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2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Education Program January 21 - 24, 2013

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Welcome

To the 2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference! Enclosed you will find all of the information needed to schedule your conference agenda. The conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University (MSU), home of the Spartans, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center January 21-24, 2013. The MTF and MSU are planning on delivering a very informative and rewarding education package with four days of education. Our goal is to increase awareness, education, and interest in the Turfgrass Industry while at the same time supporting our world renown MSU Turfgrass Program and its Professors who play such an integral role in informing, improving, and sustaining the Turfgrass Professional’s knowledge, skills, and career. The MTF and its Allied Partners are looking forward to networking with you and your professional peers at the 2013 Conference. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) Applied for: -Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) -Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) -Indiana Continuing Certification Hours (CCH) -Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Hotel Accomodations Located on the campus of Michigan State University, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is the jewel of hotels in Lansing and East Lansing, Michigan. Unlike any other hotels near Michigan State University, Kellogg Center possesses a unique cultural atmosphere and convenient access to sporting activities and Lansing area attractions including the Michigan State Capitol and Lansing Lugnuts Baseball

at Cooley Law School Stadium. Kellogg Center is located just eight miles from Lansing’s Capital City Airport, and shuttle service is available. For those renting cars or driving to our facility, a 1,000-space attached parking garage is available on a complimentary basis to hotel guests. Please use Group Code TGF012013 when making reservations! Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center 219 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824 Phone: 517.432.4000 Reservation Line: 800.875.5090 THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING 2013 KICK-OFF SHOW EXHIBITORS: Spartan Distributors, Inc. DuPont Professional Products Great Lakes Turf Residex Turfgrass PACE, Inc. Davey Golf Mavis Consulting, Inc. MiGCSA Arysta LifeScience Tri-Turf Precision Labs Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association Rhino Seed & Turf Supply, Inc. Syngenta Cleary Chemical FIP Irrigation Services Lakeshore Golf & Turf Knox Fertilizer Terramax Outdoors For Life DryJect of Michigan Quali-Pro (as of 10/25/2012)


Monday | January 21, 2013 | Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Monday Schedule of Events 7:00 - 1:30 On-Site Registration 9:00 - 12:00 Education Workshops 1:30 - 4:30 Education Workshops

MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2013 Registration South Lobby Workshop #1 Room 103 AB Workshop #2 Room 106 Workshop #3 On Campus - Shuttle Workshop #4 Room 104 AB Workshop #5 Room 105 AB

7:00 am

8:00 am

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

On-Site Registration Turf Math - Dr. David Gilstrap The Plant Doctor: Diagnosis and Management of Tree and Landscape Problems Dr. David L. Roberts Turfgrass Insect, Disease, and Weed Identification Laboratory Circuit - Terry Davis, Nancy Dykema, Ron Detweiler, and Aaron Hathaway Turf Soils: The Basics and Beyond Dr. Jim Crum Turfgrass Nutrition and Fertilizer Programming Dr. Kevin W. Frank

Lunch

Workshop #6 Big Ten Room BC

Golf Turf PTI (Professional Turfgrass Intelligence) Dr. Roch Gaussion, Dr. Frank Rossi

Workshop #7 Room 106

The Plant Doctor: Diagnosis and Management of Tree and Landscape Problems Dr. David L. Roberts

Workshop #8 Room 104 AB

Ornamental Plants: Selection and Management Dr. Robert Schutzki

Workshop #9 On Campus - Shuttle

5:00 pm

Turfgrass Insect, Disease, and Weed Identification Laboratory Circuit - Terry Davis, Nancy Dykema, Ron Detweiler, and Aaron Hathaway

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Monday | January 21, 2013 | Workshops 1. Turf Math (Enrollment is limited to 50 - sign up early) 9:00 – 12:00 Dr. David Gilstrap Michigan State University To be a successful turf manager, you have to be able to do the math (or work for someone who does). This workshop focuses on mastering the Unit-Cancel Method, which this instructor came up with over about 17 years ago. Since then, it’s helped hundreds of turf and landscape students overcome math phobia. Even if you can get the right answer using proportions, learn another way so you can quickly check yourself before you pull the trigger. Sample problems will be worked through, and current turf students will be on hand to make sure you know how to get the right answer every time. Bring a calculator.

