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AGCSA

AGRONOMY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

33rd Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition

MANAGEMENT

TwinWaters June 26-29 2017

Many Paths, One Goal


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AT A GLANCE

he greatest show on turf is back! The 2017 Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition will offer a dynamic learning environment interspersed with great networking opportunities and a lot of fun. International and local speakers will deliver up to date, thought provoking insight into a broad range of issues and technologies relevant to the modern turf professional no matter what type of facility you manage. Sessions focused on areas as diverse as business skills, new technologies and effective communication sit alongside pressing issues such as the challange of managing Poa annua, new warm-season grass choices and advances in renovation techniques

AGCSA MONDAY WORKSHOP SESSIONS Presented in partnership with Jacobsen

Budget building for golf course management

Understanding the effects of shade in high maintenance turfgrass systems

This one-day in-depth workshop provides a step by step guide to the relevant factors that constitute a golf course budget, budget building, monitoring, selling/justification and how to protect budget outcomes. Delegates will increase their understanding and confidence in the factors that relate to golf course budgeting through a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, group participation and role-play.

Shade is a significant problem on golf and sports turf venues around the world. In order to understand the effects of shade, it is important to be able to both measure, how much light the turf is receiving and understand what the minimum light requirements are for a specific turfgrass system such as a golf putting green or a sports playing fields.

Learning Outcomes: • Budget background and content • Learn how to build a detailed budget • Budget forecasting • Budget report writing • Factors to consider when selling a budget • Monitoring systems on invoicing and budget performance (track expenditure) • Financial ownership and cost reassessment Presented by Lee Strutt PGDip, MG, CGCS, MS, Golf Course Manager, Royal Automobile Club

This workshop will introduce light and turfgrass managment and look at research into light and shade on both warm and season grasses. Discussion will then centre around innovative ways to measure the light levels on a turfgrass site and new research on minimum light levels will be presented. In addition, alternative approaches for addressing shade problems on both golf courses and sportsfields will be discussed. Presented by Dr Mike Richardson, Ph.D. - University of Arkansas. John Neylan, BSc, Snr. Agronomist - Neyturf Pty Ltd David Warwick, Superintendent - Avondale G.C.

MONDAY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION The Monday workshops are inclusive to all fully registered early bird delegates. A charge of $110 will be made to fully registered delegates who book after 1 May 2017 Day delegates will pay the full ‘daily rate’ and nominate their preferred worship on the registration form.

Please indicate on the registration form which workshop you wish to attend. With a maximum of 40 for the Budget workshop, only one registration will be accepted per club. A waiting list system will be in place if workshop is oversubscribed


SESSION HIGHLIGHTS Key Note Speakers

Cricket Wicket Forum

Professor Mike Walker, University of Arkansas l Shade Workshop l Turfgrass Talkback l Benefit of Oxygen in Water l Foliar fertilisation of high maintenance golf and sportsfields

This two hour Cricket Wicket Forum features information for all those involved in pitch preparation. The session will include:

Lee Strutt, Royal Automobile Club UK l Budget Building for Golf Course Management l Ryder Cup Experience l Turfgrass Talkback l A look at greenskeeping in the UK Understanding Herbicide Resistance Dr Peter Boutsalis will, in plain English, provide us with an overview of the increasing problem of herbicide resistance and how it relates to turf management. He will discuss how herbicides work, why herbicide resistance occurs and the relationship between the changes in plant biology and herbicide resistance. Peter will then be joined by Jyri Kaapro and John Neyaln to look at how weeds are tested for herbicide resistance and how current weed management programs are driving herbicide resistance, before looking at ways to combat the problem. This session is relevant to every turf manager that applies herbicides to control weeds. Poa Annua Management Workshop In the light of herbicide resistance, Poa management is becoming an increasing problem for turf managers both here in Australia and around the world. Experts Peter Boutsalis, Jyri Kaapro, John Neylan and Andrew Peart team up to take an indepth look into this pressing issue. These intensive sessions will look at; The AGCSA Poa annua control survey . The philosophy of herbicide resistance management l Herbicide resistance management. A chemical company perspective l Practical applications, why control is not being achieved - resistance or poor practice l What are the specific elements of Poa annua control resulting in herbicide resistance? – Panel perspective l Open discussion forum – Q&A l l

A look at the WICKET 101 Accreditation program which has been designed to educate and support anyone working on turf wickets. Endorsed by Cricket NSW this program is growing each year and can be of benefit to all levels from volunteers through to seasoned curators. l Preparing wickets at Alan Border Field l Behind the scenes of the National Cricket Centre l Open forum with CA officials, coaches and curators. l

Renovation Tricks and Techniques Chaired by AGCSA Environmental Agronomist Bruce Macphee, various turf managers will explain why they choose various renovation methods. Whether greens, sportsfields or wickets we will look at techniques including dusting, air blasting, tynes to help delegates understand a variety of approaches. New Technology - Nanobubbles An Australian company has developed groundbreaking technology that can dramatically increase the amount of oxygen in water and do so on an industrial scale. Nano Bubble Technologies allows for up to 250 million bubbles to be injected into every millilitre of water. The benefits of this for turf managers will be discussed in this session and will include results of an initial trial carried out at Avondale Golf Club. Performance Management Performance management is a much broader concept than just performance appraisals or a disciplinary process. It aims to improve organisational, functional, team and individual performances. Effective performance management measures the progress being made towards set business objectives. It does so by planning, establishing, monitoring, reviewing and finally evaluating how an individual or team is performing. In this workshop you will be given the tools to enable you to effectively manage, motivate and appraise staff as well the best way to handle your own annual review.


SOCIAL PROGRAMME AGCSA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

AGCSA PRESIDENTS DINNER

The AGCSA Golf Championship proudly supported by Toro will be played on Sunday, 25 June . The format for 2016 will see a combined stroke and stableford competition played at Pelican Waters Golf Club.

The 2017 Presidents Dinner will be held in the Mujimba Ballroom located in the grounds of the NTWR from 6:30pm

A 12 noon shotgun start will be followed by drinks and nibbles on the terrace followed by dinner in the club house. A light lunch will be provided prior to hit off. Eligibility Stroke Gross - AGCSA Superintendent members with a handicap of 12 or less. Stableford – All *turf practitioners with a handicap greater than 12 *Turf practioners; - include superintendents, assistants, curators, groundstaff, greenkeepers and turf technicians Details To be eligible to win in any of the categories, players must supply an official handicap and Golf Link number Transport Buses will depart from Novotel Twin Waters Resort at 10.45am returning at approximately 8.00pm. Presentations Trophies and prizes for all competitions will be presented during dinner. Cost $130.00 (Includes transport, green fees, light lunch, afternoon tea from cart and dinner)

Incorporating the industry awards presentations and featuring great entertainment. The night will be a great way to kick off conference week. Details Where: Majimba Ballroom, NTWR When: 6.30 pm Pre Dinner Drink on Terrace 7.00 pm Dinner Cost: $130 Dress: Business Formal - Smart Toursers, collared shirt and Tie (Jacket optional)

FAREWELL BASH

As part of their package the AGCSA Board once again welcomes all fully registered delegates and trade reps to the Simplot Farewell Bash. Open to all, this relaxed evening is proving a popular way to finish off the conference and trade exhibition. Join fellow delegates, speakers, trade reps and AGCSA Board and Staff members to wind down and reflect on the weeks highlights while planning for next year in New Zealand. Details Where: Lily’s on the Lagoon, NTWR When: 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Thursday 29 June Costs: Complimentary to all fully registered delegates Additional tickets $88.00


APPLICATION FORM TAX INVOICE All prices listed include GST ABN: 96 053 205 888 Name:............................................................................................................................................................................. Club/Organisation:....................................................................................................................................................... Address:.......................................................................................................................................................................... City:..................................................................... State:...................................... Postcode:.......................................... Mobile:................................................................ Email:.................................................................................................. Food Allergies: (Please indicate).................................................................................................................................

Step 1: 3 PLEASE TICK THE REGISTRATION TYPE APPLICABLE TO YOU l Full delegate registration INCLUDES the Simplot Farewell Bash. l Fully registered delegates may attend any talks in any sessions l Day delegates please circle day/s you will be attending

q GOLF COURSE q SPORTSFIELD MANAGEMENT STREAM q AGCSA/STA Members q Non-Member Full Registration q Single Day Only Delegate (max two days)

on any day.

EARLY BIRD RATE

AFTER MAY 1ST 2017

$ 990 $ 1150 Tues/Wed/Thur

$ 1100 $ 1300 $ 400 per day

MONDAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS 10am – 3pm I will be attending: q Agronomic - Understanding the effects of shade - Dr Mike Richardson and John Neylan q Management - Budget Building for Golf Course Management – Lee Strutt q I will not be attending either workshop

Step 2: WORKSHOPS - Included in full registration fee. Please tick ONLY if you are going to attend: q Presenting with Confidence - Steve Herzberg q Herbicide Resistance Workshop q Poa Workshop q Building High Performing Teams - Steve Herzberg

Wed 8.30 - 12.00 Wed 8.30 - 10.30 Wed 11.00 - 2.30 Wed 1.30 - 5.00

(Max 40 people)

(Max 40 people)

Step 3: SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

Full delegate registration INCLUDES the Farewell Bash.   Name of additional person/s:........................................................................................................................................ q Syngenta Presidents Dinner ......x $130 q Simplot Farewell Bash ......x $88

Step 4: AGCSA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP: Presented in partnership with Toro Australia q I wish to enter the AGCSA Championship Stroke event (Superintendent members with a handicap of 12 or less.) q I wish to enter the AGCSA Stableford event. (Open to all turf practitioners) AGCSA Golf Championship entrance fee $130

Handicap........................... Golf Link No........................ Golf Shirt Size......................

PAYMENT TOTAL AMOUNT DUE $.......................................... Due to increases in banking fees, a 2% surcharge will be added to any conference payments made via credit card. q Please find enclosed cheque being payment for total fee now due. q Please process this registration and forward a tax invoice. q Funds have been paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) BSB: 033 380 A/C NUMBER 385360 q Please charge the total fee now due to the credit card below: (including 2% surcharge) q Mastercard q Visa Card Number: ________ /__________ /__________ /___________

Expiry Date ___________ /__________

Cardholders Name:........................................................................................................................... CCV:.................. Signature ......................................................................................................................................................................


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING THE RECOMMENDED DRESS CODE FOR DELEGATES DURING EDUCATION SESSIONS AND TRADE SHOW OPENING HOURS IS BUSINESS CASUAL OR GOLF CASUAL ATTIRE (SLACKS, COLLARED OR POLO SHIRT & COVERED SHOES).

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hroughout the event delegates can seek assistance from either the conference or trade registration desk.

REGISTRATION DESK HOURS WILL BE: Sunday 2.00pm - 4.00pm Monday 9.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday 8.00am - 4.00pm Wednesday 8.00am - 3.00pm Thursday 8.00am - 2.30pm ENQUIRIES Prior to conference During conference Simone Staples Craig Wood

(03) 9548 8600 0415 322 213 0436 007 782

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the AGCSA cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by delegates; nor can the AGCSA take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS All cancellations must be made directly, in writing to the AGCSA. l A full refund less $190.00 cancellation fee will apply to cancellation made prior to 1 May 2017. 50% cancellation fee will then apply until 31 May 2017. No refunds will be payable after this date. l Substitute names will be accepted. Transferring a delegate with another colleague is welcome at no additional cost, with prior notification to AGCSA. l Non-AGCSA members substituting with AGCSA members will incur the registration fee balance. l No refunds will be issued until after the conference. DISCLAIMER The information contained in this registration booklet and is correct at the time of publishing. The AGCSA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the programme as circumstances dictate. For the most accurate information please check the AGCSA website, http://www.agcsa.com.au/ or download the AGCSA smart phone app.

TRADE EXHIBITION


ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS

Rooms can be booked by contacting Hannah Cockerill at Novetel Twin Waters Resort by either emailing groups@twinwatersresort.com.au or by phoning direct on 07 5450 9591 Resort Room Resort Room One Bedroom Suite One Bedroom Suite Over Water Lagoon Suite Over Water Lagoon Suite

Not including breakfast Includes 1 x buffet breakfast Not including breakfast Includes 1 x buffet breakfast Not incluing breafast Includes 2 x buffet breakfast

$169.00 $189.00 $219.00 $239.00 $269.00 $289.00

SEBEL TWIN WATERS For bookings please call (07) 5450 6129 or emailres@thesebeltwinwaters and quote Turfgrass Conference. One Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment Three Bedroom Apartment

$246.00 Please Note: Unit accommodation $259.00 is limited so please book early to $290.00 avoid disappointment ________________________________________________________

Both Novotel and Sebel Twin Waters are located on site at the Twin Waters Resort where the conference is being held. There is alternative accommodation close by along Ocean Drive and at Marcoola Beach, however delegates, visitors and trade representatives will have to make their own transfer arrangements.

TRAVEL INFORMATION Distance from Sunshine Coast Airport 5 KM Distance from Brisbane Airport 112 KM

A taxi from the airport will cost approx $20 and can be pre-booked at http://www.suncoastcabs.com.au/

GETTING TO NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS RESORT

Brisbane Airport Door to door shuttles from Brisbane airport are available from $98 return and take approx.1½ hours. http://www.airshuttle.com.au/brisbane-airport-sunshinecoast-fares.htm http://www.sunair.com.au/brisbane-airport-door-to-door. html

Sunshine Coast Taxis and shuttles are availbe from Mareoochydore Airport (Sunshine Coast) A pre-booked shuttle to Novotel Twin Waters is available and includes two pieces of luggage. http://www.sunair.com.au/sunshine-coast-airport-doorto-door.html#fares


SUNDAY

WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY GOLF

2.00 - 4.00 Registration 11.45 - 4.15 AGCSA Golf Championships Pelican Waters Golf Club

4.30 - 5.30 Pre Dinner Drinks and Canapes 5.30 - 8.00 - Toro Golf Dinner

MONDAY AGCSA Jacobsen Workshops 10.00 - 3.00 Shade Workshop Prof. Mike Richardson, John Neylan and David Warwick Budget Building for Golf Course Management Lee Strutt

Lunch @ 12.30-1.30 6.30 - 10.30 PRESIDENT’S DINNER

TUESDAY Plenary - Mudjimba Room 8.00 - 8.50 Includes: Welcome to Country, Award Winners and AGCSA Update Brett Balloch, Craig Wood

8.50 - 9.20 - Soilder On 9.20 - 10.00 - -Safety, Think it, talk it, work it - Ben Gibson

10.00 - 10.45 - Morning Tea 10.45 - 11.25 Ryder Cup - Lee Strutt 11.25 - 12.15 Beyond pH! Understanding your soils tests - Jim Miller

12.15- 1.00 Building Your Team Employing and retaining staff Susanne Macphee

2.00 - 3.30 Turfgrass Talkback - Talkback host will interview, intervene and moderate our team of experts on audience based questions on all areas of sportsturf management. Neylan, Strutt, Roche, Richardson

1.00 - 2.00 - Lunch 4.00 - 5.30 - TRADE OPENING

7.30 - 8.30 AGCSA AGM

8.30 - 9.10 My Ohio Experience Simon Winzar

9.10- 9.50 A look at greenkeeping in the UK

SPORTSFIELD

8.30 - 9.10

Education and Career Opportunities Bruce Davies, Luke Cooney

9.10- 9.50 Preparing for the Commonwealth Games Tim Bayard

Lee Strutt

9.50 - 10.30

9.50 - 10.30

Rob Sevedra

Nanotechnology - The benefits of increasing oxygen in water Prof. Mike Richardson & Kevin Finn

