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Conference Speakers & Bios

Conference Speakers

Dr. Leah Brilman Bio - https://www.sroseed.com/research-driven/dr-leah-brilman
Tuesday Workshop:  Changing Species or Cultivars: Interseeding Success
Wednesday Session:  The Best New (and Old) Turf Varieties 


Dr. James Murphy Bio - https://plantbiology.rutgers.edu/faculty/murphy/james-murphy.html
Tuesday Workshop:  40 Years of Rootzone Management Research.  Have Things Changed?
Wednesday Session:  Anthracnose Management - Category 206 Turf Pest Control


Dr. Roch Gaussoin Bio - https://agronomy.unl.edu/gaussoin
Tuesday Workshop:  40 Years of Rootzone Management Research.  Have Things Changed?
Wednesday Session:  Topdressing 101: Organic Matter Management for Cool-Season Putting Greens


Dr. Tony Koski Bio - https://agsci.colostate.edu/hortla/faculty/koski/
Tuesday AM Workshop:  Turf and Weedy Grass Identification - Category 206 Turf Pest Control
Tuesday PM Workshop:  Soils 101, Fertility and Soil Testing for the Turf Professional
Wednesday Sessions:  Weed Management Update - Category 206 Turf Pest Control, Organic Lawn Care
Thursday Session:  The Two Most Important Turf Diseases in Colorado - Category 206 Turf Pest Control


Dr. Alison O'Connor - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Alison_OConnor_Bio_2022.pdf
Tuesday Workshop:  Managing your Landscapes to Minimize Pest Problems - Category 207 Ornamental Pest Control
Thursday Session:  The Two Most Important Turf Diseases in Colorado - Category 206 Turf Pest Control


Eric Hammond - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Eric_Hammond_Bio_2022.pdf
Tuesday Workshop:  Managing your Landscapes to Minimize Pest Problems - Category 207 Ornamental Pest Control

Sandra McDonald - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Sandra_McDonald_Bio_2022.pdf
Thursday Workshop:  Pesticide Applicators Core Credits - Category Core Credits (7)

Steve Loveday Bio - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Steve_LovedayBIO_2022.pdf
Wednesday Session:  Activating Plant Defense Systems and Colonizing Beneficial Biology for Improved Stress Resistance - Category 206 Turf Pest Control
Thursday Session:  Fertility 101, Wetting Agents


Wayne Horman Bio - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Wayne_Horman_2022_Bio.pdf
Wednesday Session:  Grass Seed Production from Farm to End User

Abby McNeal Bio - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Abby_McNeal_Bio_2022.pdf
Wednesday Session:  Facility Design and Maintenance

Dr. Trey Brindle Bio - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Dr._Trey_Brindle_Bio_2022.pdf
Wednesday Session:  Contribution of Playing Surfaces to Athletic Injury & Performance

Daniel Schroder Bio - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Daniel_Schroder_Bio_2022.pdf
Wednesday Session:  Proper Maintenace of Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields 

Clint Dotterer Bio - https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Clint_Dotterer_Bio_2022.pdf
Thursday Session:  Sprayer Calibration - Category UP – Use

Lance Lauer, CGCS - Golf Course Superintendent, Country Club of Castle Pines 
Thursday Session:  Hiring H2B Employess 

Spencer Jordan Bio -  https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Spencer_Jordan_Bio_2022.pdf  
Wednesday Session:  Soil Moisture Sensor Technology 
Wednesday Session:  Electrical Troubleshooting in 2-Wire Path Systems 
Thursday Session:  Irrigation Value Troubleshooting 

East Penn Manufacturing - A private, family-owned company operating the largest single-site, lead battery manufacturing facility in the world.
Wednesday Session:  Battery Care

Zach Johnson, Scott Curry & Chris Tragakes -  
Tuesday Workshop:  Right Plant Right Choice:  Turf Grass in a Changing Western Environment

L.L. Johnson -  
Tuesday Workshop:  Reel Grinding Techniques
Wednesday Session: 
 Equipment Management Q & A


Dr. Jim Klett -  
Wednesday Session:  The Best New Annuals and Perennials of 2022

Ross Kurcab -  Championship Sports Turf Systems
Thursday Session:  On-Field Special Event Management

Cory Isom -  https://www.rmrta.org/docs/Cory_Isom_Bio_2022.pdf
Thursday Session:  USGA Update and Spring Recovery Strategies

John Murgel -  
Thursday Session:  Is the Japanese Beetle-Proof Landscape Possible? - Category 207 Ornamental Pest Control