2. The Plant Doctor: Diagnosis and Management of Tree and Landscape Problems (Enrollment is limited to 50 - sign up early: Seminar also offered in the afternoon) 9:00 – 12:00 Dr. David L. Roberts Michigan State University Turf managers are expected to be masters of the plant world, having sufficient knowledge and skills to diagnose and address all turf and non-turf issues in the landscapes they manage. This “Hands-On” Workshop will feature actual samples of problems with special attention being devoted to tree care as well as minor emphases on shrub, ground covers, annuals and perennials. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine samples of plant problems very closely. The plant problems will include the gamut of potential problems: diseases, insect pests, environmental problems, and cultural issues such as soil pH, plant nutrition and chemical/herbicide problems. Whether you have extensive experience as a turf manager or are new to the industry, this will be a great opportunity to learn and/or brush up on being a plant doctor in the landscape.

3. Turfgrass Insect, Disease, and Weed Identification Laboratory Circuit (Enrollment is limited to 60 - sign up early) 8:30 – 12:00 Terry Davis, Nancy Dykema, Ron Detweiler, and Aaron Hathaway Michigan State University Hop on the bus and head back to class to learn turf pest identification. Successful management of turfgrass pests depends on correct identification, knowledge of the pest life cycle, and choosing the most efficacious treatment options, including when pesticides are necessary. Included in this workshop are tips to identify the key turf insects, diseases, and weeds. For insects, identification tips such as how to ‘read’ raster patterns of grubs and identification of adult beetles will be presented. For diseases, participants will learn to use tools of the trade to identify several turfgrass pathogens in a hands on laboratory setting. After a brief lesson on key distinguishing structures and characteristics, participants will delve into the world of a disease diagnostician in order to identify the causal agent of select

turfgrass diseases. For weeds, participants will be exposed to the key identification characteristics of broadleaf and grassy weeds that commonly invade cool-season turf stands. Labeled plant specimens will be on-hand for examination and enlightenment. The laboratory circuit will move between three different campus laboratories for hands-on identification of insects, diseases, and weeds.

4. Turf Soils: The Basics and Beyond 9:00 - 12:00 Dr. Jim Crum Michigan State University Understanding the soils that support the turfgrass system is often the key to maintaining high quality turf. This workshop will cover soil basics such as structure, compaction, and layering and then move onto more advanced concepts such as selecting top-dressing materials and managing organic matter accumulation.

5. Turfgrass Nutrition and Fertilizer Programming 9:00 - 12:00 Dr. Kevin W. Frank Michigan State University Turfgrass fertilization programs have always been considered to be a critical component in producing a high quality turfgrass surface. But recently some have suggested that nutrient management is not that important and that using soil tests to develop programs is overrated. Are some nutrients being applied excessively while others are not even meeting sufficiency levels? Do you believe in feeding the plant or feeding the soil? How strongly should environmental considerations influence your program? There are numerous factors that are critical to understanding turfgrass nutritional needs. A broad range of topics related to turfgrass fertility will be covered and include: plant, soil, and fertilizer factors that influence turfgrass nutrition, turf response to nutrients, environmental fate of nutrients, fertilizer characteristics, and planning a fertilization program. This seminar will discuss these issues and where fertilization programs have been and where they are going in the future.

6. Golf Turf PTI (Professional Turfgrass Intelligence) 1:30 - 4:30 Dr. Roch Gaussion, University of Nebraska Dr. Frank Rossi, Cornell University Do you have trouble deciding what new research to believe? How do you decide which new practices and products are right for your facility? In this advanced seminar the latest research will be presented and openly debated, criticized, challenged and sometimes refuted in a fast-paced style similar to ESPN’s PTI television program. Discussion will include:

• Selecting grasses and using plant growth regulators • Managing organic matter • Turfgrass nutrition and pest management programs


Monday | January 21, 2013 | Workshops 7. The Plant Doctor: Diagnosis and Management of Tree and Landscape Problems (Enrollment is limited to 50 - sign up early) 1:30 – 4:30 Dr. David L. Roberts Michigan State University Turf managers are expected to be masters of the plant world, having sufficient knowledge and skills to diagnose and address all turf and non-turf issues in the landscapes they manage. This “Hands-On” Workshop will feature actual samples of problems with special attention being devoted to tree care as well as minor emphases on shrub, ground covers, annuals and perennials. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine samples of plant problems very closely. The plant problems will include the gamut of potential problems: diseases, insect pests, environmental problems, and cultural issues such as soil pH, plant nutrition and chemical/herbicide problems. Whether you have extensive experience as a turf manager or are new to the industry, this will be a great opportunity to learn and/or brush up on being a plant doctor in the landscape. 8. Ornamental Plants: Selection and Management 1:30 – 4:30 Dr. Robert Schutzki Michigan State University Plant Selection follows an organized process. Criteria used in the process integrate the design intent or function that the plant will serve in its location, the adaptability of the species to the site, and the management required to insure subsequent performance. The process may be simple or complex depending on priorities with function, site

