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).
Golf Turf Management Session
1:15 pm Overview of Bunker Construction Methodologies - Ted Fist
2:00 pm Best Management Practices for Anthracnose on Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Turf – Jim Murphy, Rutgers University
2:45 pm Fungicide Application Strategies - Lee Miller, University of Missouri
3:30 pm Annual Bluegrass Control - PoaCure and other Approaches - Bruce Branham, University of Illinois
4:15 pm Turf Conference Reception
Speakers and times are subject to change.