talk to Mike Carr and Jeremy Nelson from the City of Portland Parks and Rec. department about their unique management situations. Things are wrapped up with Turf Tech session looking at Paul’s favorite radar apps.

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In a Pickle (June 1, 2016)

Kelly Kimura, Jeremy Nelson, Mike Carr - City of Portland Parks and Rec
From Left to Right: Kelly Kimura, Jeremy Nelson and Mike Carr: City of Portland Parks and Rec.

Portland, Oregon: Walker Stadium, home of the Portland Pickles
Walker Stadium, home of the Portland Pickles: Perennial Ryegrass grow-in from hydro-seeded application.

Walker Stadium 2016
Walker Stadium 2016

No, we’re not in a jam or a fix (thanks, thesaurus!), but in our Outta the Park interview we are going to talk to Mike Carr (Turf, Irrigation, Heavy Equipment Supervisor; City of Portland, Parks and Rec.) and Jeremy Nelson (Turf Maintenance Crew Lead; City of Portland, Parks and Rec.) who care of the myriad sports fields of Portland, Oregon including Walker Stadium, home of the Portland Pickles.

Surprisingly the subject of pickles comes up more than we would have expected in an otherwise theme-less episode. Have you been thinking about turfgrass seed-heads lately? Paul has and he made the mistake of asking Theresa about it. So today we’re starting things off with a Turf Science segment devoted to seed-head production. And we’ll wrap things up with a little Turf Tech – Paul has some strong opinions about radar and has found two particularly good apps that he recommends for finding the most precise and up-to-the-minute storm tracking available.

Segments: Turf Science, Outta the Park, Turf Tech

Guests: Mike Carr (Turf, Irrigation, Heavy Equipment Supervisor; City of Portland, Parks and Rec.) and Jeremy Nelson (Turf Maintenance Crew Lead; City of Portland, Parks and Rec.)

▶ Turf Tech:
Radar Scope iPhone and iPad versions available.
Pykle 3 Google Play store link for Android Radar App.