For the first time ever, the Maryland Turfgrass Council is teaming up with the Irrigation Association to offer a workshop on turf and landscape irrigation system electrical troubleshooting. Topics that will be covered in this half day workshop include: diagnosing field wiring problems without leaving the controller, proper use of volt-ohm meters, diagnosing wiring problems based on readings, and steps to sort out confusing electrical problems so you’ll rarely need to run new wire. This workshop is ideally suited for beginning golf course irrigation technicians and landscape irrigation specialists
– Professional Turfgrass Management Seminar
The Maryland Turfgrass Council, in cooperation with the Mid Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents is pleased to offer its first ever half day professional turf management seminar. In this seminar Virginia Tech’s Dr. Eric Ervin will cover the use of weather station data, ET estimates and soil moisture sensors to properly schedule irrigation. He will also review current research on the use of wetting agents to minimize localized dry spots, conserve water and improve summer putting green performance. In the final section of the seminar, Dr. Ervin will review current research data that indicates seasonal use of two common biostimulant ingredients, seaweed extract and humic acid, can improve the heat and drought resistance of creeping bentgrass.