GCI's Pat Jones will host a discussion with The Course at Yale superintendent Scott Ramsay and Koch Turf & Ornamental experts Dr. Eric Miltner and Andy Drohen about how enhanced efficiency fertilizers can help you effectively micromanage nutrition, and the value gained from following the 4Rs: Right fertilizer source at the Right rate at the Right time and in the Right place.
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Ramsay, CGCS, has been the superintendent at the highly regarded Yale course since the fall of 2003. He arrived at Yale after a successful stint as the superintendent at Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Mass. Ramsay graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in golf course management. He then worked as a superintendent at courses in Westchester County, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and served as a regional manager for the Arnold Palmer Management Company. Ramsay was named Connecticut Superintendent of the Year in 2011 and was named TurfNet's Superintendent of the Year in 2006.
Miltner is an agronomist with Koch Turf & Ornamental. He coordinates field research and provides technical support on fertilizer technology and use both within KAS and externally with customers, turfgrass managers, and other turfgrass industry interests. Prior to a career move into the fertilizer industry in 2011, Miltner spent 17 years in university research, extension, and teaching at Washington State University and Utah State University. He earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University, bachelor of science and master of science degrees at the University of Georgia, and is a Certified Crop Advisor through the American Society of Agronomy.
Drohen is a Koch Turf & Ornamental senior territory sales manager covering the Northeast United States and Canada. He earned his master of science degree in turfgrass management from the University of Massachusetts. He has been in the fertilizer business for the past 18 years working with the leading nitrogen technologies and educating end-users and sales representatives on the science behind the release of various nitrogen products.