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    • 09 Jan 2018
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    • Bridges of Poplar Creek
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    TURF Conference 2018
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018




    1400 Poplar Creek Drive
    Hoffman Estates, IL
    Dustin Hugen, host

    Registration opening soon.

    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.

    TURF CONFERENCE SPONSORS
    SILVER
    Burris Equipment Company
    EzLocator
    J.W. Turf, Inc.
    Tyler Enterprises
    Water Well Solutions
    Waupaca Sand & Solutions
    Sponsorship opportunities

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • (CST)
    • Bridges of Poplar Creek
    Register
    TURF Conference 2018
    Sponsor/Company Registration

    The ITF has designed a full day conference/educational event on Tuesday, January 9, 2018  at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates, IL.

    Company Registration Levels:
    BRONZE Registration - $250
    • 2 passes to the conference 
    • Recognition through signage of conference
    • Listing in online directory
    SILVER Registration - $400
    • 4 passes to the conference
    • High top table during lunch, reception and breakfast
    • Listing in online directory
    • One (1) Banner in common area
    GOLD Registration - $1,000
    • 10 passes to the conference
    • High top table during lunch, reception and breakfast
    • Listing in online directory
    • Two (2) Banners in common area


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