offering New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Vermont Agency of Agriculture credits, GCSAA education points, and ISA and STMA Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be presented by university professors and industry experts. A variety of topics will be covered including golf turf, sports turf, and lawn and landscape IPM. During the morning general session, Dr. Pat Vittum, with the University of Massachusetts, will give updates on AceleprynTM and ProvauntTM. This presentation, made possible by a grant from the Environmental Stewardship Fund, will review the mode of action and effectiveness of these two relatively new insecticides that have recently been registered for use in turf.
Dr. Marty Petrovic will present a general session on nutrient management and water quality. He’ll discuss water quality problems, phosphorus and nitrogen management, and the affect of nutrition on pest problems. Vendor exhibits of the latest green industry products, equipment and services will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Additional exhibitor information and a complete program schedule including session titles, speakers and credits offered are available on the NYSTA web site.
The popular round table discussion format will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This program offers participants the opportunity to choose from a variety of pertinent discussion topics, have lunch with an industry expert and exchange ideas with colleagues. This year’s topics will include AceleprynTM , putting green drainage, sports turf management, weed management, Dollar Spot, and healthy soil. For a complete list of discussion titles and facilitators please visit the round table discussion list on the NYSTA web site.