New turf cultivars with the potential to reduce required inputs
Zach joined the Green Section in the spring of 2016 as an agronomist in the Central Region. He is based in the Columbus, Ohio, office and conducts visits in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Canada as well as providing educational outreach throughout the Central Region.
Working on a golf course during high school inspired Zach to pursue a degree in turfgrass science at Penn State University. Upon completing his degree, he worked as an assistant superintendent at St. Clair Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., French Creek Golf Club in Elverson, Pa., and Bidermann Golf Course in Wilmington, Del. Zach went on to become the South Course Superintendent at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del., where he spent four years before joining the USGA Green Secti