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Class Schedule
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - AM Education Sessions [7:30 - 9:30 am]

Golf Irrigation

CNLP: 2

Irrigate for Turf Health and Playability; Not Color
Adam Moeller, United States Golf Association

Irrigation Management Tools for Efficient Water Use and Documenting Results
Mike Huck, Irrigation & Turfgrass Services

Sports Turf & Schools

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .50 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

Back to Basics

The Choice is Yours: How to Choose the Best Turf Types That Meet Your Needs
Dominic Morales, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Delhi

It’s All in the Numbers: Calculations You Need to Know
Dominic Morales, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Delhi

Field Maintenance Tips and Techniques
Bill Deacon, New York Mets

 

Landscape & Grounds Maintenance

DEC: 3a, 10 and 25 = .75 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

ISA: 2

 

Sustainable Landscape Management

Sustainable Landscape Principles
Carl Salsedo, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Department of Extension

Sustainable Landscape Practices for Improved Water Quality, Conservation, and Passive Irrigation
Keith Zaltzberg, Regenerative Design Group, Conway School of Landscape Design

 

Hands-on Workshop

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 2.00 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

 

Turfgrass

Disease Diagnostics Turfgrass Disease Diagnostics
Alex Ellram, Ph.D., SUNY Cobleskill


Limit 30 People

 

Turf Technology

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 1.00 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

 

Turf Seed Decision Making – Turf Tech Tool
Bruce Jump, WinField, LLC

Soil Moisture Measurement and Mapping – the Ins and Outs
Aaron Johnsen, WinField, LLC

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - AM Education Session [10:00 am - 12:15 pm]

 

General Session

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = .75 each
CNLP: 2.25
STMA: .2

 

Awards/Recognition

Welcome from Senator Rich Funke

The Water Puzzle: It May Take More Than Conservation to Survive Drought
Mike Huck, Irrigation & Turfgrass Services

Change is in the Air: Turf Management in a Changing Climate
Arthur DeGaetano, Ph.D., Cornell University

Q&A

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - PM Education Sessions [1:30 - 3:30 pm]

 

Golf Irrigation

CNLP: 2


What You Need to Know About WOTUS
Kevin Doyle, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Irrigation Design, Upgrade, and Management Considerations for Efficiency and Conservation
Mike Huck, Irrigation & Turfgrass Services

Case Studies – Innovative Tools for Irrigation
Rick Slattery, Locust Hill Country Club

 

Sports Turf & Schools

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1.00 each; 7a and 8 = .50 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

 

Decisions, Decisions: Know the Facts - Artificial vs. Natural
Chris White, Chenango Contracting, Inc.; and Bill Deacon, New York Mets

Stinging Insect Management with NYSDEC Regulatory Update
Joellen Lampman, Cornell University, NYS IPM Program; and Christopher Wainwright, NYSDEC

 

Landscape & Grounds Maintenance

DEC: 3a, 10 and 25 = .50 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

ISA: 2

 

Sustainable Landscape Management

Designing Stunning Plantings that Stand the Test of Time
Claudia West, North Creek Nurseries, Inc.

Designing Sustainable Landscapes; Plant Selection
Carolyn Summers, Flying Trillium Gardens & Preserve

 

Legislative & Regulatory Updates

DEC: CORE = 1.50; 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = .50 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

ISA: .75

 

NYSDEC Regulatory Update
Christopher Wainwright, NYSDEC

TracTurf Software for Pest Management Recordkeeping
Jennifer Grant, Ph.D., NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

New York Alliance for Environmental Concerns Update
Todd Vandervort, The Vandervort Group, LLC

 

Turf Technology

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .25 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

 

Google Drive: Tracking Data and Improving Efficiency
Jason VanBuskirk, Turf Cloud

Technology on the Course: Apps and Software to Get the Job Done
Jason VanBuskirk, Turf Cloud

Using Drones to Visualize Turf Problems
Brett Welch, Cornell University
   
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Early Bird Session [6:30 - 7:30 am]

 

Early Bird

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 1.00 each
CNLP: 1
STMA: .1

 

Turfgrass

Turfgrass ShortCUTTS. Significant Pests and Stress of 2016
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - AM Education Sessions [9:00 am - 12:00 noon]

Golf Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 2.25 each
CNLP: 3

BMP Case Studies

NYS BMP Overview
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University

Case Study - Rockville Links Pollinators
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University

Case Study - Soaring Eagles Reducing Environmental Risk of Pest Management
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University

Case Study - Integrating IPM at Top Tier Golf Courses
Rick Slattery, Locust Hill Country Club

Case Study - GlenArbor Water Conservation
Ken Benoit, Jr., CGCS, GlenArbor Golf Club

Case Study - BMPs at Bethpage
Andrew Wilson, Bethpage State Park Golf Course

Use of Constructed Wetlands for Reclamation of Wash Water for the Turf Industry
Mickey Spokas, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Session Wrap Up
Ken Benoit, Jr., CGCS, GlenArbor Golf Club

Sports Turf & Schools

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1.00 each
CNLP: 3
STMA: .3

Irrigation & Water Management

Using Evapotranspiration and Precipitation Rates to Improve Your Turfgrass Stand
Marvin Seaman, SUNY Delhi

Common Irrigation Problems: Solutions That Make a Difference
Joseph Potrikus, CSFM, Greener World Landscape Maintenance, LLC

Water Management and New Irrigation Equipment
Cory Metler, Atlantic Irrigation

Effective Irrigation for Safe Sports Turf
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University

Q&A

Landscape & Grounds Maintenance

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 3.00 each
CNLP: 3
STMA: .3
ISA: 2

Sustainable Landscape IPM Strategies

Bedding Plants and Perennials
Elizabeth Lamb, Ph.D., Cornell University, NYS IPM Program

Planning for Sustainable Pest Management of Trees and Shrubs in 2017 and Beyond
Brian Eshenaur, Cornell University, NYS IPM Program

Turfgrass
Joellen Lampman, Cornell University, NYS IPM Program

 

Hands-on Workshop

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 3.00 each
CNLP: 3
STMA: .3

 

Weed Management

Weed Identification & Control
Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Ph.D., Cornell University

Limit 50 People

 

Hands-on Workshop

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 3.00 each
CNLP: 3
STMA: .3

 

Insect Diagnostics

Turf Insect Diagnostics Workshop
Kyle Wickings, Ph.D., Cornell University, NYSAES

Limit 100 People

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - PM Education Sessions [1:30 - 3:30 pm]

General Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1.50 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

Research Updates

Turf Bowl Awards

Use of Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Controlling Pests in Sod, Golf Turf, and on School Sports Fields
Kyle Wickings, Ph.D., Cornell University, NYSAES

Managing Weeds on School Playing Fields Using Repetitive Overseeding
Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Ph.D., Cornell University

Turf IPM: Pollinators and EIQ
Jennifer Grant, Ph.D., Cornell University, NYS IPM Program

Golf Shoe Type Effect on Putting Surface Performance
Alec Moore, Cornell University, Graduate Student

 

Snow & Ice Management

CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

 

The Importance of Pretreating, Anti-icing, and De-icing
David Cook, Innovative Surface Solutions

 

Landscape & Grounds Maintenance

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1.50 each
CNLP: 2
STMA: .2

ISA: 2

 

Sustainable Landscape Management

Sustainable Landscape Management Strategies
George Reis, New York University

Save Money and Energy with Sustainable Landscape Principles
Laurie Broccolo, Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care