limitations, and/or management capabilities. Plant selection is the first step in landscape development and subsequently dictates ornamental plant management strategies. 9. Turfgrass Insect, Disease, and Weed Identification Laboratory Circuit (Enrollment is limited to 60 - sign up early) 1:30 – 5:00 Terry Davis, Nancy Dykema, Ron Detweiler, and Aaron Hathaway Michigan State University Hop on the bus and head back to class to learn turf pest identification. Successful management of turfgrass pests depends on correct identification, knowledge of the pest life cycle, and choosing the most efficacious treatment options, including when pesticides are necessary. Included in this workshop are tips to identify the key turf insects, diseases, and weeds. For insects, identification tips such as how to ‘read’ raster patterns of grubs and identification of adult beetles will be presented. For diseases, participants will learn to use tools of the trade to identify several turfgrass pathogens in a hands on laboratory setting. After a brief lesson on key distinguishing structures and characteristics, participants will delve into the world of a disease diagnostician in order to identify the causal agent of select turfgrass diseases. For weeds, participants will be exposed to the key identification characteristics of broadleaf and grassy weeds that commonly invade cool-season turf stands. Labeled plant specimens will be on-hand for examination and enlightenment. The laboratory circuit will move between three different campus laboratories for hands-on identification of insects, diseases, and weeds.

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To the Following 2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Allied Partners for Their Support

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Tuesday | January 22, 2013 | Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Tuesday Schedule of Events 6:00 - 7:00 Prayer Breakfast 7:00 - 1:30 On-Site Registration 8:30 - 11:30 Education Workshops 1:00 - 4:00 General Sessions 7:30 - 3:30 Equipment Technician Two-Day Seminar, Day 1 4:30 - 7:30 Kick-Off Show | Huntington Club | Spartan Stadium

TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2013 Registration South Lobby

7:00 am

8:00 am

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

Social Media 101: Effectively Using Social Media Dr. John Kaminski

Workshop #11 Room 103 AB

Management Strategies for the Turfgrass System Dr. Joe Vargas, Jr.

Workshop #12 Room 104 AB

Physiological Concepts and Basis for Common Turf Management Practices Dr. Emily Merewitz

Workshop #14 Room 106 Workshop #15 Willy Room

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

Integrating New Herbicide Technologies into your Weed Management Program Dr. David Gardner Gadgets and Gizmos for the Turfgrass Manager Dr. Doug Karcher

Lunch

Management Strategies for Providing Safer Playing Surfaces for Athletic Fields - Dr. John Sorochan

Golf Turf Management Big Ten Room A

Golf Turf Management Dr. John Kaminski, Amy Baetsen, Rodney Tocco, Dr. Roch Gaussion

Lawn & Landscape Auditorium

Lawn and Landscape Dr. Doug Karcher, Dr. Frank Rossi, Dr. David Gardner

Athletic Fields Lincoln Room

Athletic Fields Dr. David Gardner, Dr. John Sorochan, Dr. Doug Karcher

Equipment Technician Seminar - HTRC

4:00 pm

On-Site Registration

Workshop #10 Lincoln Room

Workshop #13 Room 105 AB

12:00 pm

Equipment Technician Seminar

Equipment Technician Seminar Cont.

Kick-Off Show Huntington Club

Kick-Off Show

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Please join us for the Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Huntington Club, fourth floor of the MSU Spartan Stadium 300 Spartan Way East Lansing, MI 48824 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm For more information, please visit

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Tuesday | January 22, 2013 | Workshops 10. Social Media 101: Effectively Using Social Media 8:30 – 11:30 Dr. John Kaminski Penn State University Good communication skills have always been an important aspect of becoming a successful golf course superintendent. As the job market tightens, however, keeping up to date on the latest forms of communication becomes even more important to help set yourself apart from the competition. This session will focus on the emerging use of social media to improve communications with members, employees and potential employers. The thought of developing a personal website, a golf course maintenance blog, a Facebook page and a Twitter account may seem like enough information overload to make your head spin. In this presentation, I will focus on the benefits (and potential negatives) of several different social networks. Find out which ones are best for you and get a better understanding of how to use each medium to better communicate your message with little effort. Attendees will also learn a few shortcuts and tips to help reduce what can initially seem like a very time intensive practice. Everyone is encouraged to bring your ideas, questions and comments as this will be both informative and interactive.

