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2019 Fall Meeting

November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm


The OGCSA hopes you will plan to attend the 2019 Fall Meeting as host Superintendent, Steven Beyer and Illahe Hills Country Club welcome us to their beautiful club. We are excited to announce that Micah Woods, Ph.D. will be joining us as our featured speaker.

Micah Woods, Ph.D., is the founder and chief scientist of the Asian Turfgrass Center. Since graduating from Oregon State University in 1998, Micah has been traveling extensively, collecting data, and advising turfgrass managers across Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe. From 2001 to 2005, he was in New York to study with Frank Rossi at Cornell University. The broad scope of his research on grasses around the world led to his collaboration with scientists from PACE Turf to create the MLSN guidelines which are applicable to turf in all climate zones, or as he says, “any grass, anywhere.” You can read more about Micah’s unique take on tending turfgrass in his book, A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping, as well as on his website, www.asianturfgrass.com.


At this meeting we will also be presenting USGA Agronomist, Larry Gilhuly with the Dick Malpass Distinguished Service Award. Gilhuly received this award this past spring at the Annual meeting, but was unable to attend and accept it personally. On November 6th Larry be in the flesh to accept his award. After 36 years with the USGA Greens Section, Larry is set to retire this September. Larry has been a longtime friend, supporter and advocate of the OGCSA and its members. We hope you can attend to help us honor him for his service.

Along with Dr. Micah Woods, also in attendance will be Mr. Steve Gould from Bayer Environmental Science. There has been a great deal of conversation this past year about the chemical Roundup (Glyphosate). Mr. Gould has over 20 years experience working with Roundup and will speak on how to address pubic concerns that you may encounter as turf and landscape managers.


7:30-8:00 – Check-in, Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10  – Welcome
8:10 – 10:00 –  Micah Woods, Ph.D., chief scientist of the Asian Turfgrass Center

  • Turf Around the World
  • Soils conditions for the best turf today
  • Bah, Humbug                            

10:00– 10:20 – Break
10:20 – 12:00  – Steve Gould, Bayer Environmental Science

  • Roundup – Fact vs Fiction

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00  – 1:20 – Dick Malpass Distinguished Service Award Presentation

1:20 – 3:00 –  Micah Woods, Ph.D., chief scientist of the Asian Turfgrass Center – Continue



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November 6, 2019
7:30 am - 3:00 pm


Illahe Hills Country Club
3376 Country Club Dr. S
Salem, 97302 United States
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