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TURF Conference 2018

  • 09 Jan 2018
  • Bridges of Poplar Creek


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TURF Conference 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

1400 Poplar Creek Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL
Dustin Hugen, host

Cost for the Day:
Includes Breakfast (coffee/rolls), Education, Lunch and Social Hour
$115 ITF Members / $175 Non-Members
$135 Allied Members

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Turf Conference Schedule:  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration, Coffee and Rolls
8:30 am Morning Session Begins
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon Session Begins
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Social Hour

Morning Joint Session:
Dr. Bruce Branham, University of Illinois – “How Much Water are You Putting in Your Spray Tank? It might be too much.”

Mr. Kris Bachtell, Morton Arboretum – “What’s new in the World of Trees”

Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University and Dr. Thoms, Iowa State University will be presenting a joint seminar at the GIS and STMA shows this winter on topdressing.  The presentation at Illinois will be an abbreviated version of the larger, 4 hour, seminar at GIS.  It will provide information on topdressing for both golf and sports turf and cover current research being conducted at Iowa State.

Lunch Reception Noon-1:00 pm

Afternoon Golf Session:
Dr. Jamal Faghihi, Purdue University-“What we know, What we See, and Treatments for Nematodes”, with superintendent roundtable discussion.

Dr. Nick Christians Description: a discussion of the biology of annual bluegrass with an emphasis on control methods for new and existing plantings.

Jesse Benelli, CDGA – “What 2017 is telling us about 2018.”

Ron Townsend, CDGA - “Reducing the severity of dollar spot epidemics through nitrogen fertilization.”

Afternoon Sports Turf Session:
Dr. Thoms, Iowa State University- “Improving Athletic Field Safety and Performance”

Dr. Bruce Branham, University of Illinois- “Controlling Annual bluegrass in Sportsturf - not as hard as you thought.”

Joel White, Toyota Park - Life on a Sports Field

Social Hour:  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Times and speakers are subject to change.

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