11. Management Strategies for the Turfgrass System 8:30 – 11:30 Dr. Joe Vargas, Jr. Michigan State University An IPM approach on how to manage the various diseases and insect problems that occur throughout the season on each turfgrass species will be presented, as well as the latest information on the status of turfgrass stress management. Learn strategies for:

• Effectively managing greens growing in high sand-content soils • How to delay fungicide resistance • Reducing summer stress

12. Physiological Concepts and Basis for Common Turf Management Practices 8:30 – 11:30 Dr. Emily Merewitz Michigan State University An essential prerequisite for adequate nurturing of any living system requires the basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the organism(s) that comprise the system. Turfgrass systems are highly complex and dynamic, which is largely due to constant exposure to numerous external inputs and stimuli. This dynamic nature generates a need for turfgrass managers to be abreast of various elements that may positively or negatively influence turf physiology. Knowledge of what the turf requires and how it will respond to a given stimuli will ultimately impact the success or failure of a turfgrass manager in maintaining vigorous turf systems. Therefore,

this seminar will focus on major environmental factors and management practices that will influence turfgrass health and viability.

13. Integrating New Herbicide Technologies into your Weed Management Program 8:30 – 11:30 Dr. David Gardner The Ohio State University This session will focus on a comprehensive understanding of weed management programming options in turfgrass. We will discuss the effect of cultural management practices on weed populations. Following this, the herbicide chemistries for grassy and broadleaf weed control, both old standbys and the many new chemistries will be presented and options for integrating newer herbicides into a management program will be considered. The session will end with a brief discussion of some of the newer options for organic management of weeds.

14. Gadgets and Gizmos for the Turfgrass Manager 8:30 – 11:30 Dr. Doug Karcher University of Arkansas There is a great diversity of gadgets and gizmos that turf managers can use today to document turfgrass conditions and document changes as the result of management programs. Whether you’re an expert or novice at using devises such as TDR’s, NDVI meters, or light sensors this is the seminar for you. In this seminar, you will examine several soil, plant and environmental measurement devices and learn how to map your data to better understand and communicate various conditions at your facility. Discussion of each device will include: * * * *

Specific turf management problem diagnosis capabilities Underlying technology Shortcomings Cost

15. Management Strategies for Providing Safer Playing Surfaces for Athletic Fields 8:30 – 11:30 Dr. John Sorochan University of Tennessee This workshop will review the history and importance of preventing injuries on athletic fields and discuss management practices that will ensure your field is not only healthy but safe for the athletes. Dr. Sorochan will review how to optimize management practices using proper fertilizer, irrigation,cultivation, mowing and pesticides for safer playing surfaces.


Tuesday | January 22, 2013 | General Sessions Golf Turf Management General Session 1:00 2:00

Emerging Options for Annual Bluegrass Control Dr. John Kaminski Penn State University

2:30

Sustainable Water Conservation through Evapotranspiration Replenishment Regimes, with Wetting Agents and Cultural Practices Rodney Tocco Michigan State University

3:00

If Organic is so Good, Why am I Tearing Up My Greens to Get Rid of it? Dr. Roch Gaussion University of Nebraska

4:00

Adjourn

Thatch Collapse: A New Disease of Golf Course Turf Amy Baetsen Penn State University

Lawn and Landscape General Session 1:00

Managing Turf with Limited Water Dr. Doug Karcher University of Arkansas

2:00

Environmentally Responsible Fertilization Dr. Frank Rossi Cornell University

3:00

Organic Lawn Care: Techniques for Managing a Lawn Without Chemicals Including Natural Products and Cultural Practices to Optimize Turfgrass Performance Dr. David Gardner The Ohio State University

4:00

Adjourn

Athletic Fields General Session 1:00

Environmental Fate of Pesticides and How to Answer the Public’s and Consumer’s Questions Dr. David Gardner The Ohio State University

2:00

Synthetic Turf 101: Selecting, Purchasing, and Managing Synthetic Turf Dr. John Sorochan University of Tennessee

