O’ Brother, Where Art Paul? (September 10, 2015)
O’ calm down, he’s here. But Theresa’s taking over in this edition of the Diamond DaVincis podcast. We’ll start the episode by finishing up our High/Low segment about sand and soil rootzones from Episode 10 with a little talk about nutrient management differences between the two and with different budgets. Then it’s time to sit down with Dr. John Sorochan (Associate Professor, University of Tennessee) for an Outta the Park interview focused on some of the latest work being done in athletic turf research. And in the Meteorology Minute Paul takes his turn to geek out on the weather prediction process for this fall and winter.
Segments: High/Low, Outta the Park, Meteorology Minute
Guests: Dr. John Sorochan
– Downloadable PDF from the STMA on proper soil sampling procedures. Also includes tips for understanding your nutritional soil sample results
▶ Outta the Park:
– TAFT Tennessee Athletic Field Tester pictures
▶ Meteorology Minute:
– The State Climate office of North Carolina has a terrific site describing most of the oscillations that effect North America directly. This includes the ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation), the AO (Arctic Oscillation) and the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation), the PNA (the Pacific North American pattern) and the PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation). This site gives a good description and breakdown of what they are and how they work.
– Wikipedia Arctic Oscillation
– Wikipedia Southern Oscillation
– Wikipedia Pacific Decadal Oscillation
– Pacific North American Teleconnection Pattern
– NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information also has great information on the teleconnections of the different oscillations.