The program is coming together

 

Thanks to Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland,  a pdf of the developing program form is available. Registration is also open! Go to the registration page or download a a pdf of the registration form.

 

SCHEDULE at a GLANCE

Monday, January 29, 2018
GOLF (10:00—5:00)
- Selecting Bermudagrass Control in Creeping Bentgrass (John Brewer,Shawn Askew)
-  Panel: Real World Pros and Cons to Bermudagrass Putting Green Conversion (Dan Taylor, Jordan Booth)
- USGA 2017 Year in Review (Darin Bevard, Elliott Dowling)
- Direction of Golf and the USGA (Darin Bevard, Elliott Dowling)
- Interactive Rapid Fire: Turf Disease Mangement (Joe Roberts, Brandon Horvath, David McCall)

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK (10:00—5:00)
- Understanding Turf Insecticides (Tom Kuhar)
- Practices that Enhance Turfgrass Microbiology (Joe Roberts, J.R. Doherty)
- Topdressing Lawns: When it Works and When it Doesn’t (Mark Carroll)
- The Grim Reaper: Mechanisms of Turfgrass Death (Mike Goatley)


Tuesday, January 30, 2018
GENERAL SESSION (8:00—9:30)
- Annual Meetings MTC and VTC
- Growing Weeders into Leaders (Jeff McManus)

GOLF (9:45—12:45)
- Pythium Diseases: Root Rots, Foliar Blights, and Dysfunction of both Warm and Cool Season (Brandon Horvath)
- Siduron Programs for Crabgrass and Goosegrass Control in Greens (Shawn Askew)
- Spring Dead Spot Management: Many Ways to Cook Egg, Even Some That Taste Terrible (David McCall)

SPORTS (9:45—12:45)
- Making Cultivation a “Core” Part of Your Maintenance Plan (Gregg Munshaw)
- Thinking Outside the Box on Your Sports Fields (Mike Skelton, Charlie Fultz, Mike Goatley)
- Pros and Cons in Organic Sports Turf Management (Jason Bowers)

LAWN and LANDSCAPE (9:45—12:45)
- Growing Weeders into Leaders (Jeff McManus)
- A New Look at Reduced Input Lawn Care-Is There a Market (Gregg Munshaw)
- Controlling Sedges and Doveweed in Turf and Landscape Plantings (Jeff Derr)

SOD PRODUCTION (9:45—12:45)
- Programs to Optimize Spring Seeding Success of Tall Fescue (Adam Nichols)
- Brown Patch Management: Options for Both Fungicide and Non-Fungicide Control (Brandon Horvath)
- Weed Control and Identification (Gregg Munshaw)

MECHANIC’S SEMINAR (8:00—12:45) See pdf file for details

LUNCH and TRADE SHOW (12:45—4:30)

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT and RECEPTION (4:00—7:30)


Wednesday, February 1, 2018
FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST (7:00—8:00) Danny Allen

W.S. CONNELLY GRADUATE STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION CONTEST (8:00—10:00)

INNOVATION CORNER (8:00—10:00)

MECHANIC’S SEMINAR See pdf file for details

TRADE SHOW and LUNCH (10:00—2:00)

SOD GROWER’S MEETING (2:00—5:00)

LIMITED PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION (8:00—4:30) Details Pending


Thursday, February 2, 2018
MECHANIC’S SEMINAR See pdf file for details

PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION

CERTIFIED FERTILIZER APPLICATOR RECERTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION