Columbus, Ohio, December 7-10

The Ohio Turfgrass Conference & Show will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The show is sponsored by the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, The Ohio State University, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, Ohio Lawn Care Association, Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association and Ohio Sod Producers Association. For complete show information or to register, visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.

SHOW SCHEDULE

Monday, December 7

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. OSU Pesticide University New Application Technology

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: Maximizing The Efficacy of Pre and Postemergence Annual Grassy Weed Control Through Understanding Modes of Action-Dr. John Street, OSU, Dept. of Hort. & Crop Science
  • 10 – 11 a.m.: New Broadleaf Weed Herbicides: Maximizing Efficacy Through the Use Strategies and Formulations-Dr. Dave Gardner, OSU, Dept. of Hort. & Crop Science
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: New Insecticide Chemistry: Using them Effectively and Minimizing Cost-Dr. David Shetlar, OSU, Dept. of Entomology
  • 1 – 2 p.m.: Turfgrass Fungicides Modes of Action: How You Should Rotate and Mix Chemistries-Joe Rimelspach, OSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology
  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Understanding Plant Growth Regulator Classes and How to Effectively Use Different Modes of Action-Dr. Karl Danneberger, OSU, Dept. of Hort. & Crop Science
  • 3 – 4 p.m.: Pesticide Labels and Laws: Compliance Issues for the Professional Turf Applicator

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Toro University

  • 9 – 10 a.m.: Sprinkler Head Troubleshooting-John Austin, Century Equipment
  • 10 – 11 a.m.: Controller Troubleshooting-Rob Dye, Century Equipment, and Jim Sharp, The Toro Co.
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Pump Station Troubleshooting-John Hudson, Professional Pump
  • 1 – 2 p.m.: GCSAA Winterization Video-Jim Sharp, The Toro Co.
  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Field Troubleshooting-Roby Dye, Century Equipment, and Jim Sharp, The Toro Co.
  • 3 – 4 p.m.: What’s New in Golf Irrigation Technologies-Mick Jones, The Toro Co., and Ryan Miller, Century Equipment

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Golf Workshop: Cutting-Edge Disease Identification, Stress Management and Control StrategiesDr. Bruce Martin, Clemson University

Tuesday, December 8

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration Open

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshops & Seminars

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. OLCA Annual Meeting & Lunch

3 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote & Awards Presentation

  • Keynote Speaker: Creating Opportunities/Seeing What Is/Imaging What Can Be-Dick Durrance II, Former National Geographic Photographer

4:30 – 7 p.m. Welcome Reception (Trade Show Floor)

Wednesday, December 9

6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open

7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast Roundtables

7 – 9 a.m. Breakfast with the USGA

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshops & Seminars

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trade Show Open

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OTF Past Presidents Luncheon

12 – 1:30 p.m. OSPA Annual Meeting & Lunch

12:30 – 1 p.m. OTF Annual Meeting

5 – 7 p.m. Live Auction

7 – 9 p.m. Evening Workshop: Best Management Practices for Turfgrass Using Existing and New Insecticide TechnologyDr. David Shetlar, OSU, Dept. Of Entomology

Thursday, December 10

7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration Open

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Trade Show Open

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Workshops & Seminars

8 – 11 a.m. Mechanics Workshop: Importance of Maintenance TodayGene Klinkman, Jacobsen’s

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. OSTMA Annual Meeting & Lunch

For full show schedule, visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.

Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance Workshops

Tuesday, December 8

8 – 9 a.m. • Lawn & Landscape Management: Ornamental Insect and Mite Update-Dr. David Shetlar, OSU, Dept. of Entomology

8:30 – 10 a.m. • Lawn Care Business Management: Selling Service in a Tight Economy-Bill Hoopes, Grass Roots Training

9 – 10 a.m. • Lawn & Landscape Management: Weed Control and Best Herbicide Management Strategies for Landscape Beds-Dr. Hannah Mathers, OSU, Dept. of Hort. & Crop Science

10 – 11 a.m. • Lawn & Landscape Management: Don’t Waste Fertilizer Dollars-Dr. Chuck Darrah, CLC LABS

10 – 11:30 a.m. • Lawn Care Business Management: How to Market and Sell When Money is Tight-Mark Grunkemeyer, Buckeye Ecocare; Rob Palmer, Weed Pro; and Todd Pugh, Todd’s Enviroscape

