GOLF Education Agenda

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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
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.

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