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/// Behind Talking Turf

Meet the Experts

The Envu Green Solutions Team delivers turf news, product updates and solutions

Through Talking Turf, the Envu Green Solutions Team (GST) is pleased to offer timely information on current turf issues across the U.S., technical updates, and the latest agronomic solutions to your turf problems. We'll offer our professional observations, insights and recommendations on all things turf. Of course, we also welcome your ideas and feedback.

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  • Former Assist. Prof. and Turfgrass Specialist at Oregon State University
  • 27+ years in the turfgrass industry
  • Ph.D. in Agronomy from The Ohio State University
  • Master of Science in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University



  • Former Agronomist at USGA
  • 18+ years in the turfgrass industry
  • Master's Degree in Horticulture from Clemson University
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida


  • Former Turfgrass Specialist at Purdue University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 34+ years of turfgrass and Horticulture experience
  • Ph.D. in Agronomy/Turfgrass Science from Purdue University
  • Master of Science in Horticulture/Turfgrass Science from Iowa State University
jesse benelli


  • More than 15 years of experience in the turfgrass industry
  • Previously served as Director of Turfgrass Programs for the Chicago District Golf Association
  • Holds both Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Turfgrass and Plant Pathology from the University of Tennessee as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Turfgrass Science from Penn State University

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The Envu Green Solutions Team is a key part of Envu's commitment to healthy turf.

The GST translates innovative research into practical, real-world solutions for tough turfgrass pests and stress, and helps look for new ways to manage challenges that turf managers face. You may catch any of our Green Solutions specialists delivering educational seminars, offering the latest technical updates on Envu products, providing timely communication on pest outbreaks, or even tweeting away on Twitter about new developments in the turfgrass industry. The combined experience of the GST brings you the expertise that you can use to make your job easier.