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Professors and Golf Course Superintendents Recognized for Turfgrass Phosphorus Fertilizer Training Program

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Photo: (Left to right) Dr. Brian Horgan; Gene Hugoson, MDA Commissioner; Rick Traver Jr., CGCS, and Scott Turtinen, MN Golf Course Superintendents Association. (Not Shown, Dr. Carl Rosen). Scott Turtinen.
The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has recently awarded two University of Minnesota Professors, Drs. Brian Horgan and Carl Rosen, along with Mr. Rick Traver, Jr.,CGCS and Mr. Scott Turtinen of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association, for their dedicated service to the Turfgrass Phosphorus Fertilizer Training Program.

Dr. Horgan is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota and Turfgrass Extension Specialist. He travels around the world giving lectures on nutrient fate, fertilizer management, water conservation strategies and general turfgrass management. His research focuses on creating common sense solutions for the practitioner of today and future turfgrass managers.

Dr. Rosen is a Professor and Extension Soil Scientist in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Horticultural Science. Since 1983, his extension and research programs at Minnesota have focused on improving nutrient use efficiency in a variety of crops with particular emphasis on nutrient management in irrigated crop production. Efforts in recent years have also focused water quality issues related to fertilizer use and agricultural/horticultural use of municipal and industrial by-products as soil amendments. 

Below is the letter of appreciation signed by the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, outlining the reach and accomplishments of the Turfgrass Phosphorus Fertilizer Training Program in the North Central agronomic region. Congratulations to all four gentlemen!

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