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The New York State Turfgrass Association will provide you with the Tools You Need to Succeed at this year’s Turf & Grounds Exposition! Make sure this premier green industry show is on your calendar!

Join us for two keynote addresses and NYSTA awards on Wednesday morning! This year, we’ve invited Mike Huck of Irrigation & Turfgrass Services to discuss “The Water Puzzle: It May Take More than Conservation to Survive Drought” and Dr. Arthur DeGaetano from Cornell University to present “Change is in the Air: Turf Management in a Changing Climate.”

Also, back by popular demand! 3 hands-on workshops will be offered.
Turf Disease Diagnostics with Dr. Alex Ellram, SUNY Cobleskill
Weed ID and Control with Dr. Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Cornell University
Turf Insect Diagnostics with Dr. Kyle Wickings, Cornell University, NYSAES

We look forward to seeing you in Rochester!

 
Bill Deacon is going into his 11th season with the New York Mets as Director of Landscaping and Field Operations. Bill will present how to effectively manage a natural grass sports field, and how this can be done on a limited budget. He will also discuss the pros and cons of natural turf selection.
Claudia West is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, working with the development of stable, layered planting designs and the desire to bring American native plants back into our landscape. In her presentation, Claudia will focus on Designing Stunning Plantings that Stand the Test of Time.
Adam Moeller is the new Director of Green Section Education for the United States Golf Association. Adam will discuss how to Irrigate for Turf Health and Playability; Not Color. He will outline the key strategies to reducing water use on the golf course including grass selection, soil management and irrigation technology.
Bruce Jump, WinField’s Strategic Partner Lead and Insight Tool Inventor, draws on more than 30 years of experience with Land O’Lakes to help businesses make smart seed buying decisions. Bruce’s presentation will introduce a product he is responsible for developing and inventing, the first patented and searchable turfgrass database, the Turf Tech Tool.
Laurie Broccolo, CEO of Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care, will show you how to expand business opportunities and save money with environmental landscape design and maintenance.