2024 ATLANTIC TURFGRASS
ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

February 13-15, 2024

Available Points

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        NS/NL

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

AGSA Social – Elements Room, Westin Nova Scotian

7:00 AM                 Registration

9:00-12:00 PM      Brandon Horvath: Developing fungicide programs that perform, manage fungicide resistance, 
                           and are environmentally sound!

10:30-10:40 AM     Coffee Break – Sponsored by Irri Plus / Rainbird

12:00-1:00 PM       AGSA Seminar Lunch – Sponsored by Atlantic Turf Solutions 

1:00-4:00 PM        Jason Pick: The Affect Heuristic-The facts behind Pesticide Bans/Pest Management Strategies/
                          Maximizing your Control Intervals

2:30-2:40 PM        Coffee Break – Sponsored by Aquatrols

4:15-5:00 PM        Reception – Mezzanine Sponsored by Nova Turf

5:00-7:00 PM        Trade Show Opening – Commonwealth Room

7:30-7:45 AM       Opening Remarks – Conference Chair/President/Syngenta

7:45-8:30 AM       Alan Dolick: Biological Thatch Management: Can it really be done?

8:30-9:30 AM       Brandon Horvath: Using modern golf data to inform how to employ agronomic practices 
.                             for turfgrass performance

9:30-9:40 AM       Coffee Break – Sponsored by Haughn Turf

9:40-10:30 AM      Paul MacCormack: Fox Meadows – Changing the vision

10:40-11:00 AM    Tech Talk – Syngenta

11:00-2:00 PM     Trade Show Opening – Dedicated trade show time, including lunch being served on the trade show floor

2:00-2:15 PM        Rob McGregor – President’s AGSA Update

2:15-2:45 PM        Rene George: Old Ashburn – Renovation Project

2:45-3:15 PM        Eric Macpherson: Abercrombie – Back from despair, Recovering from Fiona

3:20-3:40 PM      Tech Talk – Envu

3:40-4:00 PM      Tech Talk – BASF

4:00-5:00 PM      Irrigation Panel: Barry Stone, Gord Johansson – Moderated by Kendall Costain

6:00-6:30 PM      Presidents Reception

6:30-8:30 PM      Awards Banquet

8:00-9:00 AM      Alan Dolick: Importance of  water quality in spray applications & All things carbon

9:00-9:20 AM      Tech Talk – Belchim

9:20-9:40 AM      Tech Talk – Aquatrols

9:40-9:50 AM      Coffee Break – Sponsored by IrriPlus / Rainbird

9:50-11:00 AM      Jason Pick: Golf Course Management – Trends, Metrics and Profits / ATRF New Research Updates

11:00-12:15 PM      AGSA Round Table (Paul MacCormack – Moderator) – Panel TBD

12:15-12:20 PM      Closing Remarks

A special thank you to our Education Program Sponsor

 

For more information on the 2024 Atlantic Turfgrass Conference contact:

Jim Nix, AGSA Executive Director, e-mail: 1967agsa@gmail.com / Call: 902-483-5931