The New York State Turfgrass Association's Adirondack Regional Conference will be held on March 18 at the Crowne Plaza Resort and Golf Club in Lake Placid, NY.

Adirondack region conference from NYSTA March 18

The New York State Turfgrass Association’s Adirondack Regional Conference will be held on March 18 at the Crowne Plaza Resort and Golf Club in Lake Placid, NY.

Educational sessions

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.

The Adirondack Regional Conference is sponsored by the New York State Turfgrass Association, Environmental Stewardship Fund, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Adirondack Golf Course Superintendents Association.  Please visit the web site to download a copy of the Adirondack Regional Conference brochure or to access the on-line attendee registration or on-line exhibitor registration forms.  For more information, please contact NYSTA at (518) 783-1229, fax (518) 783-1258,, or email