Where New England’s Sports Turf Professionals Get Business Done!
October 10, 2018 • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
University of Rhode Island - Ryan Center
Kingston, Rhode Island
NESTMA’s Fall Workshop is a great opportunity for members to connect and learn the latest about sports turf management in New England. Join fellow members and trend- setting suppliers for an information-packed morning of networking and education. You’ll take away sure-fire solutions, a fresh perspective, and proven strategies for success.
Attendance is complimentary and offered to NESTMA members only. Preregistration is required. Please sign up by October 3.
8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Pre-Emergent Herbicides and Grassy Weed Control: Successes and Failures *
Weed Science Extension Specialist
New Brunswick, NJ
As sports turf professionals, one of our major challenges is finding ways to effectively control grassy weeds. We’ll examine how to accurately identify turf weeds and explore modern management strategies as well as control options including pre-emergent herbicides, granular vs. liquid application, timing, reasons for failure and spring seeding options.
(with support from Helena Agri-Enterprises)
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Pests & Diseases in the Landscape: What’s Ahead *
URI Plant Protection Clinic
We’ll take a look at the latest insect pests and pathogens threatening the landscape in New England. From winter moth to emerald ash borer and needle cast to anthracnose, horticulture professionals need to be prepared. Know the symptoms and signs of these pests and pathogens so that you can detect and manage them promptly.
URI Athletics and Event Field Scheduling; Maintenance Practices & IPM that Support Healthy Athletic Fields
Turfgrass & Sportsfield Manager
University of Rhode Island
Join Brian Boesch, Turfgrass and Sportsfield Manager, for an “insiders’ look” at what it takes to manage sportsfields at the University of Rhode Island with a focus on best maintenance practices and IPM programs that support healthy athletic fields.
*Approved for pesticide recertification credit in six New England states.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: COMPLIMENTARY PARKING STICKER REQUIRED
Fall Workshop attendees and sponsors will need to order a complimentary visitors permit for their vehicles in advance to gain access to either the VIP or Boss Arena lots (see map). Be sure to visit https://uri.aimsparking.com/ before October 10 to register your vehicle and order your visitors permit. Visitors without permits will be ticketed and fined.
Attendees may park in either of the VIP or the Boss Arena parking Lots (marked in GREEN on the map above). Both areas are short walking distance to the Ryan Center, however, the VIP lot is the closer of the two. Follow the roads highlighted in green to access these parking lots. Note: there is no internal road access between these parking lots on campus. Guests must access these parking lots from either of the routes shown on the map. The VIP lot can be accessed most directly from the Plains Road entrance to campus. The Boss Arena lot can only be accessed from the entrance off Route 138. After parking in either of these areas, follow the blue highlighted walkway on the map to the entrance of the Ryan Center (marked "Enter Here" on map). This entrance is adjacent to the Alumni Lounge where the NESTMA Fall Workshop will be held.