CFSTMA held their winter chapter meeting Thursday Decemver 7, 2017 at the University of Florida Plant Research Center in Citra, Florida. On the unseasonably cool day thirty-four attendees were treated to a field tour with the opportunity to learn from a dedicated group of University of Florida professors.
The attendees were treated to lunch from Jeff Heulsman, Melissa Barron & Kevin Wasilewski of Syngenta USA. Moe’s catered lunch which was enjoyed by all.
CFSTMA Board and Membership want to thank our wonderful host Mark Kann, Manager of the research center. Helpful willing facility managers and our participating sponsors, are invaluable helping sports turf professionals experience events such as these to learn and share with others. Thank You!
9:30 am – 10:00 am Field Tour # 1 – Kevin Kenworthy – status of turf verities
10:00 am – 10:30 am Field Tour # 2 – Phil Harmon – Top dressing mixes for turf re-grow
10:30 am- 11:00 am Field Tour # 3 – Billy Crow – Nematode resistant topdressing
11:00 am – 11:30 am Field Tour # 4 – Natasha Restuccia – fungus management
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch sponsored by Syngenta from Moe’s
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm Guest Speaker – Jason Smith UAA – Day to Day U of F Athletic turf