CFSTMA Winter Meeting – U of F Research Center @ Citra Florida

CFSTMA held our winter chapter meeting Thursday December 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 facility managers such as Mark aids greatly, with our participating sponsors, to offer invaluable programs such as these to sports turf professionals who otherwise may not have the opportunity to learn and share with others turf grass managers.    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