The 2012 Kentucky Turfgrass Council’s annual conference and trade show will be held October 15-17 at the Belterra Casino and Resort. The Sports Turf Program will be Oct. 17; here is that program:

Moderator, Eric Haub – KySTMA VP & UK Asst. Sports Turf Manager

8:00am – Overseeding vs. Painting of Bermuda Game Fields – Dr. Grady Miller, NC State University

9:00 – From Scratch to Gaming for the Elizabethtown Sports Park- James Bergdoll, Sports Park Manager

9:45 – Break

10:00 – Issues Related to Winter/Spring Survival and Green-up of Bermuda. Panel – Dr. A. J. Powell, Jr. – Moderator, Mr. Bucky Trotter – Sports Facilities Insights and Marcus Dean, UK Sports Field Manager.

(Discussion issues – Bermuda Cultivars, Overseed Dates & Rates, Winter Covers, Mowing Heights, Traffic, Overseed Removal, Weed Competition, Fall Pre’s, SU’s, SDS)

11:00 – Perennial Issues With Sports Fields in KY Panel – Dr. Greg Munshaw – Moderator and UK Turf Extension Specialist, Dr. Paul Woosley, WKU Associate Professor, Ms. Carla Hagan – EKU Associate Professor & Mr. Aaron Boggs – U of L Buildings and Grounds Director.

(suggested topics – TF/ PR/KB vs. Bermudagrass Fields, Bermuda Cultivars, Short Growing Season, PGR’s, Sustainability, Crab Pre vs. Crab Post Herbicides, Field Hardness Testing, Core Aerification, Topdressing, Need for College Graduates, etc.)

11:50 – KySTMA Annual Business Meeting – Dr. A. J. Powell, Jr. KySTMA President.

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