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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
Using MLSN and Clipping Volume to Manage Golf Course Greens- Dr. Micah Woods
What is MLSN (Minimum Levels of Sustainable Nutrients), and how can the concepts of MLSN be used to manage greens to optimize performance and minimize inputs. Monitoring clipping production on greens and how these data, along with using MLSN concepts, can be useful management tools for creating high-performance playing conditions.
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 **Please register For AM and PM Workshop**
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 @ General Air, 1105 Zuni, Denver, CO 80204 **Please register For AM and PM Workshop**
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
Reclaimed Waste Water for Turf Irrigation – Dr. Dave Kopec, University of Arizona
Reclaimed waste water is often a viable option for turf managers to irrigate golf courses, but knowledge is required to maximize the value of this resource. This seminar will address, in practical terms, the different classifications of Reclaimed Municipal Waste Water (RMWW). Superintendents will learn about nutrient content in RMWW, general use restrictions and irrigation system considerations associated with its use.
Attend this workshop and you will:
Understand the classifications of RMWW
Learn the treatment processes that allow RMWW to become a usable final product
Be able to critically evaluate if RMWW is an option for your golf facility
Workshop 9 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sports Turf
Turf Around the World– Micah Woods
Micah has studied and taught turf management in every corner of the world. His experiences include working at many prestigious golf tournaments, including the Masters (13 times), the U.S. Open (twice), the Open Championship (St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Troon), and the Ryder Cup. He will talk about these experiences and what he has learned from some of the best turf managers in the world.
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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