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SCHEDULE
6:00 Registration and Coffee
6:30-7:30

Early Bird

DEC: 3a, 3b, 10 and 25 = 1 each

STMA: .1

CNLP: 1

Welcome
John Carlone, CGCS, Conference Chair

Turfgrass ShortCUTTS. Significant Pests and Stress of 2017
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University
7:30-8:00 Trade Show and Break
8:00-10:00

General Session

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .5 each; CORE = 1

STMA: .2

CNLP: 2

ISA: 1

Legislator Welcome
Senator Todd Kaminsky

NYSDEC Regulatory Update (LINAP, LIP3, Pesticides, Water & Product Registration)
Carrie Meek-Gallagher, Region 1 Director, and Joyce Rodler, NYSDEC

Cornell Turfgrass Research Update
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University
10:00-10:30 Trade Show and Break
10:30-12:00 Golf Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .75 each

CNLP: 1.5
A Close Look at Turfgrass
Fertilization Including MLSN

Steven McDonald,
Turfgrass Disease Solutions, LLC
Lawn/Landscape

DEC: 3a, 10 and 25 = 1.5 each

CNLP: 1.5

ISA: 1.5
Grow More with Less:
Sustainable Garden Methods

Vincent Simeone, Planting Fields Arboretum
Sports Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .5 each

STMA: .15

CNLP: 1.5
Verdure Removal System for Sports Turf
Frank Rossi, Ph.D., Cornell University

Turf Seed Identification and Selection
Nick Binder, WinField United
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Trade Show
1:00-2:00 Golf Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1 each

CNLP: 1
Managing Pythium on Golf
Course Putting Greens

Nathaniel Mitkowski, Ph.D.,
University of Rhode Island
Lawn/Landscape

DEC: 3a, 10 and 25 = 1 each

CNLP: 1

ISA: 1
Multi-Season and (Practically) Pest Free Gold Medal Plants
Mina Vescera, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Sports Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = 1 each

STMA: .1

CNLP: 1
Cultural Management of Diseases and Weeds on Athletic Fields
Steven McDonald, Turfgrass Disease Solutions, LLC
2:00-2:15 Trade Show and Break
2:15-3:00 Golf Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .75 each

CNLP: .75
Monitoring Techniques and Timing Insecticides for Control of the Annual Bluegrass Weevil
Rod Ferrentino, Ferrentino & Co., Inc.
Lawn/Landscape

DEC: 3a, 10 and 25 = .75 each

CNLP: .75

ISA: .75
Diagnosis and Management for Boxwood Pests and Diseases on Long Island
Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
Sports Turf

DEC: 3a, 3b and 10 = .75 each

STMA: .075

CNLP: .75
Effective Use of Fungicides
on Sports Turf

Nathaniel Mitkowski, Ph.D.,
University of Rhode Island