10.30 - 11.00 - Morning Tea 11.00am - 1.00pm

Rising from the Ashes: Fire Recovery

10.30 - 11.00 - Morning Tea 11.00am - 1.00pm Cricket Wicket Forum l Wicket 101 Accreditation Program

Preparing wickets at Allan Border

Warm Season Grasses Couch Vs Zoysia Gavin Rogers, Don Loch, Matt Roche, Chris Chapman

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1.00 - 2.00 - Lunch and Trade Show

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2.00 - 3.30 Afternoon Delights Club Budgets; P & L and your place in ‘the bottom line’ Stewart Fenton

Field

Behind the scenes of the National

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Cricket Centre

Open forum with Cricket Aust

officials, player/coach etc. for delegates to ask questions.

1.00 - 2.00

Lunch and Trade Show

2.00 - 3.30 Afternoon Delight

Foliar fertilisation of high maintenance golf and sportsfields Prof. Mike Richardson

Foliar fertilisation of high maintenance golf and sportsfields Prof. Mike Richardson

3.30 - 5.00

3.30 - 5.00

From 5.00 TRADE HOSTED EVENTS

From 5.00 TRADE HOSTED EVENTS

Afternoon Tea and Trade Show

Afternoon Tea and Trade Show


THURSDAY AGRONOMY

THURSDAY

MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT

8.30 - 10.00

8.30 - 10.00

Renovation Tricks and Techniques; Whether greens, sportsfields or wickets we will look at techniques including dusting, airblasting, tynes to help delegates understand a variety of approaches.

Performance Management Susanne Macphee Tools to enable you to effectively manage, motivate and appraise staff performance. Includes tips for your next annual review.

10.00 - 11.00

10.00 - 11.00

Morning Tea - Trade Show

Morning Tea - Trade Show

11.00 - 12.30

WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY LILY’S ON THE LAGOON 8.30 - 12.00 Presenting with Confidence Steve Herzberg

INCL Morning Tea _________________________

Using new technology Using Technology – A look at new some new technology and their advantages in turf management. Includes drones and Go-Pros

11.00 - 12.30

1.30 - 5.00

Mastering Excel Excel with a greenkeeping slant. Learn the basics on using spreadsheets to perform calculations, create graphs and track expenses and data

High Performing Teams Steve Herzberg

12.30 - 2.00

12.30 - 2.00

Lunch Trade Show Machinery demonstration

2.00 - 3.30 Working to succeed not survive. Achieving success in the Australian Turf Management industry. Jeff Blunden

6.00 - 8.00 FAREWELL BASH

Lunch Trade Show Machinery demonstration

2.00 - 3.30 Working to succeed not survive. Achieving success in the Australian Turf Management industry. Jeff Blunden

6.00 - 8.00 FAREWELL BASH

INCL Afternoon Tea

WORKSHOP AGRONOMIC

WEDNESDAY ROOM TO BE CONFIRMED 8.30 - 10.30 Understanding Herbicide Resistance Dr Peter Boutsalis, Jyri Kaapro _________________________

11.00 - 1.00 Poa Management Workshop Andrew Peart, John Neylan, Dr Peter Boutsalis, Jyri Kaapro

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch

1.00 - 2.30 Poa Management Workshop Cont.

2.30 - 5.00 Afternoon Tea Trade Show

FTMI

FUTURE TURF MANAGERS INITIATIVE Australian and New Zealand

Thursday 9.00 - 5.00 Friday 9.00 - 3.00


Principal Sponsors

AGCSA

Major Partners

Industry Partners

For more information contact: AGCSA

Registrations can be made online through othe AGCSA website (www.agcsa.com.au) or send/fax completed registration form and payment to: AGCSA, Suite 1, Monash Corporate Centre, 752 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC 3168 Fax: (03) 9548 8622 If you have any queries please contact Simone Staples on 03 9548 8600 Email simone@agcsa.com.au

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