Disertantes

Scott McElroy

Scott McElroy is a Professor in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at Auburn University. He received his MS from Auburn University and his PhD from the NC State University in Crop Science with a minor in Plant Ecology.   Dr. McElroy now holds a joint appointment at Auburn University with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture.  His primary research areas are on methods for weed management in turfgrass systems, and physiology and molecular biology of herbicide resistant weed species. He is an associate editor for the Weed Science Society of America Journal, Weed Technology, and also serves as a reviewer for Weed Science, Agronomy Journal, Crop Science, HortScience, and HortTechnology. Dr. McElroy teaches two classes, Principles of Weed Science (AGRN 3120) and Applied Weed Science Technology (AGRN 5200/6200).  Dr. McElroy maintains an active international research and teaching presence.  He is currently an elected board member of the European Turfgrass Society, an associate editor for International Turfgrass Society, and is an elected board member to the Southern Weed Science Society.  Dr. McElroy was awarded the Director’s Research Award from the College of Agriculture at Auburn in 2009, the Outstanding Young Weed Scientist Award in 2011 from the Southern Weed Science Society, and the 2013 Early Career Weed Scientist Award from the Weed Science Society of America.

Dr. McElroy was born and raised in Moulton, Alabama, a small town in Northwest Alabama.  In his youth, Dr. McElroy was an avid basketball player, signing a basketball scholarship with Northwest Community College in Phil Campbell, Alabama for his freshman year and transferring his sophomore year to play at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama.

Dr. McElroy is married to Dr. Nichole McElroy, DVM.  They have three children, Joseph (12), William (10) and Trent (8).   In his spare time, Dr. McElroy is a member of the Auburn Masters Swimming Team, plays golf (very badly), and coaches his children in different sports.

Dr. Earl Elsner

Dr. Earl Elsner BS, MS University of Georgia y PhD University of Illinois. En la actualidad es Golf Course, Turf Farm Consultant, y Coordinator International Turfgrass Genetic Assurance Program and Interim Director Georgia Seed Development Commission.

La experiencia de Dr. Elsner en céspedes comienza en al año 1964, siendo estudiante graduado de Dr. Glenn Burton (University of Georgia), en cuya investigación para su programa de masters, recolecto los datos principales para la liberación de Tifdwarf. Graduado en University of Illinois donde obtuvo su Doctorado, ha sido autor de numerosas publicaciones referidas a la pureza genética de los céspedes, procedimientos para la inspección y certificación y desarrollo de cultivares. Condujo programas de formación para la certificación de céspedes para asociaciones nacionales e internacionales. Desarrollo e implemento los procedimientos para la liberación de nuevos cultivares, programas de licencias y protocolos de producción para TifEagle, TifSport, SeaIsle 1, SeaIsle 2000 y TifBlair.

Dr. Elsner es reconocido como autoridad nacional e internacional en genética, producción y manejo de cultivares de césped de estación cálida. Su trabajo como coordinador del programa de Certificación de ITGAP está enfocado en mejorar la disponibilidad de césped genéticamente verdadero de acuerdo al tipo, morfológicamente uniforme, producido por productores locales o regionales de céspedes de calidad superior. Este objetivo solo se logra a través de un fuerte componente de educación dirigido directamente a productores de césped, superintendentes y arquitectos de canchas de golf.

Recientemente Dr. Elsner fue el orador invitado a la Conferencia Regional SE de la USGA realizada en Pinehurst, NC, en la Tifton Turfgrass Conference, Tifton, GA, y el V Simposio SIGRA en Botucatu, Brasil. También está invitado a disertar en la Asian Golf Course Summit, en Bangkok, Tailandia en Octubre 2010. Las presentaciones incluyen discusiones acerca de los cultivares de bermuda tolerantes a la sombra, procedimientos e importancia de la certificación de céspedes, frecuencia de mutación en greens de la familia de cultivares de Tifgreen y la relación entre la experiencia del juego de golf y la capacitación y el crecimiento profesional del superintendente.

Dr. Elsner es miembro del Comité Organizador de las Reuniones Técnicas. Desde hace muchos años colabora activamente, aportando su vasta experiencia para el crecimiento de estas reuniones.

Shannon Bruce Charlton

Bruce Charlton is the President/Chief Design Officer of Robert Trent Jones II, LLC golf course architects and master planners, with headquarters in California, operations throughout the United States and the world, and field offices at project sites.  Associated with the firm as project golf architect since January 1981 and Lead Project Architect for Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 US Open.  Served as lead project designer on more than 70 golf courses, many of which have won awards for the quality of their design.  Extensive field experience, working closely with owners, contractors and sub consultants during project construction and golf course grow-in.

Member--American Society of Golf Course Architects
President 2008/2009
Served on Environmental Committee 1992-1995
Authored Case Study in ASGCA Booklet “An Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development” © 1999 and 2007
Currently serving on ASGCA Board of Governors

Member--American Society of Landscape Architects

Speaker at numerous golf industry symposiums

Academic Background

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture University of Arizona 1980.  Graduated with highest honors and received American Society of Landscape Architect’s Honor Award, 1980 for excellence as top graduate in class.

Robert L. Nugent Award –  
Outstanding citizenship and leadership at University of Arizona, 1980

Arizona Chapter – A.S.L.A. -        
Outstanding Young Professional, 1980

Golf Team University of Arizona - 1975-1976

Superintendentes y Agrónomos Voluntarios en JJOO Río 2016
Blas Spina, Estancia La Paz (Córdoba)
Juan Martin Bagnardi, Club Náutico San Isidro
Martin Pereyra, Ing. Agrónomo
Marcelo Boubier, Sheraton Colonia (Urug.)
Matias Romoli, Pilar Golf Club
Mario García, Lomas de la Carolina C.C. (Cba)
Marilú White, Agrónomo Asesor
Mario Flores, Campo Grande C. de C.
Roger Bernal, Los Inkas (Perú)
Gustavo Espindola, El Nacional C. de C.
Lucio Moyano, Ing. Agrónomo Federación Cba.

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