PODCAST: How microbial life impacts the health of your golf course

22 November 2019 Podcast



Francesca Bayliss and Tamsin Williams are postgraduate students at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Both are looking at biological ways of improving plant health and the potential use of nematodes in boosting turf health. Francesca is investigating treatments to improve soil microbiology and Tamsin is focusing upon the potential uses of seaweed products.

From potentially aiding species interchange to alternative methods for disease suppression, the microbial ecosystem is one that greenkeepers may never have considered before. Is it time we started?

BTME and Continue to Learn 

Registration has opened for BTME 2020, taking place in Harrogate this January. 

As always, Continue to Learn will kick off the week, with the education programme evolving to better suit the needs of BIGGA members. Taking place from Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22 January, the association’s Learning & Development team has put together its largest-ever package of education.

Continue to Learn features more than 250 hours of education delivered by over 90 speakers and places are selling out fast, so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your career, and your course, to the next level. Head to the BTME website to find out more.


The Green Room Golf Course Podcast is produced by Karl Hansell on behalf of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.

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Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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