3:00

Managing Highly Trafficked Areas Dr. Doug Karcher University of Arkansas

4:00

Adjourn

Equipment Technician Two-Day Seminar January 22 & 23, 2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Hancock Turfgrass Research Center 4444 Farm Lane East Lansing, MI 48824 January 22 – Day 1

January 23 - Day 2

7:30 Arrival - Coffee, Juice, Doughnuts

7:30 Arrival - Coffee, Juice, Doughnuts

8:00 Welcome and Announcements

8:00 Welcome and Announcements

8:15 Mr. Bob Merkler, Gardner & General Power The Value of OPEESA & the EETC Certifications then Kohler Small Engine Maintenance • EETC Testing and Certification Available but you must contact Bob Merkler @ 616-550-0742 or bobm@gardnerinc.com in advance for scheduling & more information

8:15 Mike Thorsen, Parts and Service Manager, Lakeshore Golf & Turf Hands-On Hydraulic Troubleshooting

9:00 Mr. Chris Burnette, Technical Support - Club Car Augusta, Georgia Maintaining Club Car Vehicles from Brakes to Batteries, Front to Rear Tires 10:30 Eric Johnson, Technical Support, Jacobsen Textron Electric Vehicle Technology 12:00 Lunch 1:00 John Garlets, Service Manager Spartan Distributors Electrical System Principles, Circuits, Schematics, Components and Testing, Q&A 3:30 Adjourn for Vendor Show at Spartan Stadium (4:30-7:00)

10:00 John Garlets, Service Manager Spartan Distributors Sprayer Technology & Mechanical Problem Solving, Q&A 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Eric Johnson, Jacobsen Textron Frequency of Clip Rate 1:30 Heath Bronkema, JW Turf Hybrid Technology 3:00 Adjourn


Wednesday | January 22, 2013 | Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Wednesday Schedule of Events 7:00 - 1:30 On-Site Registration 8:30 - 11:30 General Sessions 7:30 - 3:00 Equipment Technician Two-Day Seminar, Day 2 11:30 - 1:30 MTF Celebration Luncheon | Big Ten BC 1:30 - 4:00 General Sessions 4:15 - 4:45 MiGCSA/MISTMA Annual Meetings 4:45 - 5:15 MTF Annual Meeting

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23, 2013 Registration South Lobby

7:00 am

8:00 am

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

On-Site Registration

Golf Turf Management Big Ten Room A

Golf Turf Management General Session

Lawn and Landscape Management Auditorium

Lawn and Landscape Management General Session

Athletic Fields Room 106

Athletic Fields General Session

MiGCSA Annual Meeting Room 106

Golf Turf Management General Session

MTF Celebration Luncheon

Lawn and Landscape Management General Session Athletic Fields General Session MiGCSA Annual Meeting MiSTMA Annual Meeting

MiSTMA Annual Meeting Room 104 AB MTF Annual Meeting Room 106 Equipment Technician Seminar - HTRC

3:00 pm

Equipment Technician Seminar

Lunch

MTF Annual Meeting

Equipment Technician Seminar Cont.

Please join Master of Ceremony Gordon LaFontaine and special guest MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon for the MTF Celebration Luncheon Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center 219 South Harrison Avenue East Lansing, MI 48824 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Big Ten BC

6:00 pm

7:00 pm


Wednesday | January 23, 2013 | General Sessions Golf Turf Management 8:30 9:30

EPar for Environmental Protection Dr. Kevin Fletcher or Debbie Swartz EPar John Patch Part 2 and Embarking on the Golf Course John Mastenbrook Pestoskey-Bay View Country Club

10:30 Turfgrass Physiology Research Dr. Emily Merewitz Michigan State University

9:30

Changing the Landscape: Moving to Lower Maintenance Landscapes Will Gasper Ferris State University

10:30

Lawn Care Marketing Strategies: How to Compete with Large National Companies Dana Davis Smith Tree and Landscape Service

11:30 1:30

Adjourn How to Grow your Million Dollar Business Glenn Liguori Business Consultant, Real Green Systems

