Register Now: Sandhills Turfgrass Regional Conference and Field Day June 12

Posted On May 8, 2019— Written By Kaki Carl

Participants at Sandhills Regional Turfgrass Conference and Field Day presentation

4.5 (L N D X) NCDA and CS pesticide credits approved. Join us for the Sandhills Research Station (SRS) Turfgrass Regional Conference and Field Day  Wednesday, June 12  from 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Advance registration is $20 and includes lunch. Special discounted fee for TCNC members is $5. On-site registration is $25, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended to guarantee a spot. No refunds for this event.

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Full program: 

7:30 Registration opens/ Coffee and doughnuts
8:00 Welcome and opening remarks:

  • Dr. Travis Gannon, Turf Work Group Chair & Associate Prof., Crop & Soil Sciences, NCSU
  • Mr. Jeremy Martin, Superintendent, Sandhills Research Station
  • Kaleb Rathbone, Director, NCDA & CS Research Stations Division
  • Natalie Hummel, Assistant Director, NC Agricultural Research Service
8:15 Education Section:

  • Jim Kerns: “Best Management Practices for Diseases in the Landscape
  • Rick Brandenburg and Terri Billeisen: “Using the latest products, resources, and approaches for cost-effective and environmentally-sound insect control programs in turf.
  • Fred Yelverton: “Weed Management in warm-season turfgrasses”
10:15 Coffee Break
10:25 Education Section (contd.)

  • Matt Martin: “Managing difficult pests in Warm Season Turf
11:00 Field Stops:

  • Stop 1: Jim Kerns – Distinguishing abiotic from biotic problems, and proper sample collection         
  • Stop 2: Susana Milla-Lewis, Esdras Carbajal, Carolina Zuleta and Rocio van der Laat – “Low input grasses for NC landscapes
  • Stop 3: Ray McCauley, Drew Pinnix, Ben Gragg, and Grady Miller – “The science of soil compaction – A field demonstration
  • Stop 4: Travis Gannon – “Optimizing Pesticide Applications and Debunking Myths Around their Use
12:20 Lunch

The following NCDA and CS Pesticide Credits are approved: 4.5 (L N D X)

0.40 GCSAA Education Points 

NC Landscape Contractor’s Licensing Board Credit Hours are pending approval