Plans are set for the 66th Annual Southeast Turfgrass Conference on April 23 - 24th at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Co-sponsors of this meeting include the USGA Green Section, UGA Extension, USDA, ABAC, GTA, GGCSA, and the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station. This meeting will be enjoyable for anyone associated with golf including superintendents, club managers, golf professionals, golf course owners, architects, Green and Golf Committees, and any golfer interested in the topics. This year’s format will be a little different. We begin with a dinner on April 23rd and have a meeting and tour of turf plots on April 24th.
The Line Up
April 23rd – Turf Tour and Dinner at Pike Creek Turfgrass Nursery
If you are going to be in Tifton on April 23rd, please join us for a tour and dinner at Pike Creek Turf Farms at 3:00 p.m. Details and directions are available in the program available at this link: http://www.ugatiftonconference.org/documents/Turfgrass2012.pdf .
April 24th – Meeting at UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
The meeting will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA and the registration fee is $100 (payment by April 10th) or $125 (payment after April 10th). The meeting features many distinguished speakers:
Dr. Brian Schwartz, UGA - Tifton – Bermudagrass, Zoysiagrass, and Centipedegrass Breeding
Dr. Alfredo Martinez, UGA - Griffin – Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases of Warm-Season Grasses
Dr. Patrick McCullough, UGA - Griffin – Controlling Problem Weeds With New Herbicide Chemistries
Dr. Bert McCarty, Clemson – Zoysiagrass for Greens? A Peach of an Idea
Dr. James McCrimmon, ABAC – Organic Fertilizers
Dr. Gerald Henry, Texas Tech – Parched Earth: Effects of the Historic Texas Drought
Dr. John Sorochan, University of Tennessee – Optimizing Athletic Field Performance and Safety
Anthony Williams, Stone Mountain, GA – Environmental Stewardship for the Successful Golf Superintendent
Dr. Grady Miller, North Carolina State University – How Green Do You Want Your Turf?
John Mascaro, Turf-Tec – The History of Aeration : The “Hole” Story
April 24th - Research Tour – UGA Tifton Station
Also on April 24th, all the attendees are welcome to come out and see the latest research on warm-season turfgrasses. Tours will be conducted at the Research Plots starting at 3:00 p.m. and the discussions will include:
Eric Elsner – UGA Tifton – Zoysiagrass Breeding and Bermudagrass Evaluation
Austin Grimshaw – UGA Tifton – Herbicide Resistance in Bermudagrass: Development and Evaluation
Trent Tate – UGA Griffin – Evaluation of Turfgrass and Weeds for Resistance to ACCase Inhibiting Herbicides
How to Register
Sign up is best done by registration at the either of these websites below:
www.turfconf.com or www.ugatiftonconference.org
Click on the events tab and register.
Or you can call Dr. Brian Schwartz at 229-386-3272 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pesticide credits for superintendents will be available for attendees.
Source: Patrick O'Brien 770-229-8125 or email@example.com and Chris Hartwiger 205-444-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org