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/// Behind Talking Turf

Meet the Experts

The Bayer Green Solutions Team delivers turf news, product updates and solutions

Through Talking Turf, the Bayer Green Solutions Team (GST) is pleased to offer timely information on current turf issues across the U.S., technical updates, and the latest agronomic solutions to your turf problems. We'll offer our professional observations, insights and recommendations on all things turf. Of course, we also welcome your ideas and feedback.


  • Former Assist. Prof. and Turfgrass Specialist at Oregon State University
  • 27+ years in the turfgrass industry
  • Ph.D. in Agronomy from The Ohio State University
  • Master of Science in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University


  • Green Solutions Team Manager
  • 26+ years in the turfgrass industry
  • Has two U.S. patents for his work with Chipco® Signature
  • Master of Science in Agronomy from Clemson University


  • Former Agronomist at USGA
  • 18+ years in the turfgrass industry
  • Master's Degree in Horticulture from Clemson University
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida


  • Former Turfgrass Specialist at Purdue University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 34+ years of turfgrass and horticultural experience
  • Ph.D. in Agronomy/Turfgrass Science from Purdue University
  • Master of Science in Horticulutre/Turfgrass Science from Iowa State University


  • Green Solutions Team Specialist
  • 15+ years in the turfgrass industry
  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Master of Science in Plant Pathology, and a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Sciences from Michigan State University

The Bayer Green Solutions Team is a key part of Bayer's commitment to healthy turf.

The GST translates innovative research into practical, real-world solutions for tough turfgrass pests and stress, and helps look for new ways to manage challenges that turf managers face. You may catch any of our Green Solutions specialists delivering educational seminars, offering the latest technical updates on Bayer products, providing timely communication on pest outbreaks, or even tweeting away on Twitter about new developments in the turfgrass industry. The combined experience of the GST brings you the expertise that you can use to make your job easier.

Meet the Green Solutions Team