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Turf Conference 2021

  • 17 Feb 2021
  • via Zoom

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Illinois Virtual Turf Conference 2021 (Zoom Conference)
Wednesday February 17th, 2021
Sponsorship Opportunities

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Registration Cost:
$50 per person
$100 for two or more registrants

AGENDA:
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction -Andy Morris
8:40 a.m. Illinois Update – Bruce Branham 
9:15 a.m. - Session one (45-minute presentations & 15 minutes Q&A)

Event Partners:
Corteva

Event Sponsors:
Precision Labs
Water Well Solutions

Golf Track

Session A1 – Putting Green BMPs for Reduced Fungicide Use – Erik Ervin, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

Session A2 – Targeted Pesticide Applications: Low-tech and high-tech strategies for precision turfgrass management – Davide McCall, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech University            

Lawn Care Track

Session B1 – Natural Products for Weed Control in Turfgrass – David Gardner, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University

Sports Turf Track

Session C1 – Research and Science to Improve Athlete Safety and Performance – John Sorochan, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee

Session C2 – Summer patch and the cultural and chemical battle to maintain your roots. John Inguagiato, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut

Sod Growers Track 

Session D1 –                      


10:15 a.m. - Session Two

General Turf Track

Session E1 – Adventures with Meadows and Naturalized Areas - Erik Ervin, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

Session E2 – Communicating with Customers about Pesticides and Fertilizers - David Gardner, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University

Golf Turf Track

Session A3– The Whole of an Anthracnose Management Program is Greater than the Sum of its Parts – John Inguagiato, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut

Session A4- Understanding the often-misunderstood nematode: The hidden role of plant-parasitic nematodes in putting green decline - Davide McCall, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech University

Sports Turf Track

Session C3 - Turfgrass Management Strategies for High Use Athletic Fields. John Sorochan, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee

Session C4 – Basic Athletic Field Management for Beginners – Bill Sharp, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Illinois. 

Sod Growers Track

Session D2 – Controlling Poa annua or creeping bentgrass in Kentucky Bluegrass. Bruce Branham, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois

11:15 a.m. - Keynote Address 

COVID-19 and the Future of the Turfgrass Industry - Karl Danneberger, The Ohio State University

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