Join us for a day of sports field education with the focus on Best Management Practices. The info presented will assist you in not only responsibly improving the health and safety of your fields but provide you with time and money-saving ideas.
Improving Sports Field Soil Health with Organics. Ryan Anderson Midwest Grow’s Green
Healthy soil and plant life can greatly improve the performance of sports fields. In this session, Ryan covers principles of soil health and how to apply these principles in a sports field setting.
Plant Growth Regulation Basics for Sports Fields Dr. Doug Soldat UW- Madison
Dr. Soldat will be presenting info on Plant Growth Regulators and their use on Sports turf. He has done research at the Noer Center for the WSFMA on this subject and the plant health and time saving results make this a beneficial addition to your field management program. Dr. Soldat will also cover the importance of understanding soil test results and it place in successful field management.
Focus on School Pesticide Management Alyssa Foss IPM School Specialist for DATCP
Alyssa will focus on IPM for School districts and more.
Commercial Partner Partner Presentation
Todd Ford Traqunology…..Making Sense Out of GPS
Building Relationships with Administration, Athletic Directors, Coaches, & the Community (insert long list here).
The relationship between Field Managers and the people they work with and for is one of the most important factors in successful field management and it’s results. Panel members will share expectations, experiences, and tips to improve these relationships.
Commercial Partner Presentation
Turf Tank Advantages of GPS Technology in Line Marking
Fox Cities Stadium Tour
The Staff for the Timber Rattlers will give us a tour of the fantastic facility.
Guests from Members Facility…$75.00
A block of discounted rooms is available at the Best Western in Appleton for the event.