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Lawn & Landscape Management: Emerald Ash Borer Update: Are We Winning the Battle?- Dr. Dan Herms, OARDC/OSU, Dept. of Entomology

1 – 2 p.m. • Lawn & Landscape Management: Endopytes: Cultural Practices and Integration into Turfgrass Management Programs-Dr. Doug Richmond, Purdue University, Dept. of Entomology

• Lawn Care Business Management: How Every Manager Can Increase Staff Productivity-Bill Hoopes, Grass Roots Training

2 – 3 p.m. • Lawn & Landscape Management: Practical Pesticide Safety Tips to Protect Your Business or Maintenance Operation-Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology

• Lawn Care Business Management: Practical Pesticide Safety Tips to Protect Your Business or Maintenance Operation-Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology

Wednesday, December 9

8 – 9 a.m. • Environmental Issues: Rules and New Regulations for Using Urban IPM-Dr. David Shetlar, OSU, Dept. of Entomology

  • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Perimeter Pest Control Programs-Barb Bloetscher, OSU, Dept. of Entomology

8 – 10 a.m. • Lawn & Grounds Business Management: Smart Managers Delegate and Win-Bill Hoopes, Grass Roots Training

9 – 10 a.m. • Environmental Issues: Environmental Fate of Pesticides and Fertilizers: Fact Versus Fiction-Dr. Dave Gardner, OSU, Dept. of Hort. & Crop Science

  • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Weed Control Programs for Seeding and Seedling Establishment-Dr. Jeff Borger, Penn State University, Dept. of Crop & Soil Science

10 – 11 a.m. • Environmental Issues: The Benefits that Pesticides Promote: A Story Worth Telling-Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology

  • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Developing Effective and Cost-Efficient Weed Control Programming-Dr. Jeff Borger, Penn State University, Dept. of Crop & Soil Science

1 – 2 p.m. • Environmental Issues: Carbon Sequestration: The New Environmental Measuring Stick-Gina Zirkel, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

1 – 3 p.m. • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Systemic Insecticides Technology for Tree Care-Dr. Dan Herms, OARDC/OSU, Dept. of Entomology

2- 3 p.m. • Environmental Issues: Unintended Consequences of Low to No Phosphorus and Potassium Programs-Dr. Chuck Darrah, CLC Labs

3 – 4 p.m. • Environmental Issues: Rain Gardens and Other Landscape Conservation Techniques-Dave Dyke, OSU Extension, Hamilton County

  • Lawn & Landscape Management: What Does Green Really Mean to the Turfgrass Industry-Dr. Fred Witford, Purdue University, Dept. of Botany & Plant Pathology

4 – 5 p.m. • Environmental Issues: Developing an Effective Organic Lawn Care Program-Dr. Parwinder Grewal, OARDC/OSU, Dept. of Entomology

  • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Industrial Weed Control-Randy Zondag, OSU, Lake Co. Ext. Office

Thursday, December 10

8 – 9 a.m. • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Lawn Weed Management With and Without Herbicides: Facts & Fiction-Dr. Dave Gardner, OSU, Dept. of Hort. & Crop Science

8 – 11 a.m. • Ornamental Pest/Plant Health: Part I: Which Pests Matter in the Green Industry Business and Plant Health Care Program Strategies-Joe Boggs, OSU Extension, Hamilton County; Jim Chatfield, OSU Extension, Northeast District; and Erik Draper, OSU Extension, Geauga County

9 – 10 a.m. • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Do’s and Don’ts of Mechanized Equipment for Pesticide and Fertilizer Applications-Greg Pavlovcic and Ron Rados, Weed Pro

10 – 11 a.m. • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Perimeter Pest Control: Does it Fit in Your Operation? The Future of IPM in Ohio-Cameron Renn, Univar

1 – 3 p.m. • Ornamental Pest/Plant Health: Part II: Which Pests Matter in the Green Industry and Plant Health Care Program Strategies-Joe Boggs, OSU Extension, Hamilton County; Jim Chatfield, OSU Extension, Northeast District; and Erik Draper, OSU Extension, Geauga County

1 – 2 p.m. • Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Dealing with the Recession: Adjustments You Can Make to Save Your Clients and Your Business-Mark Grunkemeyer, Buckeye Ceocare

2 – 3 p.m. • Handling the Service Call-Mark Grunkemeyer, Buckeye Ecocare, and Rob Palmer, Weed Pro

For a complete list of workshops, visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.