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2015 Sports Field Short Course & Golf Turf Spring Tee Off
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2/3/2015 to 2/4/2015
When: February 3rd & 4th
Where: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio  43210
United States
Contact: Ohio Turfgrass Foundation
614.285.4683


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Thanks to our reception partners (reception begins Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 5:30 @ Varsity Club):







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SCHEDULE

GOLF TURF SESSIONS

SPORTS SHORT COURSE SESSIONS 

REGISTRATION FEES

Ohio Department of Agriculture and association credits have been applied for and the website will be updated once confirmed. 

Schedule 

Tuesday Schedule:

Registration - 8:00 ~ 9:00 AM
Education - 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Lunch - 12:00 ~ 1:00 PM (Must be pre-registered)
Reception - 5:30 PM (Varsity Club)

Wednesday Schedule:

Registration - 7:00 ~ 8:00 AM
Education - 8:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM
Lunch - 12:00 ~ 1:00 PM (Must be pre-registered)

 

Golf Turf Sessions

Tuesday, February 3rd (0.70 GCSAA EPs Available)

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Bringing in the New Year! New Herbicides, Weed Control Updates and Current OSU Research (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Dr. David Gardner, Ohio State

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Rolling Into the Next Generation - Considerations for Greens Conversion
Jim Campion, NCR Country Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sand Selection for Topdressing and Bunkers - Making Decisions Based on Agronomics and Costs
Dr. Norm Hummel, Hummel & Associates

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Giving Today's Golfer What They Want: Current Trends in Course Design/Renovation
Dr. Chris Hurdzan, Hurdzan Golf

2:00 - 3:00 PM
State of the Industry Report
Guy Cipriano, Golf Course Industry

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Fun Factor of Golf - Understanding What Makes Golf Fun Will Be Good for Your Bottom Line
Chris Hartwiger, United States Golf Association

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Q & A

Wednesday, February 4th (0.60 GCSAA EPs Available)

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Regulatory Issues and Updates for the Turf Industry (CORE - 1 hr.)
Belinda Jones, Capitol Consulting/OPARR

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Turfgrass Diseases - What We Learned in 2014 and What to Expect in 2015 (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Joe Rimelspach & Todd Hicks, Ohio State

10:00 - 11:00 AM
What Were the Top Ten Tree and Ornamental Abiotic and/or Biotic Problems in 2014 and Most Sound Solutions With Pesticides and BMPs (Cat. 6A - 1 hr.)
Jim Chatfield, Ohio State

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Quick Hits - Updates from the Research Facility for Managing Turf Pests and Diseases (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Ohio State Turf Team

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Utilization of the New and Old Insecticide Technology for Best Insect Management Strategies on the Golf Course (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Dr. David Shetlar, Ohio State

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Intensity and Frequency of Brushing on Turfgrass Quality and Stress Tolerance
Dr. Karl Danneberger, Ohio State

 

Sports Turf Sessions

Tuesday, February 3rd

9:00 - 10:00 AM
An IPM Approach to Insect Control in Public Places (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Dr. David Shetlar, Ohio State

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Natural and Chemical Weed Control Options (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Dr. David Gardner, Ohio State

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Transforming Berliner Park into a Top-Class Baseball Facility
Ryan DeMay, Columbus Parks & Recreation

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Selection of Baseball Infield Soils
Dr. Norm Hummel, Hummel & Co.

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Turfgrass Diseases; What We Learned in 2014 and What to Expect in 2015 (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Joe Rimelspach & Todd Hicks, Ohio State

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Q & A Panel: An Afternoon with Athletic Field Managers

  • OSU Varsity Athletic Team - Managing a Synthetic Baseball Field with Clay Mound
  • Weston Appelfeller, CSFM - Why You Should Take and How to Prepare for the Certified Sports Field Manager Exam
  • Matt Williams - Bermudagrass Cultivar Research Update
  • Wes Ganobcik - An Update from the Ohio Sports Turf Manager's Association


Wednesday, February 4th

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Pesticides; Preventing and Controlling Spills (CORE - 1 hr.)
Cindy Folck, Ohio State

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Effective Annual Bluegrass Control Programs for Athletic Fields (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Dr. John Street

10:00 - 11:00 AM
The Secret to Thick, Weed-Free and Healthy Athletic Turf
Brian Hall, Sylvania Recreation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Designing Rootzone Mixes for Sports Fields
Dr. Norm Hummel, Hummel & Co.

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Diagnosing Problems on Athletic Turf (Cat. 8 - 1 hr.)
Dr. Karl Danneberger, Ohio State

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Surface Organic Matter on the Playing Surface; Cause, Consequences and Control
Pam Sherratt, Ohio State

 

Session topics and schedules are subject to change.

 

Registration Fees

Member pricing is available for OTF and OSTMA members. Registration fees include education, lunch and access to Tuesday evening's reception.

1 Day Member - $50

2 Days Member - $90

1 Day Non Member - $75

2 Days Non Member - $140

CLICK HERE FOR A HARD COPY OF THE REGISTRATION FORM

Get ready for the upcoming season by participating in this two day educational event. Presenters from Ohio State, the USGA and more will discuss topics focused on preparing you for the season ahead.

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