Host: Mike Gianopoulos
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Education - Christian Baldwin, Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. Shot gun
Prizes and Hors d' Oeuvres reception following golf.
Cost: $105 per person. Includes golf, cart, range balls, box lunch and reception after golf.
Title: Introducing the Scotts® ProVistaTM Program: A quantum leap in turfgrass genetics
Christian Baldwin, Ph.D. - Turfgrass Scientist
As a 150 year old company with a strong turfgrass history, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has led many innovations in turfgrass breeding. We are excited to add another innovation to the Scotts legacy with the introduction of Scotts® ProVistaTM Kentucky bluegrass cultivars. These cultivars require half as much mowing compared to conventional turfgrasses through manipulation of the gibberellic acid pathway. Also, plant processes are unhindered following a glyphosate application due to altering a gene responsible for the binding site of glyphosate. This presentation will discuss the technology benefits of Scotts® ProVistaTM, which include a reduction in mowing, improved shade tolerance, reduction of fertilizer use, and increased flexibility of controlling grassy weeds.
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