Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Golf Course Workshop

9:00 am - 9:45 am
MLSN Guidelines
Ben Pease, Iowa State University

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Trees vs. Turf: the Age Old Battle
Dr. Jeff Iles, Iowa State University
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University


11:00 am - 11:45 am
Turf Management Changes in My Career
Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Golf as Natural Capital
Dr. Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Branched Chain Amino Acids on Bentgrass
Isaac Mertz, Iowa State University


3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Surviving Millennials in the Workforce
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State University

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Iowa Monarch Conservation & Movement Ecology
Kelsey Fisher, Iowa State University
Dr. Steven Bradbury, Iowa State University

Lawn & Landscape Workshop

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Iowa Shade Tree Update
Dr. Jeff Iles, Iowa State University

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Surviving Millennials in the Workforce
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State University

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Sustainable Turfgrass Systems
Dr. Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Irrigation Scheduling
Neric Smith, Indian Hills Community College

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Future of IPLCA is Here
Randy Robinson, IPLCA

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Iowa Monarch Conservation & Movement Ecology
Kelsey Fisher, Iowa State University
Dr. Steven Bradbury, Iowa State University


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Maximizing Mower Efficiency
Troy Carson, The Toro Company

Sports Turf Workshop

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Sports Turf Research at Iowa State
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Athletic Director and Turf Manager Panel
Lee Van Meeteren, City of Sioux Center

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Surviving Millennials in the Workforce
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State University

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Natural and Synthetic Sports Surface Testing
Troy Carson, The Toro Company

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Using Wetting Agents to Increase Safety & Input Efficiency
Ben Pease, Iowa State University

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Management Practices to Reduce Offsite Movement of Nutrients & Pesticides from Landscapes
Dr. Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sports Turf Irrigation
Lynda Wightman, Hunter Industries

Turfgrass Management Workshop

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Turfgrass Variety and Species Selection
Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University

10:00 am - 10:45 am
MLSN Guidelines
Douglas Miller, Hawkeye Community College

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Get the Right Fertility Programs for You
Isaac Mertz, Iowa State University

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Using Cultural Practices for Disease Control
Austin Fischer, Kirkwood Community College

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Irrigation Scheduling
Neric Smith, Indian Hills Community College

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Maximizing Mower Efficiency
Troy Carson, The Toro Company

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Could your turf decline be due to nematodes?
Dr. Laura Jesse-Iles, Iowa State University

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

General Session / Keynote Address

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Awards & Scholarship Presentation
Troy McQuillen, Kirkwood Community College

9:45 am - 10:00 am
New Product Showcase
Trade Show Vendors

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fundamism is F.U.N.
Paul Long

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trade Show Grand Opening
Bishop Ballroom

Golf Course Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Iowa GCSA Annual Meeting
Patrick Wynja, President

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Golf Round Table
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
High Performance Putting Surface Management
Dr. Frank Rossi, Cornell University

Lawn & Landscape Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Planting and Fertilizing Study Update
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

New Products, New Herbicides
Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Too Much Improvement Too Fast
Ben Pease, Iowa State University

Parks & Grounds Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Ants and Wasps and Grubs, Oh My!
Dr. Donald Lewis, Iowa State University

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Alternative to Chemical Weed Control
Dr. Frank Rossi, Cornell University

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pest Control and Safety of Playing Surfaces
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University

Sports Turf Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Sports Turf Without Pesticides
Dr. Frank Rossi, Cornell University

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
State of the Sod Industry
Karen Cooper, Turfgrass Producers International

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ISTMA Annual Meeting
Elliott Josephson, President

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trade Show Open

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Industry Reception
Skinner Ballroom

Thursday, January 25, 2018

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Trade Show Open
Bishop Ballroom

Turfgrass Session 1

9:30 am - 10:15 am
Localized Dry Spot Work
Dr. Douglas Karcher, University of Arkansas

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Solheim Cup Recap
Rick Tegtmeier, CGCS, MG, Des Moines Golf & CC

Turfgrass Session 2

9:30 am - 10:15 am
State of the Sod Industry
Karen Cooper, Turfgrass Producers International

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Gizmos and Gadgets for the Turf Manager
Dr. Douglas Karcher, University of Arkansas

    
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