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2013 Northeastern PA Turf Conference and Trade Show

The 2013 Northeastern Pennsylvania Turfgrass Conference and Show will take place on January 31st at The Woodlands Resort and Spa in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Date and Location

When (Date/Time)

January 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Conference Program

Morning Session I

General Session

Session Chair: Dianne Petrunak, Penn State

  • 9:00 Turf Problems: Weed Control and More
    Mr. Jeff Borger, Instructor in Turfgrass Weed Management, Penn State
  • 9:30 Evaluating, Installing & Maintaining a Quality Topsoil
    Dr. Andy McNitt, Professor of Soil Science, Penn State
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:30 Some Effective Tools & Tactics for Management of Some New Insect and Mite Pests of Woody Ornamentals
    Mr. Greg Hoover, Sr. Extension Assoc., Penn State
  • 11:00 Water Quality and the Effects on Pesticides
    Dr. Kerry Richards, Pesticide Education Program, Director Penn State
  • 11:30 Lunch

Pesticide Credits: 1-6, 2-7, 3-18, 3-23, 1 Core

Morning Session II

Golf Session

Session Chair: Charlie Lincicome, Bucknell University

  • 9:00 Putting Green Aeration: One Size Does Not Fit All
    Mr. Darin Bevard, Senior Agronomist, Mid-Atlantic Region, USGA Green Section
  • 9:30 The Evolutionary Arms Race Between Superintendents and Poa Annua Control
    Dr. David Huff, Professor Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, Penn State
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:30 Complimenting Late-Season N Fertilizer with PGRs
    Dr. Max Schlossberg, Associate Professor Turf/Soil Science Penn State
  • 11:00 The Latest on Annual Bluegrass Weevil
    Mr. Danny Kline, Research Support Technologist II Penn State
  • 11:30 Lunch

Pesticide Credits: 4-7, 4-18, 4-23

Afternoon Session I

General Session

Session Chair: Tom Serensits, Penn State

  • 1:00 2012 Turf Insect Review
    Mr. Danny Kline, Research Support Technologist II, Penn State
  • 1:30 Insect and Mite Pests of Woody Ornamentals: Review 2012 and Preview 2013
    Mr. Greg Hoover, Sr. Extension Assoc., Penn State
  • 2:00 Break
  • 2:15 New Herbicides for Annual Bluegrass Control
    Mr. Jeff Borger, Instructor in Turfgrass Weed Management, Penn State
  • 2:45 PDA Update
    Mr. Chris Santore, Agronomic Products Inspector, PA Department of Agriculture

Pesticide Credits: 1-6, 2-7, 3-18, 3-23, 1 Core

Afternoon Session II

Golf Session

Session Chair: Evan Mascitte, Penn State

  • 1:00 Forms and Rates of Elemental Sulfur to Lower Soil pH
    Dr. Max Schlossberg, Associate Professor Turf/Soil Science, Penn State
  • 1:30 Adjuvants-Helping Your Pesticides Perform Better
    Dr. Kerry Richards, Pesticide Education Program, Director Penn State
  • 2:00 Break
  • 2:15 Managing Plant Populations for Better IPM Results
    Dr. David Huff, Professor Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, Penn State
  • 2:45 PDA Update
    Mr. Ron Edwards, Agronomic Products Inspector PA Department of Agriculture

Pesticide Credits: 2-7, 2-18, 2-23, 2 Core

Registration Information

  • Name badges are required for admission to the educational sessions and the exhibit area.
  • Although registration fees are waived for those over 65 years of age, for the spouses of paid attendees, and for students, these individuals must be registered to receive a name badge.
  • Confirmations will be sent only to registered attendees who supply an email address. Name badges and other registration information will be available on site, as well as receipts for fees (if desired).
  • No refunds will be issued unless cancellations are received by Friday, January 25, 2013.
  • Because your advance registration assists us in planning for this event, a discounted rate is available to those who register in advance.

Exhibiting and Trade Show

A number of suppliers to the industry will be on hand with tabletop exhibits sharing the latest information about products and services of interest. Admission to the exhibit area is included with your registration.

For more information about exhibiting or registration:

Lisa Crytser
Department of Plant Science
Phone: 814-865-2543
Fax: 814-863-6139
Email: lac8@psu.edu

Hotel Information

The Woodlands Inn and Resort
1073 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570-824-9831
Fax: 570-824-8865
Reservations: 800-762-2222

Tax Deductions

Costs for education required by your employer, by law, or by regulations to keep your present salary or job are tax deductible. You may also deduct the cost of maintaining or improving your the skills that you must have in your present job.

Travel Information

From Philadelphia—Take the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike to Exit 36. Turn left onto Rt. 115 and follow for 5 miles to Exit 1. Make a left at light onto Rt. 315 North. The Woodlands in ¼ mile on the right.

From the west—Take PA Turnpike east to Interstate 81N to Exit 175. Make left turn at light onto Route 315N. The Woodlands in ¼ mile on right.

Contact Information

Contact

Phone

814-863-1368