2011 Southeast Turf Conference Set For May 3, 2011

By Pat O'Brien and Chris Hartwiger, agronomists, Southeast Region
April 21, 2011

The 65th Annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held May 3rd at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center.  This year’s one-day event format will be a little different from the past.  If you are going to be in Tifton on May 2nd, please join us for a complimentary Industry Appreciation Dinner at our Black Shank Farm Pavilion at 5 PM.  On May 3rd, everyone is welcome to come out and see the latest research on warm-season turfgrasses and to learn about the latest developments in turf cultivars and management during the educational sessions. 

The Line Up:

  • Dr. Brian Schwarz @ UGA – Tifton Station - Bermudagrass, Zoysiagrass, and Centipede grass Breeding Updates 
  • Dr. Lane Tredway @ NCSU - Spring Dead Spot Management 
  • Dr. Fred Yelverton @ NCSU – New Herbicide Technology for the SE Region 
  • Dr. Patrick McCullough @ UGA – Griffin Station - Phone and Internet Based Turf Management Tools 
  • Dr. Karen Harris – Shultz @ USDA, DNA Analysis for Turfgrass 
  • Dr. Bryan Unruh @ University of Florida - University and USGA Drought Research 
  • Dr. Paul Raymer @ UGA- Griffin Station,The NEW University of Georgia Seashore Paspalum 
  • Mr. John Foy @ USGA Green Section,USGA Bermudagrass Update from “Down South” in Florida 
  • Mr. Mike Crawford, CGCS @ TPC Sugarloaf - Environmental Stewardship at Your Golf Course 
  • Mr. Tony Mancuso, CGCS @ Cherokee CC - Conversion from Bentgrass to Bermudagrass 
  • Mr. Jon DeWitt @ Georgia Tech - Athletic Field Construction and Management 
  • Mr. Alec Kowalewski @ABAC - Home Lawn and Landscape Management 


How to Register:

Simply choose one of two ways. Visit the web site below or give us a call:

SE Conference Registration  

For more information call Renae at 229-386-3416 or visit www.ugatiftonconference.org 


Educational Credit Points Available:

  • GCSAA: 0.7 points
  • Georgia: 6 hours Pesticide Credit
  • Alabama: 10 points in Demonstration and Ornamental & Turf Pest Control
  • North Carolina: 4.5 hours in LNDX
  • Florida: (Max CEU’s 4.5)

          4.5 - Demo and Research

          4.5 - Ornamental and Turf

          4.5 - Right of Way

          4.0 - Limited Lawn and Ornamental

          4.0 - Commercial Lawn and Ornamental

  • South Carolina:

          2.0 - South Carolina Recertification Credits

          2.0 – Category 3

  • Tennessee:

          8.0 - Ornamental and Turf (C3)

          3.0 - Right of Way (C6)

          8.0 - Demo and Research (C 10)

          8.0 - Dealer (C 12)


We hope to see everyone at this annual turfgrass conference.  If we can help in any way, please email or call at anytime.

Source: Patrick O'Brien 770-229-8125 or patobrien@usga.org  and Chris Hartwiger 205-444-5079 or chartwiger@usga.org 


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