Join the Alabama Turfgrass Association all across Alabama this winter for our popular Road Show Seminars. We are offering six educational sessions on the most current topics in Turfgrass management by the industry’s top researchers and professors. Plus, you will be able to earn pesticide certification points as well as other CEUs. There is sure to be a seminar near you, we’ll be in Auburn, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Loxley and Montgomery. Register today and we’ll see you on the road!
Suppliers, we will also offer an opportunity to showcase your company and products at the Road Show seminars. Tabletop exhibits will be available at each seminar, however space is limited. We will take requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. These sponsorships are $150 per seminar and will include a table, two chairs, two nametags and lunch.
While the weather allows, we encourage you to bring your entire crew for an economical, full-day of education on the most common turfgrass topics. Complete your registration form and mail it to the ATA office today! Registration includes the educational sessions, handouts, breaks and lunch. We look forward to seeing you on the Road!
ATA Road Show Schedule:
8:00 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM STRANGE PROBLEMS YOU’VE SEEN LATELYThis session will discuss the turf problems that have arose in across the state over the last year including weeds less known, diseases and insects and how to control, prevent and identify them. – Dave Han, PhD, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System
10:00 AM GROWING A BUSINESS IN THE GREEN INDUSTRY Running a company in the green industry has many components that are essential to a successful business. This session will discuss these components including: communicating with customers, record keeping, insurance and liability requirements and safety programs (from pesticides to driving). – John Nabors, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
11:00 AM TOP 10 WEEDS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HADThis session will identify weeds found in southern lawns, even the lesser known weeds, and discuss control methods and prevention. – Scott Wanzor, PBI/Gordon
12:00 PM LUNCH (included) – sponsored by PBI/Gordon
1:00 pm GO WITH THE FLOW- A LOOK AT WATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICESThis session will provide an overview of landscaping practices that benefit vegetation, improve soil health, and protect local water resources. Attendees will learn about consequences of nutrient enrichment in surface and groundwater, strategies to increase stormwater infiltration, and case studies of successful projects. – Eve Brantley, PhD, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Rhonda Britton, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Mark Berte, Alabama Coastal Foundation
2:00 PM MEASURING LIQUID vs. DRY FORMULATIONS: MAKING YOUR APPLICATIONS COUNTThis presentation will cover the measuring differences between liquid and dry chemical applications for the most efficient application for turfgrass management. – Sonja Thomas, PhD, Alabama Cooperative Extension System