LAWN & LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP

Ingall’s Center  *  March 13, 2019

 

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The ATA is gearing up for our Series of Road Shows after the first of the year. We have a great speaker line-up in 2019. Our program is as follows:

2019 ATA Road Show Schedule:

Loxley ● January 16
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Montgomery ● January 23
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Huntsville ● February 13
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Dothan ● February 20
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Birmingham ● February 27
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 2019 Road Show Program

   8:00 AM             Registration

   9:00 AM             Weed Management Issues In Southern Grasses – A look at problem weeds and chemistry for controlling them. – Jim Harris, Auburn University

 10:00 AM             Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation and Water Conservation –Basic irrigation topics will cover maintenance and design of residential, commercial, sports field and golf course systems. Water conservation techniques will also be discussed. – Adam Boyd, Auburn University

11:00 AM             Identification of Turfgrass Insects: Yes It Matters! –Identification of the pest is one of the pillars of integrated pest management.  In this session, participants will learn how to identify the damaging life stages of common insects associated with turfgrass, their biology and management.  We have very effective insecticides available now for insect control in turfgrass but the correct timing of those applications begins with proper identification. – Speaker: David Held, Ph.D., Auburn University

 12:00 PM             Lunch (included with registration) – sponsored by PBI/Gordon      

 1:00 pm               Turfgrass Troubleshooting – Identifying Common Turfgrass Diseases – Learn how to identify and manage common disease problems in residential and commercial turf. -Jim Jacobi, Ph.D., Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist

2:00 PM               Sprayer Calibration for Turfgrass Applications

Calibrating a sprayer accurately ensures that you are applying the correct rate of fertilizer or chemical.  This is critical in most aspects of turfgrass management.  Many pesticides and liquid fertilizers are expensive and applying too much can make them unprofitable to use.  Over-applying also risks damaging the turf and/or nearby desirable plants and causing runoff into nearby streams and lakes.  Applying too little can result in not obtaining the desired result in terms of turf grass growth or pest control and, with pesticides, can even encourage resistance.  They key to using a sprayer successfully is knowing that you are applying the right rate of product to the turf. – Dave Han, Ph.D., Auburn University

   3:00 pm             Adjournment—Pesticide and CEU Sign-ups: (Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi Pesticide points, Certified Crop Advisor, GCSAA)

 *  Presentation order and speakers are subject to change depending on location.

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