LAWN CARE & SPORTS TURF Education Agenda

JANUARY 10 (8:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Tuesday Morning 
General Session - Turf Agronomy

8:00 am             Registration, Coffee and Roll Morning Mixer
8:55 am             Conference Welcome;  Dustin Hugen, ITF President
9:00 am             How does Turf Management Affect Water Quality? – Jim Murphy, Rutgers University
9:45 am             Control of Soilborne Diseases in Cool-Season Turf – Lee Miller, University of Missouri
10:30 am           Labor Issues Facing the Turfgrass Industry - Dr. Alison Dickson, University of Illinois-Chicago
11:15 am           Weather and Climate - Past, Present, and Future – Olivia Kellner, Climatologist, Illinois State Water Survey
12:00 pm           Networking Lunch.  Meet and eat with other industry professionals (included with registration)

Tuesday Afternoon
Sports and General Turf Management Session

1:15 pm Common Diseases of Cool Season Sports Turfgrasses - Lee Miller, University of Missouri
2:00 pm Ins and Outs of Wrigley Field - Justin Spillman, Wrigley Field Grounds Manager
2:40 pm Moisture Management for Plant Health - Shane Conroy, GCSAA

3:30 pm Management of Natural Turf Sports Fields - Jim Murphy, Rutgers University
4:15 pm Turf Conference Reception

Speakers and times are subject to change.

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