DR. JIM BROSNAN is an Associate Professor at The University of Tennessee (UT) and Director of the UT Weed Diagnostics Center. He received an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with both a B.S. and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Brosnan’s research focuses on strategies for controlling unique and problematic weeds of turfgrass systems, particularly phenotypes with resistance to herbicides. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and has been recognized by the Crop Science Society of America, as well as both the Northeastern and Southern Weed Science Societies for his work. Dr. Brosnan’s extension programs aim to provide education and diagnostic support to Tennessee’s $5.8 billion turfgrass industry.


41st Annual Turf and Landscape Short Course

Featured Speakers and Program

DR. CALE BIGELOW is a Professor at Purdue University specializing in Turf Science and Ecology and is part of the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department. He is heavily involved in undergraduate instruction and advising. His applied research program is focused on urban sustainability issues. This involves the evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars for the region, studying nutrient management and soil related problems in fine turf areas, management programs utilizing plant growth regulators for recreational turf areas and more recently has been focused on urban water use, acute drought events and best management practices to conserve water.


DR. DAVID MCCALL is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech, in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science. He currently serves in the role of Turfgrass Pathologist and as an agronomic remote sensing specialist. His research program currently focuses on a) remote sensing with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to monitor disease epidemics and water inefficiencies, b) field radiometry for improving biological and environmental stress detection, c) novel strategies to reduce pesticide inputs, and d) fungicide performance, efficacy, and ancillary benefits. Extension responsibilities include disseminating information on the latest strategies to suppress diseases of turfgrasses grown for sod, commercial and residential lawns, and recreational facilities, such as golf courses and athletic fields.



GOLF

LAWN & LANDSCAPE

8:50-9:40

What we saw around the region in 2017 - Zach Nicoludis (USGA)

Rehabbing troubled turf - Zac Reicher (Bayer)

9:40-10:30

Summer stress relief for you and your putting greens - Zac Reicher (Bayer)

Management matters: fertilization, pruning, & protection of trees and shrubs - Bill Fountain (UK)

10:30-10:50

BREAK–VISIT THE TRADE SHOW

10:50-11:40

Developing a nutrition program - Jeff Beasley (LSU)

Choosing the best cultivars for a sustainable lawn - Cale Bigelow (Purdue)

11:40-1:10

LUNCH–ON YOUR OWN

1:10-2:00

The latest on Poa control - Cale Bigelow (Purdue)

Developing a nutrition program - Jeff Beasley (LSU)

2:00-2:50

Building blocks of herbicides and difficult to control weeds - Shane Barney (Nufarm)

2:50-3:10

BREAK–VISIT THE TRADE SHOW

3:10-4:00

Building blocks of herbicides and difficult to control weeds - Shane Barney (Nufarm)

Turf IPM: applied practices - Andy Rideout (UK)

Wednesday, February 21st

Thursday, February 22nd

Tuesday, February 20th

KDA Pesticide Test Training


GOLF

LAWN & LANDSCAPE

SPORTS TURF

8:50-9:40

Herbicide resistance update - Jim Brosnan (UT)

Flower bed maintenance and common pests to keep an eye on - Mindy Money (BASF)

Managing spring dead spot on bermudagrass fields - David McCall (VT)

9:40-10:30

Combining bermudagrass and KY bluegrass on golf fairways - Brad Nevitt (ATS)

Getting the most out of fungicides - David McCall (VT)

Understanding surface related injuries - Jim Brosnan (UT)

10:30-10:50

BREAK–VISIT THE TRADE SHOW

10:50-11:40

Site specific management - David McCall (VT)

#WeedWatch 2018 - what to watch for in weed control this year - Jim Brosnan (UT)

Field renovation on a budget - Eric Harshman (Berea College)

11:40-1:10

LUNCH–ON YOUR OWN

1:10-2:00

Advancements in turfgrass technology - Austin Lanzarone (DLF Pickseed)

Recent All-American selections for season-long color - Rick Durham (UK)

Top 10 insect pests in sports turf in 2018 - Carl Redmond (UK)

2:00-2:50

Preparing for the job - John Ballard (U of L Golf Course)

Top 10 landscape pests for 2018 (and how to deal with them) - Carl Redmond (UK)

Panel: Infield Maintenance - Andrew Bird (Etown Parks & Rec), Tom Nielsen (Louisville Bats),

2:50-3:10

BREAK–VISIT THE TRADE SHOW

3:10-4:00

What’s new in growth regulation for golf turf? - Jeff Atkinson (SePro)

Attracting pollinators to the landscape - Jessica Sayre (UK)

KYSTMA business meeting - Kirk Dolan (Metro Parks)

8:00-9:00:   

9:00-noon:     

Noon-1:00:  

1:00-2:00:  

2:00-3:00:      

3:00-3:15:      

3:30:         

DR. JEFFREY BEASLEY is an Associate Professor in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences at Louisiana State University.  His duties include teaching, research, and extension in turfgrass management.  His interests involve nutrient management, turfgrass establishment, cultural practices, and PGR use.  Jeffrey, along with colleagues at LSU and Mississippi State University, have recently completed a nutrient best management practices manual for golf courses throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.


On-site registration and check-in

Pesticides, PPE, calibration, T & O insects and control

Lunch on your own  

T & O Diseases

Weed ID and control

Review of Laws and Regulations  

Pesticide exam

           


Blake Newton


Julie Beale

Gregg Munshaw

KY Dept of Ag