RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC., – Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, announced that Todd Lowe has joined the Bayer Green Solutions Team. Lowe will serve customers in Florida as part of the group’s commitment to healthy turf through solving key customer challenges and providing technical expertise and education.
“For over 18 years, Todd has been educating and empowering the industry through his work with USGA Green Section,” said Laurence Mudge, Bayer Green Solutions Team manager. “His passion for advancing the green industry is clear, and his technical knowledge and agronomic expertise, particularly in the Florida region, will be an invaluable asset to our customers.”
Lowe helped develop the Best Management Practices for the Enhancement of Environmental Quality on Florida Golf Courses manual and co-led the creation and administration of the BMP certification, which is now used as a nation-wide model for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). He is a volunteer with Audubon International and assists Florida golf courses with certification as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.
As the Green Solutions Team Specialist for the Florida region, Lowe will provide local golf course management and lawn and landscape customers technical support for the unique challenges they face.
“You wouldn’t make it far in this line of work if you didn’t love it,” Lowe said. “But it’s not the agronomic problem-solving and scientific innovation that I’m looking forward to most. It’s the people I will interact with every day in my work with Bayer – from customers to colleagues. Together, we solve problems that are critical to the success of the turfgrass industry.”
Prior to his 18-year tenure as an Agronomist at the United States Golf Association (USGA), Lowe was a graduate research assistant and technician at Clemson University, where he also received a master’s degree in Horticulture. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida.
The Bayer Green Solutions Team is a key part of the commitment Bayer has made to the cultivation of healthy turf. The team translates innovative research into practical, real-world solutions for managing tough turfgrass pests and stress and helps look for new ways to manage the challenges that turf managers face.