Turfgrass Scientist to Represent Syngenta at The Experience at FarmLinks

Syngenta Professional Products recently announced that Matthew Brecht, Ph.D., has joined its turf and ornamental team as a sales representative. Brecht will represent Syngenta products, technologies, and services at The Experience at FarmLinks, a research-and-demonstration golf facility in Sylacauga, Ala., and also serve Syngenta customers in Birmingham.

Brecht holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in French from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has conducted extensive research into numerous topics facing turfgrass managers, including the effects of the fungi Bipolaris and Curvularia on ultradwarf bermudagrasses; and the influence of fertilization with silicon on gray leaf spot in St. Augustinegrass. He has experience with several different species of warm and cool-season turfgrasses.

“I am excited to join the Syngenta turf and ornamental team, and also to be a part of The Experience at FarmLinks,” Brecht said. “FarmLinks presents an excellent opportunity to inform golf-course superintendents about the knowledge and value inherent in Syngenta.”

FarmLinks is the world’s first research-and-demonstration golf course. Partnering the golf industry’s top players, including Pursell Technologies Inc., The Toro Company, Syngenta and Club Car, Inc.—among others— its purpose is to improve the entire golf industry. Founded by the Pursell family, it is located on Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Ala., and is open to the public. The 18-hole, 7,444-yard course was designed by Hurdzan-Fry Golf Design and built by Landscapes Unlimited Inc. It is managed by Honours Golf.

To learn more about Syngenta products and services for the golf, lawn and landscape, ornamental and aquatic businesses, visit www.syngentaprofessionalproducts.com or call 1-866-SYNGENTA (796-4368).

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