March 3-6, Providence, R.I.

Trade Show Hours

Tuesday, March 4 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. with reception

Wednesday, March 5 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (4 p.m. Live Auction)

Thursday, March 6 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Seminars of the N.E. Regional Turfgrass Conference & Show

1. Managing Turfgrass Root Systems in the North
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Keith Karnok, University of Georgia

2. Computer Training-PowerPoint 2003
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructors: New Horizons Computer Learning Center

3. Insects of New England
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructors: Dr. Pat Vittum (UMass), Dr. Steve Alm (URI), Dr. Stanley Swier (UNH), Dr. Albrecht Koppenhoffer (Penn State)  

4. Financial Skills for the Superintendent
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Instructor: Cleve Cleveland, CGCS

5. Computer Training-MS Excel 2003
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Instructors: New Horizons Computer Learning Center

6. USGA Intermediate Rules of Golf
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Instructor: Jeff Hall, USGA

7. Golf Course Energy Conservation and Pollution Prevention Opportunities
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Instructors: Joseph McCleary, CGCS of Saddle Rock Golf Course, Colorado; and Caitlin Rood, Tetra Tech EM, Inc., Denver, Colo.

Note: Recertification credits for pesticide applicators are available for all New England States. New York and New Jersey credits have been applied for and will be available for seminars 1 and 3.

Keynote Speaker/Receptions

Tuesday, March 4
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker Ballroom A
4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception Trade Show Floor

Wednesday, March 5
4 – 5 p.m. Live Auction Trade Show Floor
5 – 6:30 p.m. Conference Reception Trade Show Floor

Exhibitor List

Company Name Booth Number
A.A. Will Materials Corp. 424
Advan LLC 301
Agresource, Inc. 731
Allens Seed Store, Inc. 203-205
Alumni Turf Group (ATG) L12
Andersons Technologies, Inc. 905
Aquatrols Corp. of America 909,910
Arysta Life Science 406,407
Atlantic Rubber Products, Inc. 631
Automatic Pump Co. 636
Barenbrug USA 425,426
Bartlett Resources, Inc. 303
BASF Corp. 729
Bayer Environmental Science 900
Becker Underwood, Inc. 329
Bell Laboratories 827
BioSafe Systems 312
BISCO/Rainbird 913
Boart Longyear/D.L. Maher Div. 730
Carbtrol Corp./Plantstar 830
Cardinals, Inc., The 707
Carroll Childers Co. 330
Central Nurseries 528
Championship Turf Services/SISIS 334-337
Chas. C. Hart Seed Co., The 506,507
Cleary Chemical 703
Club Car Carryall 213
Cockadoodle Doo 202
Connecticut Association of Golf Course Supt. L3
Country Club Enterprises/E-Z Go 218
DAF Services, Inc. 606
DGM Systems LLC 232,233
Eastman Industries 404
Emerald Isle/Milliken 831
ESD Waste2Water, Inc. 623
First Products 402,403
Floratine Products Group/Turf Enhancement 627
Foster Materials, Inc. 201
Four Seasons Signs 512
Franklin Paint Co., Inc. 200
From Tee To Green, Ltd. 805
GCSAA L7
Gold Star Tree & Turf Farm, LLC 400
Golf Course Managers Assoc. of Cape Cod L5
Golf Course Superintendents Assoc. of N.E. L6
Golf Irrigation Services, Inc. 608,609
GPS New England Mapping Services 610
Green Solutions LLC 429
GreenJacket 702
GreenOne Ind. 408,409
Grigg Brothers 508
HARCO Fittings 629
Harper Industries 234,235
Harrell’s Turf Specialty 800
Helena Chemical Co. 809
Holliston Sand Co., Inc. 625,626
Hoverdry, Inc. 628
ITT Flowtronex 304,305
John Deere/R.F. Morse, Inc. 106
Ken Jones, Inc. 728
Kincaid, Inc. 808
Larchmont Engineering & Irrigation, Inc. 725
Lazaro’s Golf Course Supp. & Access. 732
Lebanon Turf Products 226, 311
Liquid Fence 806
MALCP L1
Nature Safe Natural & Organic Fertilizers 727
New England Golf Cars/MTS Associates 1101
New England Lawn & Golf 509-511
New England Organics 712
New England Sports Turf Managers Assoc. L2
New England Turf, Inc. 700,701
NITCO 616
Norfolk Power Equipment 613
Northeast Golf Company 237
Northeast Stihl 8-10
Northern Nurseries, Inc. 324 & 413
Northern Tree Service, Inc. 633
Novozymes Biologicals—Roots Plant Care 331
Nutramax Agriculture, Inc. 811
Nutrients Plus, LLC 825,826
On-Course Golf 821
OptimizeGolf 527
Par Aide Products Co. 624
Partac/Beam Clay 832
Phoenix Environmental Care 713
Plant Food Co., Inc. 911
Pride’s Corner Farm 829
Progressive Equip./S.V. Moffett Co. 906-908
R.C. Porter Enterprises 717
Radio Systems 630
Range Servant America 225
Read Custom Soils 634,635
Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Assoc. L8
RIGCSA L4
S.V. Moffett Co. 1003
Salsco, Inc. 132,133
Sandmat (WNI) 300
Schreiner Golf, Inc. 637
SePRO Corp. 236
Shemin Nurseries, Inc. 704
Smithco Inc. 903
SODCO, Inc. 705
Sonic Solutions 526
Standard Golf Company 708
Steven Willand, Inc. 1003
SUNY Cobleskill 134
Sustane Natural Fertilizer 427
SynaTek 529
Syngenta Co. 525, 612
T.J. Ogden Co., Inc. 414
TAS Industries, Inc. 430
The Scotts Company 611
Tom Irwin, Inc. 813
Tree Ark 714
Tuckahoe Turf Farms, Inc. 431
Turf Magazine, Moose River Publishing 137
Turf Products Corp. 600
Turf Tech of New England, Inc. 428
Turflinks, Inc. 931
UAP Professional Products 513,514
University of Connecticut L11
University of Massachusetts L10
University of Rhode Island L9
Valent Professional Products 709,710
Valley Green, Inc. 706
Waterwick, Inc. 11,12
Waverly Landscape Assoc., Inc. 711
Welch Welding, Inc. 1013-1016
Well Water Connection, Inc. 807
Winding Brook 810
World Class Athletic Surfaces 410

