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October 4, 2017

SUNY Delhi
Delhi, NY

NYS DEC Credits: See below
GCSSA Education Points: .55

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Registration and Continental Breakfast
(The Club House); Exhibit Set-up (Designated Locations - see below)

7:45-8:00 NYSTA Welcome –
Greg Chorvas, Chair
SUNY Delhi Sports & Golf Facilities Overview
8:00-8:15 Travel to seminar track locations

Golf Turf

The College Golf Course at Delhi - Walk

DEC Credits: 3a, 3b and 10 = 3.00 each

Sports Turf & Schools

Delaware Academy Central School Football Field - Bus

DEC Credits: 3a, 3b and 10 = 2.75 each

Equipment Managers

SUNY Delhi Turf Education Center - Walk


Managing Difficult to Control Weeds in Turfgrass Systems
Randy Prostak, University of Massachusetts

Fungicide Resistance and the Importance of Nozzle Selection
Marvin Seaman and Tom Kaufman, SUNY Delhi

Challenges and Opportunities for Using Biocontrol Nematodes for Managing Grubs
Kyle Wickings, Ph.D., NYSAES, Cornell University

Best Management Practices for Annual Bluegrass Weevils on Putting Greens
Benjamin Czyzewski, SUNY Delhi

Using Drones and Other Technology to Collect Site Data and Improve Site Management
Kevin Leeper, WinField United

Managing Multi-Use Fields: The Perpetual Challenge

Managing Soil Compaction and Surface Hardness: Persistence Conquers All
Jason Henderson, Ph.D., University of Connecticut and John Hilson, III, Clark
Companies, Inc.

Bus to SUNY Delhi Ball Fields (9:45 am)

Three Strikes and You’re Out: Managing Ball Fields on a Limited Budget
Al Dubreuil, SUNY Delhi;
Greg Chorvas, Cantine Veterans Sports Complex; and
Joseph Potrikus, CSFM, Greener World Landscape Maintenance, LLC

Bus to The College Golf Course at Delhi
(10:45 am)

Can You Repeat That? The Benefits of Repetitive Over-seeding
Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Ph.D., Cornell University

Sessions conducted by factory service technicians.

John Deere Tier IV Engine Maintenance

Toro Electrical Diagnostic Trouble Shooting

Jacobsen Hydraulic Testing

Open Discussion

12:15-12:30 Return to Club House
12:30-1:30 Lunch at Club House / Equipment Demonstrations on Driving Range and Designated Areas - see below

General Session - Golf Course

DEC Credits: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1.50 each


Research Updates – New Web Information Delivery System, Insect and Weed Management, and New USGA Specs
Jennifer Grant, Ph.D., NYS IPM Program, Cornell University;
Kyle Wickings, Ph.D., NYSAES, Cornell University;
Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Ph.D., Cornell University; and
Jason Henderson, Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Pollinators and Habitat for Schools and Golf Courses
Matt Ceplo, CGCS, Rockland Country Club;
Jennifer Grant, Ph.D., NYS IPM Program, Cornell University;
Marvin Seaman and Ben Czyzewski, SUNY Delhi

Exhibit and Demonstration Areas
Exhibit and demonstration areas are available at The College Golf Course at Delhi Driving Range and Short Game area (near the parking lot) and the SUNY Delhi Softball Field. Tables and chairs will be provided. Please specify on the registration form if you need a table. No electric is available. Set-up by 7:45 am. Please direct any questions and equipment demonstration requests to Jill Cyr at (518) 783-1229 or jill@nysta.org. All equipment demonstrations must be pre-approved.

Golf Outing - October 3, 2017
For $20, seminar attendees can golf at The College Golf Course at Delhi on October 3. Contact the Club House at (607) 746-4653 by September 29 to schedule your tee time. Reference the New York State Turfgrass Association to receive discounted rate. Carts included.

Hotels Available
Hampton Inn - (607) 433-9000
225 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
Room Rate: $89 (includes hot breakfast)
Deadline: September 26

Buena Vista Inn - (607) 746-2135
18718 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 13753 Room Rate: $79
Deadline: September 10

Directions to The College Golf Course
at Delhi Club House

96 Scotch Mountain Road, Delhi, NY 13753
From the North: Take I-88 South to Exit 15. Turn left onto NY-23 East/NY-28 South. Turn right onto NY-28 South (20 miles). *Turn right onto NY-10 South/Main Street. Turn left onto Sherwood Road. Turn right onto Arbor Hill Road/Back River Road. **Turn left onto Scotch Mountain Road. Turn right, turn left and the destination is on the left.

From the South: Take I-88 North to Exit 11. Turn right onto NY-357 E. Turn right onto County Highway 14. Follow from * above.

From the East: Take I-87 to Exit 19. Slight right toward then a right onto NY-28 West (56 miles). Turn right onto NY-28 North (11 miles). Turn left onto Arbor Hill Road/Back River Road. Follow from ** above.

From the West: Take I-17 East or I-81 South to I-88. Follow directions from the South above.


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