Dr. Frank Wong of Bayer Environmental Science and Paul Robertson, the superintendent at Victoria Golf Club, are all set with their presentations for the 71st edition of the annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association, set for Oct. 1-3 at Suncadia Resort in the mountains of Central Washington.
Dr. Wong will give a presentation on “Protecting Pollinators in Managed Turf: Best Management Practices and Pesticide Stewardship” on Monday morning, then give a talk Tuesday titled: “Rapid Turfgrass Disease Identification: Using Signs, Symptoms and Weather to Figure Out What’s Gone Wrong.”
Robertson is gaining fame for the innovations he’s put to use on his course in the capital city of British Columbia. His Monday talk will be, “Drones and Robots – Leverage Your Time,” and on Tuesday, his talk will be, “Turf Metrics and Management on the Wet Coast.”
A complete schedule of the conference, along with registration information and sponsorship opportunities, is available by visiting www.nwturfgrass.net.
The traditional portion of the conference is all set while we’re still putting the finishing touches on the new Sports Turf Track of the conference schedule. Dr. Alec Kowalewski from Oregon State University and other leading researchers from the Northwest also will be sharing their latest projects.
The $690 registration rate is based on double occupancy. If you don’t have someone in mind to be your roommate, go ahead and fill out the registration form and Paul Ramsdell, the executive director of the NTA, will help set up your lodging arrangements.
Any questions on the conference or on sponsorship can be directed to Paul Ramsdell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-219-8360.