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Turf Disease Management in the era of reduced fungicide use.
The increasing restrictions on the use of conventionalsynthetic fungicides show a need for effective alternatives. Some ofthese alternatives include cultural controls, low-risk products,biological control agents, and activated resistance against diseases.Attend this seminar to learn about viable strategies for turf diseasemanagement with reduced use of conventional fungicides, and to assess ifyou would suffer withdrawal symptoms. This presentation will alsoprovide application rates and safety information of some of thealternatives.
This seminar will delve into the complex relationship between having a successful career as a golf course Superintendent and a personal life filled with meaning and presence. We will discuss the following:
- The various pitfalls and traps that foster poor decision making and lead to burnout
- Ways to build resilience and promote well being
- How these factors influence one's leadership style
- How these factors in turn work to build a workplace culture that thrives.
This will be an interactive afternoon where the attendees will be encouraged to reflect on their own journeys, discuss themes in a group setting, and share if they feel comfortable doing so.
The Bare Necessities of Application 2.0
What is golf architecture relative to improving your course
With two decades of experience working to improve aged courses, golf architect Jeff Mingay talks about how he sees/analyzes existing layouts relative to making recommendations for improvement. Jeff also explains how golf course superintendents can employ the same lense and criteria to determine what's required to genuinely make their own golf courses better. Jeff will discuss opportunities at the teeing areas and why short grass always trumps rough, while also explaining that sand bunkers are overrated and only trees in the right places are necessary.
Sharing for Strength: What’s Working Around the Maritimes?
The best part of this industry is superintendents willingness to share information. As a sales representative, I get a unique opportunity to see successes, and sometimes failures, during my travels. This session will aim to share some of those stories with the hopes of helping attendees leave with some new ideas that they can put to use at their own facilities.
NS/NL: 3 points in total are available
February 22: Joel Williams - Managing Turf Immunity - 1 Pest Management Credit
March 1: Wray Mason - Nozzle Selection & Calibration - 1 Application Technology Credit
March 9: Jesse Benelli - New Insights into Snow Mould Management - 1 Pest Management Credit
NB: 11 CECs available in total
February 22: Joel Williams - Full seminar - 4 CEC
March 1: Full day (4 hours) - 3 CEC
March 9: Full day (4 hours) - 3 CEC
March 16: Eric Miltner - Extracting Value from your fertilizer - 1 CEC
Fertilizer - Option 1: N & K strategies and considerations Option 2: Basic soil chemical properties, collecting data, diagnosing and correcting
Soil Food Web
Grass seed shortages - Cause and strategies to overcome
Fungicides - How they work, optimization, management practices, etc.