Cost for the Day:
Includes Breakfast (coffee/rolls), Education, Lunch and Social Hour
$115 ITF Members / $175 Non-Members
$135 Allied Members
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Turf Conference Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Morning Joint Session:
Dr. Bruce Branham, University of Illinois – “How Much Water are You Putting in Your Spray Tank? It might be too much.”
Mr. Kris Bachtell, Morton Arboretum – “What’s new in the World of Trees”
Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University and Dr. Thoms, Iowa State University will be presenting a joint seminar at the GIS and STMA shows this winter on topdressing. The presentation at Illinois will be an abbreviated version of the larger, 4 hour, seminar at GIS. It will provide information on topdressing for both golf and sports turf and cover current research being conducted at Iowa State.
Lunch Reception Noon-1:00 pm
Afternoon Golf Session:
Dr. Jamal Faghihi, Purdue University-“What we know, What we See, and Treatments for Nematodes”, with superintendent roundtable discussion.
Dr. Nick Christians Description: a discussion of the biology of annual bluegrass with an emphasis on control methods for new and existing plantings.
Jesse Benelli, CDGA – “What 2017 is telling us about 2018.”
Ron Townsend, CDGA - “Reducing the severity of dollar spot epidemics through nitrogen fertilization.”
Afternoon Sports Turf Session:
Dr. Thoms, Iowa State University- “Improving Athletic Field Safety and Performance”
Dr. Bruce Branham, University of Illinois- “Controlling Annual bluegrass in Sportsturf - not as hard as you thought.”
Joel White, Toyota Park - Life on a Sports Field
Social Hour: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Times and speakers are subject to change.
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