Golf Course Fairway Rolling Programs to Decrease 2:30 Turfgrass Insects: New Pests and New Pesticide Inputs and Enhance Playing Quality Insecticides Thomas Green Dr. David Smitley Michigan State University Michigan State University 11:15 The Effect of Clipping Frequency on Turfgrass 3:30 Managing Turfgrass Diseases in the Landscape Quality and Green Speed Nancy Dykema Nick Binder Michigan State University Michigan State University 4:00 Adjourn 11:30 Adjourn 1:30 Pathology Research Update Athletic Fields Dr. Joe Vargas, Jr. 8:30 Using Soil Moisture Sensors as Part of an Michigan State University Integrated Approach to Managing Athletic Fields Amy Fouty 2:00 Dollar Spot and Irrigation Programming Michigan State University Nancy Dykema Michigan State University 9:30 MLB to NHL: Comerica Park Field Replacement and Preparing for the NHL Winter Festival 2:15 The Latest on Bacterial Etiolation Heather Nabozny Paul Giordano Head Groundskeeper Michigan State University Detroit Tigers 2:30 Annual Bluegrass Weevil: If It’s Not Here, It’s 10:30 Tech Tools for Managing Athletic Fields Coming! Geoff VanBoerkel Dr. Harry Niemczyk Calvin College The Ohio State University 11:00

3:30

Using Soil Moisture Sensors to Monitor and Schedule Irrigation on Creeping Bentgrass and Poa Annua Putting Greens Dr. Kevin Frank Michigan State University

4:00

Adjourn

Lawn and Landscape Management 8:30

Design Maintenance Connection: Landscape Design and its Impact on Maintenance – Good and Bad Dr. Robert Schutzki Michigan State University

11:30 Adjourn 1:30 Field of the Year Speaker and Field TBD 2:30 Renovating Practice Facilities Jim Speelman Hope College 3:00 Understanding the Components of Skin Conditioners for Baseball and Softball Fields Dr. Jim Crum Michigan State University 3:30

Prevent Defense for Athletic Field Diseases Dr. David Gilstrap Michigan State University

4:00

Adjourn


Thursday | January 22, 2013 | Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Thursday Schedule of Events 7:00 - 9:00 On-Site Registration 7:30 - 11:30 Intelligent Use of Water Summit XIII 9:00 - 12:00 Education Workshops 9:00 - 12:00 Pesticide Recertification Exam (MDARD) 12:00 Conference Concludes

THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 Registration South Lobby

7:00 am

8:00 am

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

7:00 pm

AM On-Site Registration

Workshop #16 Room 104 AB

Weeds Indeed! Dr. Ronald Calhoun

Workshop #17 Room 106

Aquatics Seminar Pete Filpansick

Pesticide Recertification Exam Room 103 AB

Pesticide Recertification Exam MDARD

Rain Bird Summit Big Ten Room A

Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water Summit XIII

16. Weeds Indeed! 9:00 – 12:00 Dr. Ron Calhoun Residex In this workshop participants will be exposed to the key identification characteristics of broadleaf weeds that commonly invade cool-season turf stands. Examples of key plants and ID features will be displayed and discussed. One of the keys to successful long-term weed management is to identify and correct the factor that is reducing the competitiveness of the turfgrass. Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion of traditional and novel chemical control options as well as new products, proper timing, and application methods. Recommended Resources available through MSU Bulletin Office: Weeds of the Northeast ($34) 17. Aquatics Seminar 8:30 – 11:30 Pete Filpansick Environmental Biologist LakePro, Inc. As soon as a pond is created, it begins to die. In this seminar, we will discuss this aging process of an aquatic

ecosystem and how we can change it. The first half of the seminar will focus on the characteristics of aquatic ecosystems and the problems commonly found in them. The second half will cover best management practices for solving those problems, creating a management plan, and how to implement your plan. The seminar will specifically cover herbicides and algicides for pond management including matching products to plants, applications rates, method of application, and water use restrictions. We will finish by discussing practices that can slow or stop the aging process of the pond. Pesticide Recertification Exam will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 9:00 AM. 1) You must bring a picture ID. 2) Please bring a pen and a #2 pencil. Make checks/money orders payable to “State of Michigan”. Cash and/or credit cards are not accepted. The application fee, which covers the costs of the exam(s), depends upon the type of certification: 1) Private (agricultural use): $50 2) Commercial: $75 3) Registered (core only): $45 Please pre-register for your exam session at michigan.gov/pestexam Customer Service Center: 1-800-292-3939, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.