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Monday, March 3

Pre-conference Seminars
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Managing Turfgrass Root Systems in the North
• Computer Training-PowerPoint 2003
• Turf Insects of New England

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• USGA Intermediate Rules of Golf

1 – 5 p.m.
• Financial Skills for the Superintendent
• Computer Training-MS Excel 2003
• Golf Course Energy Conservation and Pollution Prevention Opportunities

Tuesday, March 4

Location: Ballroom A
USGA Morning Session-Moderator: Bob Ward, executive director, RIGA

9 a.m. Welcome From The New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation & USGA

9:05 – 9:35 a.m. Managing “Ones” and “Zeroes”-Planning a Successful Image Presentation

9:35 – 10:10 a.m. Digital Tools to See It Before You Do It

10:10 – 10:55 a.m. Golf Course Photography in a Digital Age

10:55 – 11:30 a.m. Being a Good Communicator Pays Dividends

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)

1 – 1:30 p.m. Apples to Oranges: Is it Fair to Compare?

1 – 1:30 p.m. Sports Turf Seminar: Meteorology for Sports Turf Managers

1:30 – 2 p.m. Global Warming: Palm Trees in Providence?

2 – 2:30 p.m. The Economic Realities of the Golf Industry

2:30 – 2:35 p.m. Break

2:35 – 3:05 p.m. Equipment Financing Options: How to Obtain New Equipment and Stay Within a Budget

3:05 – 3:45 p.m. Sand Bunkers Are Not Intended to be a Place of Pleasure

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Mr. Mike Vrabel-New England Patriots

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Trade Show Grand Opening and Reception-on the Trade Show Floor

Wednesday, March 5

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trade Show

4 – 5 p.m. Show Auction Trade Show Floor, Hall D

5 – 6:30 p.m. Conference Reception Trade Show Floor, Rhode Island Convention Center

Golf
Location: Ballroom A

9 – 9:45 a.m. Looking for Water?

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Golf Course Design to Protect Water Resources

10:30 – 11 a.m. Water Policies & Regulations for New England Golf Courses

2 – 2:45 p.m. Disease Issues of 2007

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Alternative Products for Nematode Control

3:15 – 4 p.m. Anthracnose

Sports/Grounds
Location: Ballroom D/E

9 – 9:45 a.m. Successful Solutions for Failed Fields

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Skinned Infield Maintenance Procedures

10:30 – 11 a.m. NESTMA Meeting-Working Lunch & Roundtables (Move to 551AB)

2 – 2:45 p.m. Improving Herbicide Effectiveness

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Managing Multiuse College Sports Fields

3:15 – 4 p.m. Eliminating Bentgrass, Nutsedge & Crabgrass from Sports Turf & Lawns

Mechanics
Location: Rooms 551 and 552

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Turf Equipment Technicians

Hydraulic & Electronic Troubleshooting and Repair
Toro-Carl Osterhaus
John Deere-Kevin Zeller
Textron-Paul Zellner
(Separate rooms for each company)

Thursday, March 6

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Research Breakfast

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Trade Show

Golf
Location: Ballroom A

9 – 9:45 a.m. Systematic Approach to Dollar Spot Management

9:45 – 11 a.m. Natural Area Panel Discussion

Lawn Care/Landscape
Location: Ballroom B/C

9 – 9:45 a.m. Increasing Effectiveness of Preemergent Herbicides

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Sustainable Lawns

10:15 – 11 a.m. Patch Diseases on Lawn Turf