Upcoming events

    • 29 Jan 2018
    • 01 Feb 2018
    • Fredericksburg Expo Center


    Monday, Jan 29 Tuesday, Jan 30/Wednesday, Jan 31 / Thursday, Feb 01

    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



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