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    Winter Education Conference
   & Annual Meeting

       February 22nd& 23rd
        Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

You are in for a wide array of education to help you manage your fields and facilities!

Wednesday, February 22nd
3:00 p.m. Best Practices for Sustainable Winter Salting      Allison Madison, Wisconsin Salt Wise
While not Turf related, here in Wisconsin, 95% of our turf managers also have
the responsibility of snow/ice management. The buzz for reducing salt pollution from winter management practices is growing. Coupled with increased expectations for reducing salt damage, learn about safe, efficient practices and walk away with action steps for implementation and tools to educate staff and customers.
How to Make Salt Brine on a Budget   Joe Post UW Whitewater Salt Brine is old tool but new to many in managing ice and snow. In a step-by-step process, you’ll learn how to incorporate Brins into your ice and snow management program.

6:00 Networking Event
We want to give you the opportunity to Network with peers, Commercial Partners, and the Board. We know that industry connections aren’t always forged on the Conference floor, so join us for free food and liquid refreshments and whatever transpires.
Thursday February 23rd
7:45    WSTMA Annual Meeting   Josh Viet WSTMA President
8:15    Back to Basics: Troubleshooting Your Irrigation System's Electronics Brad Jakubowski Professor of Plant Sciences, Penn State University
Watering problems can make or break your turf management abilities. Be prepared and know your irrigation system.

9:15    Time with Commercial Partners

10:00 University of Wisconsin Education and Research
The UW Professors and their Student researchers will present information and research results pertinent to Sports turf and your management of your playing surfaces.
 Dr. Paul Koch Group
 Turf Apprenticeship Program Overview
 Improved Detection of Summer Patch
 Dr. Ming-Yi Chou The Sports Turf Microbiome   

 Dr Doug Soldat Group
WSTMA TAP Scholarship Announcements

Research updates Wetting agents, grass selection, etc.,

Resource use efficiency and Best Management Practices
Britta Welsh Clover and How Management Decisions Affect Weed Populations. Welsh

12:15 Weather Fundamentals, Weather Apps and Weather Decisions, Let’s Make the Most Them!
Brad Jakubowski, Professor of Plant Sciences Penn State University.

Weather, easily the most important factor in decision making for our day-to-day turf management duties. We can’t change the weather but having a better understanding of it can help our turf and our budgets.

1:15 Commercial Partner Presentations
We realize the wealth of knowledge our Commercial Partners are and want to give them the opportunity to show you just a snippet of that. We asked them to take a subject relevant to their business and give us a presentation about that.
Here is our lineup so far:
“Amending Ag-lime fields.”

              Site One…” Precision Turf Management”

              Insight FS…” Effects of Water Quality on Herbicide Efficacy”

Cost: Members…$65.00
         Guests from Members Facility…$75.00

A block of discounted rooms is available at the Wilderness Resort for the event.
(800) 867-WILD
Block Code “Leader #986012”

Wilderness Resort & Golf
Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road,
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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