Intelligent Use of Water Summit XIII “Play on! Playability in Water Sensitive Environments” Thursday, January 24, 2013 Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center - Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 7:30 Networking Breakfast 8:00 Opening Remarks 8:05 Panel One 9:00 Break 9:10 Panel Two 10:00 Break 10:10 Panel Three 11:00 Keynote 11:30 Conclusion

PANEL 1: WATER QUALITY & TURFGRASS SCIENCE Moderator: Dr. Kevin Frank, MSU Part 1: Water Quality • Science side: What are the main water quality concerns for turf managers? What are potential future issues? How are problems being addressed? How should they be addressed? o Dr. Ali Harivandi - University of California Cooperative Extension Area Specialist • Application side: How do turf managers handle water-quality issues? How is playability affected? o Shawn Emerson - Director of Agronomy at Desert Mountain Club Part 2: Turfgrass Science • Science side: What new advances are being made in turfgrass varieties to better tolerate drought and declining water quality? How is playability considered while developing new grass varieties? What are some of the biggest challenges yet to overcome? o TBD • Application side: How have courses/stadiums dealt with changing turf varieties? Has grass been changed or replanted to accommodate less watering or lower quality water? How is playability affected? What about alternatives, such as deficit watering, reducing turf areas, etc? o Kenny Mangum - Director of Golf Courses and Grounds, Atlanta Athletic Club

PANEL 2: IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY & SPORTS TURF COURSE DESIGN Moderator: Paul Roche, Rain Bird Part 1: Irrigation Technology • Science side: What technologies are available in irrigation that save water, help deal with declining water quality and provide better playability? o Mitchell Langley - Owner MDL Consulting • Application side: How are golf courses and/or sports turf managers applying the latest irrigation technologies? What have been some positive, measurable results? What challenges have there been? What needs to be done in the future? How has irrigation changes/improvements affected/improved playability? o Mike Boekholder - Head Groundskeeper, Philadelphia Phillies


Part 2: Sports Turf Course Design (Including Golf) • Science side: What are current trends in course design that address current water situations (water conservation, control, and quality)? How is playability considered in designing for water efficiency? o Carol Colein - Executive Director, ASIC • Application side: How has course/field design for water efficiency effected the game/playability/golfer satisfaction? Or, how do existing courses deal with outdated designs that are not water efficient? o Murray Cook - President, Brickman Sports Turf

PANEL 3: GOLF AND THE ENVIRONMENT Leaders in environmental stewardship in the golf industry, including golf course superintendents, will describe programs and environmental efforts on their properties.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Charles Fishman, Author - The Big Thirst

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water,” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the planet’s water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink—indeed, water can be made so clean that it’s toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this surprising and mind-changing narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted. But the era of easy water is over. In 2008, Atlanta came within ninety days of running entirely out of clean water. California is in a desperate battle to hold off a water catastrophe. And in the last five years Australia nearly ran out of water—and had to scramble to reinvent the country’s entire water system. But as dramatic as the challenges are, the deeper truth Fishman reveals is that there is no good reason for us to be overtaken by a global water crisis. We have more than enough water. We just don’t think about it, or use it, smartly. As Charles Fishman writes, “Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly.” The Big Thirst will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we’ll always have plenty of it. About Charles Fishman As a reporter, Charles Fishman has tried to get inside organizations, both familiar and secret, and explain how they work. In the course of reporting about water to write The Big Thirst, Fishman has stood at the bottom of a half-million-gallon sewage tank, sampled water directly from the springs in San Pellegrino, Italy, and Poland Spring, Maine, and carried water on his head for 3 km with a group of Indian villagers. Fishman is a former metro and national reporter for the Washington Post, and was a reporter and editor at the Orlando Sentinel and the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. Since 1996, he has worked for the innovative business magazine Fast Company. Fishman has won numerous awards, including three times receiving UCLA’s Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious award in business journalism. Fishman grew up in Miami, Florida, and went to Harvard. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, also a journalist, their two children, their two Labradors, and their two parakeets. He likes his water from the refrigerator spigot, with ice, or splashing across the bow of a Sunfish.

