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Workshops


Educational Workshops are offered on Tuesday, December 5, 2017,
Come learn from respected experts of the Turfgrass industry on a variety of topics!

Workshop 1 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Golf
Title TBA -  Instructor TBA (Category 206 – 2 Credits)
Descriptor not available at time of print.

Workshop 2 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Irrigation/Environmental  
Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods & Troubleshooting– Keith Schweiger, Irrigation Association (Irrigation Association CEUs - 4)  
Master wiring for today’s sophisticated control systems. This half-day session will cover different types of transformers, proper phasing (primary and secondary), diagnosing problems using different meters, wire sizing for communication cables and two-wire systems, DC controllers, special solenoids and proper splicing techniques.

Workshop 3 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Sports Turf
Rocky Mountain Parks & School Athletic Field Management (Panel Discussion)– Eddie Mort, City of Grand Junction, Sun Roesslein, CSFM Jeffco Stadium
This “Panel-workshop” is intended for those dealing with some of the unique challenges involved with athletic field management in Colorado’s schools and parks. Attendees will see successful programs from different parts of the state in overview form, encouraging Q&A. Issues covered will include synthetic turf maintenance/replacement issues, stretching tight budgets, field renovation projects, event management and environmentally friendly athletic field management through IPM and organic management. 

Workshop 4 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Pesticide Applicator
Commercial Applicator Test Prep Course – Thia Walker, Colorado State University  ( 8 Credits for Full day attendance)
Are you nervous and unsure how to prepare for the Commercial Applicator Test? Thia Walker will navigate through the Commercial Applicator Pesticide Study Guide to prepare attendees for the General Exam. Attendees will highlight areas to review in the study guide so they know exactly what information to focus on. Areas covered will include the necessary federal and state laws & regulations, applicator safety, pesticide labels and labeling, pesticide formulations, identifying hosts, environmental safety and pesticide applications. And learn how to do that ‘dreaded math’ for applications!  
The newly revised workshop manual will be available for purchase at the workshop itself. Manual cost is $25 each, checks or exact cash only.

Workshop 5 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Landscape Technology
Turf & Weedy Grass ID – Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University (Category 206 – 2 credits)
Attendees will learn how to use botanical characteristics and both paper and online keys to identify common turf species and weedy grasses, using live samples. Approaches to management will be discussed, but the focus will be on proper identification of grasses and why it is important to develop this important skill.

Workshop 6 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM - Service Track - OFF SITE @ C & M Golf and Grounds
Introduction to GMA Welding and Plasma Cutting – Kyle Killpack and Mike Decker, General Air
Learn the basics of GMA Welding and Plasma cutting to enable you to keep your equipment in working order.  This training course will include both classroom style instruction followed by hands-on training.  The instructor will begin by reviewing the basic Process and Techniques of GMA Welding and Plasma Cutting.  Following the more formal classroom style instruction, attendees will have an opportunity for hands-on training on both machines. 

Workshop 7 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Golf
Sand Based Greens Management –Dr. Doug Soldat, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Soldat is a professor and turfgrass extension specialist in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The Workshop will cover the fundamentals and newest information on soil testing, growth regulation, irrigation, and fertilization for sand-based putting greens.

Workshop 8 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Irrigation/Environmental
Reuse H2O - Water Quality Factors & Landscape Use Implications – Dr. Dave Kopec, University of Arizona
Descriptor not available at time of print.

Workshop 9 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sports Turf
Rocky Mountain Sports Field Soils, The Keys to Success (Or Failure) – Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University (Category 206 – 2 Credits)
This workshop will give a good soils primer and overview of some of the distinctive issues involved with the varied soils in Colorado. From sandy mountain loams to heavy clays on the plains, if your field has issues, there is a good chance it is soils related. Attendees will learn the basics of good soil testing including proper sampling and how to cut through the clutter and do a simple and useful analysis of the soil test results, then developing an action plan for your field. 

Workshop 10 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Landscape Technology
Landscape Health Management – Alison O’Connor/Eric Hammond (Category 207 – 2 credits)
This workshop will examine integrated management practices (cultural and chemical) that can optimize the health of trees, turf and other landscape plants. The workshop will emphasize management of all plants in a landscape and why it is important to manage the landscape as a whole unit – and not just focus on individual plants.

Space is limited to the first 60 registrants for each workshop.

 

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