Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, October 30, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • On Demand through October 30

    Know Your Audience: Strategies for Discussing Pest Management 

    Public pressure regarding pesticide use has increased to the extent that many athletic field managers are now prohibited from using pesticides all together. Many professionals feel comfortable talking about the merits of pesticide use with colleagues but fall short when discussing the topic with those outside the green industry. Learn effective ways to confidently communicate the benefits of pesticide use with your facility’s decision-makers, stakeholders, and the general public.

    James Brosnan, Ph.D.

    Professor of Plant Science & Director of Weed Diagnostic Center

    University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN

    This webinar has been approved for one (1) MDAR PACE contact hour.  If you are a Licensed Pesticide Applicator, please provide your license number when you register.



    Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Contact Charissa for more information.

    • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Friday, November 27, 2020
    • (EST)
    • On Demand through November 27

    Prepping Fields to Reduce Winter Injury

    Winter injury can be a significant issue in northern climates, resulting in declines in playability and turf quality as well as costly reestablishment. Topics for discussion will include the major causes for winter injury in grasses used for sports turf, physiological mechanisms important for turfgrass overwintering and freezing tolerance, as well as the effects of various pest and disease management practices on improving turfgrass growth and winter conditioning.

    Michelle DaCosta, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Turfgrass Physiology

    Stockbridge School of Agriculture

    Amherst, MA

    Dr. DaCosta’s research program is centered on gaining greater insight into physiological mechanisms of plant adaptation to environmental stresses, using perennial grasses as an experimental system. Our goal is to identify plant traits and stress response pathways associated with tolerance to different environmental stresses that are relevant in terms of global climate change, including temperature extremes and drought.  In addition to addressing fundamental questions on mechanisms of abiotic stress resistance, we also conduct applied research to help guide turf industry professionals on the selection of stress-resistant grass species and cultivars, and to aid in the development of best management practices aimed at reduced water, fertilizer, and pesticide use.



    Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Contact Charissa for more information.

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Sunday, December 20, 2020
    • (EST)
    • On Demand through December 18

    More Than Bugs in Jugs:  Understanding Biofungicides for Turfgrass Disease Management

    Biofungicides for turfgrass disease control are available, however adoption has been limited due to ineffective or unreliable control.  The goal of this presentation is to explain what biopesticides are, how they work, and to discuss ongoing research looking at ways to enhance efficacy of biofungicides through improvement in the establishment and persistence of introduced biocontrol antagonists applied to athletic fields.

    John Inguagiato, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Turfgrass Pathology

    Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

    University of Connecticut

    Storrs, CT

    Dr. Inguagiato’s research program focuses on assessment of cultural management practices that may reduce the incidence and severity of turfgrass diseases and evaluate practices that may predispose turf to disease. He works to identify new turfgrass pathogens and determine best management practices for their control. The overall goal of his research program is to develop sustainable turfgrass disease management practices that meet the functional needs of turfgrass systems. He works with the professional green industry to identify issues related to existing and emerging turfgrass diseases and disease management throughout New England. He conducts research to develop sustainable approaches to effective disease control based on integrated pest management concepts.



    Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Contact Charissa for more information.

Past events

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 WEBINAR - Effective IPM Starts with Smart Turfgrass Selection
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 NESTMA Webinars - 4 for the price of 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 NESTMA Member Meetup via Zoom - June
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Wetting Agents for Improving Water Use Efficiency
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 NESTMA Member Meetup via Zoom
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Workforce Solutions for New England’s Golf and Sports Turf Industry
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 NESTMA Members' Meeting & Awards Lunch
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 NESTMA February Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 NESTMA Winter Dinner meeting
Thursday, October 03, 2019 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 05, 2019 NHRPA/NESTMA Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Summer Field & Turf Education Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Turf Techniques Workshop
Thursday, June 06, 2019 VRPA/NESTMA Vermont Maintenance Workshop
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 NESTMA Annual Meeting & Lunch
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation Conference & Show
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 STMA Conference & Expo
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Fall Workshop Registration
Thursday, October 04, 2018 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Spring Turf Day
Monday, March 05, 2018 New England Regional Turfgrass Conference
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 STMA Annual Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2017 2017 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Fall Workshop
Thursday, August 10, 2017 UConn Field Day
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Summer Field Day
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 NEPA/NESTMA Spring Workshop
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 VT/NH Spring Maintenance Workshop

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