Dates: January 21-23, 2009
Location: University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD
Registration: Registration form can be downloaded at http://www.mdturfcouncil.org/conf/pdfs/09flyer.pdf

Program

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Morning

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– Irrigation Workshop

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.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Morning

– Zoysiagrass Symposium
– Turfgrass Fertilizer Workshop
– Online Access to Equipment Manufacturers

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Afternoon

– Breakout sessions in Golf Course Management, Sports Turf Management, and Turfgrass Management

Friday, January 23, 2009— Pesticide Recertification Day

Morning Session-9:00-11:30 AM

– Breakout sessions in Landscape, Turfgrass Management, and Golf Course Management

Afternoon Session 1:00-3:30 PM

– General Pesticide Recertification Session

For the full program details go to http://www.mdturfcouncil.org/conf/pdfs/09flyer.pdf

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