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Tuesday Workshops

 

Educational Workshops are offered on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Come learn from respected experts of the Turfgrass industry on a variety of topics!


Workshop 1 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Golf
Poa Management Tools & Strategies, Dr. David Kopec
Description not currently available

Workshop 2 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Irrigation/Environmental  
Managing an Irrigation Service Company - , Craig Borland, Irrigation Association  IA CREDITS
Intermediate | Business (4 CEUs) 
Considering expanding into the high-growth, high-profit maintenance service business? This half-day class discusses the differences between managing installation and services, including crew economics, contracts and marketing, plus setting up service as a separate revenue center.

Workshop 3 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM - Sports Turf
Organic Sports Field Management, Strategies for Success– John Cogdill
The challenges of Organic sports field management-methods used to produce high quality fields

Workshop 4 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Pesticide Applicator **MUSTregister For FULL DAY (AM and PM Workshop)**
Commercial Applicator Test Prep Course – Thia Walker, Colorado State University  
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-12:00 PM - Service **OFF SITE** (Colorado Golf & Turf)
EETC Certification Course:  Reel Technology – Erik Sides, Executive Director EETC
This course will discuss all aspects of Reels from components of the reel mower to how a reel mower works. 
Frequency of clip and how that relates to "quality of cut" and the proper application of different blade count reels and
bedknife selection. Servicing, Failure Analysis, Troubleshooting along with Reel Grinding will be topics covered in this course. 
If you have a technician that is not experienced on reels or reel grinding, this will be the course for them to attend. In order 
to prepare your technician ahead of time for this course please purchase the Reel Technology Study Guide in advance. An optional Reel Technology 
certification test will be given the following day, see course registration information for details on how to register for the exam.

**Study Guide Available**
Testing on December 11, 2019
MAX of 30 Registrants


Workshop 7 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Golf
Leadership and Human Connection(2 hrs) –Dennis Lyons, Devin Mergl
Description not currently available
Golf Pro and Superintendent Roundtable(2 hrs) –Speakers TBA
Roundtable Discussion

Workshop 8 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Irrigation/Environmental
Electrical Troublesooting –Craig Borland, Irrigation Association  IA CREDITS
Beginner | Landscape & Golf (4 CEUs) 
Save time and money with this practical course in electrical troubleshooting. This half-day class covers diagnosing field wiring problems and proper use of volt-ohm meters. Learn to systematically assess and resolve even the most confusing electrical problems.

Workshop 9 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sports Turf
Understanding Irrigation Water Quality and its Effects on your Soil and Sports Turf, Dr. David Kopec
Descriptor not currently available

Workshop 10 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Landscape Technology
Tree & Shrub ID– Alison O’Connor/Eric Hammond (CR 207 - 2 Credits)
This class will focus on basic identification hints of woody landscape plants that are commonly found in the industry. Plant samples and photos from all season will be used in the learning process, along with hands-on identification of plant material. Specific information about potential insects, disease, and cultural needs will be discussed for all plants.

Workshop 11 -1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Service **OFF SITE** (Colorado Golf & Turf)
EETC Certification Course:  Two Stroke Certification– Brian Chick
This course will focus on basic Two Stroke theory and troubleshooting. We will show how the Two Stroke engine operates and discuss how to determine what 
is causing engine performance problems. Common test procedures for checking ignition system, fuel system and carburetor, engine compression, crankcase pressure/vacuum,
 and exhaust system will be covered. If you have a technician that is not experienced on handheld Two Strokes, this will be the course for them to attend. 
In order to prepare your technician ahead of time for this course, please purchase the Two Stroke Engine Study Guide in advance. An optional Two Stroke Certification Test will 
be given the following day, see course registration information for details on how to register for the exam.

**Study Guide Available**
Testing on December 11, 2019
MAX of 30 Registrants

Space is limited to the first 60 registrants for each workshop(Except where otherwise noted).

 

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