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Speaker Spotlight - Dr. Peter Landschoot

Saturday, November 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Dr. Peter Landschoot
Penn State University

Professor, Turfgrass Science

Dr. Landschoot holds a B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Rhode Island. He was an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Country Club of Rochester, Research Associate in the Department of Plant Pathology at Rutgers and now serves as a Professor of Turfgrass Science at Penn State. Dr. Landschoot is the resident extension turfgrass management specialist in Pennsylvania and conducts research on turf fertilizers, soils and pests.

Dr. Landschoot will speak multiple times in various tracks throughout the conference:

Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM - Lawn Care Track
Lawns, Politics and the Chesapeake Bay - Lessons for Learning
Presentation description:
A summary of how turfgrass fertilizer legislation is initiated, the political process involved in the bill becoming law, and what you can do to help provide input into the process.

Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Golf Turf Management Track
What's in Your Irrigation Water and Does It Matter?
Presentation description:
A simplified approach to understanding irrigation water test reports, and how to interpret the information.

Wednesday: 9:00 - 10:00 AM - General Pest Management
Lawns, Politics and the Chesapeake Bay - Just a Matter of Time?
Presentation description:
A summary of how turfgrass fertilizer legislation is initiated, the political process involved in the bill becoming law, and what you can do to help provide input into the process. Tips are provided on being proactive on nutrient management issues.

Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Lawn Care Track
Controlling Nutsedge and Other Grassy Weeds with the Best Herbicide Options
Presentation description:
Overview of herbicides used for nutsedge control, and which products are most effective.


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