Turfgrass Institute

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaExperts from across the Southeast will share their knowledge Dec.6-7 during the annual Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show at theGwinnett Civic and Cultural Center in Duluth, Ga.”This year’s show includes many educational opportunitiesfeaturing some of the industry’s top speakers,” said BenjieBrumbleloe, president of the Georgia Turfgrass Association. “Theindustry’s leading companies will also be on hand at the tradeshow.” Numerous sponsorsGTA presents the institute in cooperation with UGA and theGeorgia Irrigation Association, Georgia Professional GolfersAssociation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, GeorgiaSod Producers Association, Georgia Water Wise Council, NorthGeorgia Landscape and Turf Association, Professional Lawn CareAssociation of America, Sports Turf Managers Association and U.S.Golf Association Green Section. Numerous speakersThe following University of Georgia scientists will share thelatest turfmanagement research findings:* Jean Williams-Woodward will speak on managing new pests inSouthern landscapes.* Tim Murphy and Mark Czarnota will discuss weed management inturf and ornamentals.* Bob Carrow will talk on cultivation and topdressing practicesand on managing turfgrass in shaded areas.* Rose Mary Seymour will discuss changes to storm-watermanagement requirements.* Gil Landry will cover transitioning overseeded grasses.* And Clint Waltz will lead a session geared to helpingprofessional landscapers handle unhappy customers.Scientists from the universities of Tennessee and Florida willshare their expertise, too.The first afternoon will offer a choice of concurrent sessions inlandscape, golf or sports and commercial turf. Each track willinclude four topics focused in that area.The institute includes a trade show with exhibits from more than50 turf-related companies and associations and silent auctionseach day. The trade show will also include appearances by theAtlanta Falcon Cheerleaders.The cost to attend both days is $180 ($130 for GTA members).After Nov. 18, it’s $230 ($180 GTA) for both days. One-day feesare $140 ($90 GTA), or $190 ($140 GTA) after Nov. 18. The fee forthe trade show and luncheon only, for either day, is $20 ($15GTA) or $25 ($20 GTA) after Nov. 18.For more on the Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show, or to signup, call (800) 687-6949, or e-mail the GTA office atgta@turfgrass.org.last_img