Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Golf Course Workshop

9:00 am - 10:00 am
MLSN Guidelines
Ben Pease, Iowa State University

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Trees vs. Turf: the Age Old Battle
Dr. Jeff Iles, Iowa State University
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University


11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Turf Management Changes in My Career
Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Golf as Natural Capital
Dr. Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Surviving Millennials in the Workforce
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State University

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Monarch Tracking
Kelsey Fisher, Iowa State University
Dr. Steven Bradbury, Iowa State University

Lawn & Landscape Workshop

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Irrigation Scheduling
Neric Smith, Indian Hills Community College

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Surviving Millennials in the Workforce
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State University

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sustainable Turfgrass Systems
Dr. Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Tree Update
Dr. Jeff Iles, Iowa State University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Future of IPLCA is Here
Randy Robinson, IPLCA

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Monarch Tracking
Kelsey Fisher, Iowa State University
Dr. Steven Bradbury, Iowa State University


3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Maximizing Mower Efficiency
Troy Carson, The Toro Company

Sports Turf Workshop

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sports Turf Research at Iowa State
Dr. Adam Thoms, Iowa State University
Tim Dalsgaard, Iowa State University
Ryan May, Iowa State University


10:15 am - 11:00 am
Athletic Director and Turf Manager Panel
Lee Van Meeteren, City of Sioux Center
Sioux Center Community School


11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Surviving Millennials in the Workforce
Tim Van Loo, CSFM, Iowa State University

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
TBD
Ben Pease, Iowa State University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Natural and Synthetic Sports Surface Testing
Troy Carson, The Toro Company

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Management Practices to Reduce Offsite Movement of Nutrients & Pesticides from Landscapes
Dr. Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Sports Turf Irrigation
Lynda Wightman, Hunter Industries
Steven Lindner, Hunter Industries

Turfgrass Management Workshop

9:00 am - 10:00 am
See the Big Picture
Dr. Nick Christians, Iowa State University

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Explaining MLSN Guidelines
TBD

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Get the Right Fertility Programs for You
Isaac Mertz, Iowa State University

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Using Cultural Practices for Disease Control
Austin Fischer, Kirkwood Community College

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Irrigation Scheduling
Neric Smith, Indian Hills Community College

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Maximizing Mower Efficiency
Troy Carson, The Toro Company

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Disease Lab Update
Dr. Laura Jesse-Iles, Iowa State University
Dr. Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca, Iowa State

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

TBD
Ben Pease, Iowa State University

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TBD
Dr. Nick Christians, 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

Parks & Grounds Session

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
TBD
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

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
TBD
Dr. Douglas Karcher, University of Arkansas

    
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