Welcome to the AGCSA's webcast and video streaming facility. This feature of the AGCSA website has been made possible through part-funding from Horticulture Australia Limited as part of Project No: TU08001. It is the AGCSA's aim with such a facility to enable wider dissemination of turf industry research and education.
28th Australian Turfgrass Conference Webcasts
Delegates to the recent 28th Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition were sent an email in mid-July 2012 containing a link to all webcasts which were recorded during the week in Melbourne. A total of 29 presentations – including all Plenary, Golf, Sportsfield, Agronomic and Management stream sessions – were recorded totalling more than 26 hours worth of education. Each webcast contains footage of the presenter as well as their PowerPoint presentation. Among the webcasts delegates can view are:
Dr Frank Rossi’s three presentations on sustainable turf management programmes, resource efficient sportsturf management and organically/biologically based cultural and pest management programmes;
AFL great Wayne Schwass’s superb keynote address on mental health issues;
Sharon Kaibel’s two presentations on behavioural profiling and presentation skills;
Manly Golf Club superintendent Michael Bradbery’s look at the massive reconstruction project at the Sydney course;
The Sportsfield Stream’s End Users Forum conducted by Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust horticulture manager Adrian Black and the cricket wicket open forum conducted by Cameron Sutherland which also featured Marcus Pamplin (Bellerive Oval), Brett Sipthorpe (Westpac Stadium, NZ) and Damian Hough (Adelaide Oval);
Robin Doodson and Nadeem Zreikat’s social media workshop;
And many, many more....
For those who did not attend the conference but are interested in viewing any or all of the conference sessions, please contact AGCSA events and education manager Simone Staples to find out download costs.
Please note: The email sent to delegates in July also contains a link to view the webcasts on smartphone and tablet devices. iPhone users will need to download the free MediaSite app (you will be prompted to do so) in order to view the presentations - iPad users don't require the app.
To give you a taste of the webcasts that the AGCSA recorded in Melbourne, two are now available for general viewing. They are:
Stephen Bernhard Workshop: This highly informative two-hour workshop was conducted by Bernhard and Co principal Stephen Bernhard examining mower set-up and its influence on course playability, presentation and speed. This workshop also featured local course superintendents Robin Doodson, (Sanctuary Cove G&CC, QLD), Steve Jacobsen (Carnarvon GC, NSW) and Stuart Moore (Southport GC, QLD) talking about and sharing their views and experiences. Running time: 2 hours and 2 minutes. Click here to view this webcast.
AGCSATech Update – Bents, Benchmarking and Biodiversity: This session, presented jointly by Andrew Peart, John Geary (both AGCSATech) and Dr Caragh Threlfall (University of Melbourne), included updates on the various AGCSATech research projects such as the recently finished bentgrass varieties trial (HAL Project TU08002), the current golf course benchmarking study (HAL Project TU11003) and the combined biodiversity and carbon benefit study with the University of Melbourne. Running time: 50 minutes. Click here to view this webcast.
27th Australian Turfgrass Conference Webcasts
At the 2011 Australian Turfgrass Conference in Adelaide, the AGCSA expanded its webcasts to include both the Golf and Sportsfield streams as well as the optional Friday workshops. A total of 26 presentations were produced, representing more than 34 hours worth of education content. To view presentations from the likes of USGA agronomist Brian Whitlark (pictured right), turfgrass scientist Dr Micah Woods as well as a host of locally renowned course superintendents and turf managers, simply click on the link below. The webcasts require Microsoft SilverLight to view (if you do not have this installed you will be promoted to download this free software which will take a matter of seconds) and as well as video footage of the speakers you will also be able to view their accompanying PowerPoint presentation.
26th Australian Turfgrass Conference Webcasts
At the 2010 Australian Turfgrass Conference on the Gold Coast, the AGCSA videoed a total of 17 presentations and webcast them for conference delegates following the event. With the 27th Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition now just a few months away, the AGCSA has decided to release these webcasts for general viewing. By clicking on the link below you can view up to 12 hours worth of education sessions that were recorded on the Gold Coast. The webcasts require Microsoft SilverLight to view (if you do not have this installed you will be promoted to download this free software which will take a matter of seconds) and as well as video footage of the speakers you will also be able to view their accompanying PowerPoint presentation. You can view the presentations as many times as you like.