Gary W. Beehag


Gary W. Beehag is semi-retired but actively involved in the Australian turfgrass industry. Gary has college qualifications in turfgrass management, horticulture and teaching and has held several positions since the 1970s. He was employed as Senior Turfgrass Consultant at the Australian Turfgrass Research Institute (ATRI), Sydney (New South Wales (NSW), Australia) and was awarded an NSW Churchill Fellowship investigating turfgrass courses and research in the USA. Gary has written many extension-based articles and is a member of the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA). He has spoken at regional, state, national and international turfgrass conferences throughout Australia and in the USA, New Zealand, Singapore and Scotland. Gary and Jyri (with Dr A. Manners) co-authored Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation (CSIRO Publishing, 2016). Gary has a long association with Dr Percy Wong (Australia) and is currently cooperating in the investigation of the biological causes of new-encounter turfgrass diseases in Australia.