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DINING ROOM The J. Willard and Alice S. Mar Culinary Business Learninriott Foundation g Lab

WEST

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DISPLAY GALLERY

GATHERING SPACE

HALL OF FAME

EAST

KC’S ROOM

RED CEDAR ROOM

RESERVATIONS

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CULINARY BUSINESS OFFICE

OLYMPUS ROOM

DESTINATIO STATE OFFICE N

BANQUET / MEETING ROOMS RESTAURANT / PRIVATE DINING ROOMS

The SCHOOL OF

ENGINEERING

ACCESSIBLE HALLWAY

HOSPITALITY BUSINESS

ELEVATOR OFFICES

NORTH LOBBY

FITNESS CENTER

KITCHEN

BIG TEN ROOM B

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

PHONES

WOMENS ROOM

MENS ROOM

FRONT DESK

KEY

EXIT BIG TEN ROOM C

MICHIGAMME LOBBY MICHIGAMME ROOM

DEMONSTRATION THEATER

GIFT SHOP

SPARTAN HOSPITALITY GROUP SALES

FRONT DESK

ACCOUNTING

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

HUMAN RESOURCES

CORNICHE ROOM

CENTRAL LOBBY

AUDITORIUM

WILLY ROOM

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center Floor Plan

LINCOLN ROOM

SOUTH LOBBY

HERITAGE ROOM

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VISTA ROOM

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Yes - Please complete a membship application No - I will register as a non-member (go to next section)

E-mail Address

Phone

City

Address

Company

Name

State

Zip Code

EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN SEMINAR

Cancellations can be made by mail or by calling 517.392.5003 before 5:00 p.m. January 4, 2013. Full refunds will be made to those who meet this deadline. Cancellations after January 4, 2013, will not be refunded.

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PAYMENT METHOD

120

75

80

60

#2 The Plant Doctor - Limit 50 #4 Turf Soils - Limit 70  Visa

80

60

#5 Turfgrass Nutrition and Fertilizer Prog. - Limit 75 #6 Golf Turf PTI - Limit 200 80

60

#7 The Plant Doctor - Limit 50 80

60

80

60

#8 Ornamental Plants - Limit 70  MasterCard

80

60

#9 Turfgrass Identification Lab - Limit 60

 Discover

(made payable to MTF)

80

60

Signature

80

60

#10 Social Media 101 - Limit 100

#11 Mgmt. Strategies - Limit 50 80

60

80

60

#12 Pysiological Concepts - Limit 70

80

60

Exp. Date

 American Express

 Cash

nc

nc

Prayer Breakfast 6:00 AM Card #

80

60

#3 Turfgrass Identification Lab - Limit 60  Credit Card

 Check #

80

Conference Registration Fee

60

Equipment Technician Seminar - BOTH DAYS

150

Equip. Tech. Seminar - Tuesday DAY 1 ONLY

100

Equip. Tech. Seminar - Wednesday DAY 2 ONLY

NON-MEMBER

#1 Turf Math - Limit 50

MEMBER

Lunch at Brody Complex is provided with each workshop registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Included with your registration fee are all General Sessions on Tuesday & Wednesday, the Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday morning, and the Kick-Off Show Tuesday evening.

#13 Integrating New Herbicide - Limit 75

#14 Gadgets and Gizmos - Limit 50 80

60

#15 Athletic Field Seminar - Limit 30 80

60

80

60

80

60

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$ $

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PAY THIS AMOUNT

25

25

Thursday

$

(Conference Registration and/or Membership)

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Wed.

MTF Celebration Luncheon 11:30 - 1:30

Tuesday

#16 Weeds Indeed! - Limit 70

Monday

#17 Aquatics Seminar - Limit 50

Equipment Technician 2-Day Seminar

Rainbird Symposium - Limit 200

Reg. Fees

Kick-Off Show

Make checks/money orders payable to “State of Michigan”. Cash and/or credit cards are not accepted. The application fee, which covers the costs of the exam(s), depends upon the type of certification: 1) Private (agricultural use): $50 2) Commercial: $75 3) Registered (core only): $45 Please register for your exam session at michigan.gov/pestexam Customer Service Center: 1-800-292-3939, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

*Pesticide Recertification Exam will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 9:00 AM. 1) You must bring a picture ID. 2) Please bring a pen and a #2 pencil.

Send completed form to: MTF | PO Box 27156 | Lansing, MI 48909 Fax to : 989-936-5911 Email to: miturfgrass@gmail.com Register Online: mtfconference.org

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Membership dues (total from application) - $

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Are you a current 2012-2013 MTF Member? (please check one)

MTF Membership Section

ALL PRE-REGISTRATION forms must be postmarked by January 4, 2013. You can also pre-register online at mtfconference.org

2013 Michigan Turfgrass Conference Pre-Registration Form

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2013 Education Program  

Schedule for the 2013 Conference

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