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2015 Program Schedule


Speaker Program for OTS 2015
IPM CEC’s bolded

 

Wednesday, February 18

W1 8:30-8:45  Welcoming remarks and GTI update Steve Fleischauer, Opening Learning and Educational Support, University of Guelph and Rob Witherspoon, Guelph Turfgrass Institute

W2 8:45 – 9:15  PAN AM Hamilton – The new Tim Horton’s Field Coralee Secore and Rob Gatto, City of Hamilton

W3 9:15 – 10:00 Everything I know about nitrogen fertilization, Dr. Max Schlossberg, Penn State University IPM CEC 0.56

10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break

W4 10:30 – 11:00 The potential for bacterial endophytes for disease and weed management in turf, Dr. Manish Raizada, University of Guelph IPM CEC 0.5

W5 11:00 – 12:00 Progress in the past 20 years on breeding cool-season turfgrass for low maintainence turf, Dr. Bill Meyer, Rutgers University  IPM CEC 0.5

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break

Sports Turf/ORFA

W6 1:30 – 2:30 The pros and cons of using tall fescue for sports fields, Dr. Bill Meyer, Rutgers University  IPM CEC 0.5

W7 2:30 – 3:30 Soil texture 101, David Smith, DCS Agronomics Services IPM CEC 0.5

Lawn Care

W8 1:30 – 2:30 Lawn Diseases:  Let’s Talk about them, Dr. Tom Hsiang, University of Guelph  IPM CEC 1.0

W9 2:30 – 3:30 The green, green grass of the home lawn: Pests and progress in 2014, Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre IPM CEC 1.0

Golf

W10 1:30 – 2:15 Using elemental sulfur to lower/optimize rootzone pH of putting greens, Dr. Max Schlossberg, Penn State University  IPM CEC 0.75

W11 2:15 – 3:00 Getting to the root of the problem:  Root diseases on golf course tur, Dr. Katerina Jordan, University of Guelph  IPM CEC 0.75

W12 3:00 – 3:30  Dollar spot sensitivity to DMI fungicides 20 years after first use in Canada, Anne-Miet Van Den Nieuwelaar, University of Guelph  IPM CEC 0.5

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19

Sports Turf / ORFA

T1 9:00-10:00  Tales from the darkside of turf, Gord Dol, Dol Turf and David Smith, DCS Agronomics Services

T2  10:00 – 10:30 Interesting case studies in sports turf management, Dr. Max Schlossberg, Penn State University

10:30 – 11:00  Morning Break

T3  11:00 – 12:00  Overseeding strategies for success:  A comprehensive review of overseeding and a look into the wear tolerance of stoloniferous perennial ryegrasses, Katie Dodson, Olds College  IPM CEC 1.0

Lawn Care

T4  9:00 – 9:45  How to deal with a new subdivision law, Sean Jordan, Technical Agrologist  IPM CEC 0.75

T5  9:45 – 10:30  Bacterial endophytes for the control of dandelions, Dylan Harding, University of Guelph  IPM CEC 0.75

10:30 – 11:00  Morning Break

T6  11:00 – 12:00  Total lawn renovation panel:  Seeding, hydroseeding and sodding, Gavin Dawson, TruGreen and Peter Etherington, Fibramulch and Tom Brayford, Brayford Sod  IPM CEC 0.5

Golf

T7  9:00 – 10:00  Cultural practices to prevent winter injury, Dr. Kevin Frank, Michigan State University  IPM CEC 0.5

T8  10:00 – 10:30  Plant-parasitic nematodes in managed turfgrass throughout Canada, Taylor Wallace, University of Guelph  IPM CEC 0.5

10:30 – 11:00  Morning Break

T9  11:00 – 12:00  Best practices for annual bluegrass weevil management, Dr. Dan Peck, Grass Systems Entomology  IPM CEC 1.0

Sod Growers

T10  9:00 – 10:00 Performance of Kentucky bluegrass varieties at low maintainence, Dr. Bill Meyer,  Rutgers University  IPM CEC 0.5

T11  10:00 – 10:30  Have a safe day,  Michael Cook, Ministry of Labour

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break

T12  11:00 – 12:00  Fate of nitrogen in sod production, Dr. Kevin Frank,  Michigan State University  IPM CEC 0.5

General Sessions  1:30 – 3:00

T13  Writing fertilizer, soil and seed tender for purchasing,  Dr. Eric Lyons, University of Guelph

T14  The turf diagnostic process and turf ID,  Dr. Katerina Jordan and Dr. Ken Carey, University of Guelph  IPM CEC 1.5

T15  Recovery from winter injury:  A panel discussion, Dean Baker, Burlington Golf and Country Club, Dave Kuypers, Syngenta Canada and Keith Bartlett, St. Georges Golf and Country Club  IPM CEC  0.75


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