Upcoming events

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

      Procrastinators Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification

    Presented By: University of Maryland

    June 14, 2024

    Hosted on ZOOM

    Introductory comments (8:00 – 8:10 AM)

    Moderator- Dr Carroll

    Aquatic Plant Management Strategies in Ponds (8:10-9:00 AM)

    Dr Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist University of Maryland Extension

    This presentation will provide basic understanding of pond ecology and the relationship of

    watershed nutrient/sediment inputs and impact on water quality and aquatic plant

    populations. Pond types and characteristics (age, depth, flow) and impact on aquatic plant

    management, aquatic plant types, benefits, and challenges, and control methods will be

    discussed. An emphasis on plant management methods including herbicides and strategic

    planting of beneficial plants to reduce nutrient source to unwanted will be discussed.

    Disease Watch: Turfgrass Concerns in Landscaping (9:00 – 9:50 AM)

    Dr Freshteh Shavoveisi, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland 

    This presentation will focus on introducing fungal diseases commonly reported from home lawns and landscape turf. The first part is on proper methods to collect samples and send them to diagnostic labs; in case identification of diseases is not possible based on general assessment on site. The presentation will also cover signs and symptoms of diseases, which will assist in identifying diseases more accurately. Further, the talk will focus on proper integrated management practices to achieve optimum disease control.

    Break (9:50-10:00) AM

    Diagnosis of Common Maryland Landscape Diseases (10:00-  10:50 AM)

    Dr David Clement, Plant Pathologist ,University of Maryland Extension

    Many landscape ornamental diseases require early detection and accurate diagnosis for effective management.  This is critical since early management intervention avoids extensive plant damage. This presentation will cover the common diseases in Maryland landscapes along with key diagnostic symptoms coupled with Integrated Pest Management strategies.

    Insect Pests of Turfgrass (10:50 – 11:40 AM)

    Mr Geoffrey Rinehart, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Applied Agriculture, University of Maryland

    This presentation will cover the 5-7 most common insect pests of cool-season sports fields in Maryland and Delaware, including the white grub complex, chinch bugs, billbugs, cutworms, and sod webworm.  Integrated pest management (IPM) concepts that are pertinent to turgrass insect management with an emphasis on cultural controls and less-toxic/biorational approaches to insect management will be discussed. The presentation will cover life cycles of these insects and turfgrasses which are most susceptible to a given insect pest. In addition, symptoms one would expect to observe with the respective insects, drawing comparison and contrast among the species will be discussed.

    Fertility Programs and Herbicide Options for Grass + Clover Lawns (11:40- 12:30 PM)

    Dr Mark Carroll. Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland

    The quest for lawns requiring fewer inputs has reawakened interest in grass+clover lawns. Common questions centered around such lawns include: What turfgrass species are best suited for use with clover?  How do recently established grass+ clover lawns perform in shaded environments? How much nitrogen fertilizer is needed for such lawns? and What herbicides can be use on grass+ clover lawns?  This presentation draws on recent research conducted in Maryland and other states across the country  to answer these questions.  

    Take home summary of all presentations and webinar wrap up (12:30 -12-45 PM)

    Moderator, Dr Carroll

    • 10 Dec 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Turf Valley Resort

Past events

13 Mar 2024 Eastern Shore Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification Class
12 Dec 2023 Maryland Turfgrass Conference
06 Dec 2023 Turfgrass and Golf Course Management Webinar
18 Jul 2023 Turfgrass Field Day, 2023
23 Jun 2023 Procrastinators Recertification
13 Dec 2022 2022 Maryland Turfgrass Conference
17 Aug 2022 Early Bird Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification Class
20 Jul 2022 Plot Walk & Evening Gathering
24 Jun 2022 Procrastinators Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification (Virtual only)
14 Dec 2021 Maryland Turfgrass Conference 2021
25 Aug 2021 Early Bird Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-certification
18 Jun 2021 Procrastinators Re-Certification
04 May 2021 Brood X Webinar: Billions of cicadas may be coming soon to trees near you
10 Dec 2020 Maryland Turfgrass Conference
25 Sep 2020 Early Bird Webinar- Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
19 Aug 2020 Eastern Shore Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
30 Jun 2020 Recasting the Turfgrass Profession
26 Jun 2020 Procrastinators Re-Certification ONLINE
27 Mar 2020 MTC and UMD Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
10 Dec 2019 Maryland Turfgrass Conference
21 Aug 2019 Eastern Shore Fertilizer/ Pesticide Re-Certification
17 Jul 2019 Maryland Turfgrass Field Day
21 Jun 2019 Procrastinators Fertilizer/ Pesticide Re-Certification
05 Apr 2019 MTC & UMD Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
11 Dec 2018 Maryland Turfgrass Conference
22 Aug 2018 Eastern Shore "All-In-One" Re-certification Class
18 Jul 2018 Turfgrass Research Field Day
22 Jun 2018 Procrastinators Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification- SOLD OUT!
17 May 2018 MASTMA Four Corners Summer Social Series
11 May 2018 Shields Memorial Golf Tournament
30 Mar 2018 Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
29 Jan 2018 Mid-Atlantic Turfgrass Expo
27 Sep 2017 CANCELED------MTC Golf Tournament for Turfgrass Research
12 Jul 2017 University of Maryland Turfgrass Research Field Day
23 Jun 2017 "Procrastinators" Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
08 Jun 2017 Dr. Kevin Mathias Retirement Reception
20 Apr 2017 Lunch & Learn: Preserving/Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
17 Mar 2017 Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification
17 Mar 2017 Mid-Atlantic Sport Turf Managers Meeting
20 Feb 2017 Turf Producers International; Educational Conference & Field Day
04 Feb 2017 Golf Industry Show
30 Jan 2017 Mid Atlantic Turfgrass Expo and Conference
24 Jan 2017 Sports Turf Managers Association Conference and Exhibition
19 Oct 2016 Fall Field Day & Re-certification Credits!
28 Sep 2016 2016 Golf Tournament for Turfgrass Research
10 Aug 2016 Turfgrass Disease Plot Tour
24 Jun 2016 Last Chance Pesticide and Fertilizer Re-Certification Class
22 Jun 2016 Maryland Turfgrass Association's Sporting Clays Event
19 May 2016 Jacobsen Demo and Safety Event
14 May 2016 IAA 50th Anniversary Gala
13 May 2016 2016 Shields Golf Tournament
30 Apr 2016 IAA at Maryland Day
10 Mar 2016 Pesticide and Professional Fertilizer Re-Certification

The Maryland Turfgrass Council      P.O. Box 389, St. Michaels, MD 21663   Phone: (443) 742-6618       

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