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Turf Education Day
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When: Tuesday, August 6th
7:15 AM
Where: Crowne Plaza
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois  62703
Contact: Sue Triphahn

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The Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA) have come together to present a comprehensive day of learning on lawn care products and resources.

Whether you choose to subcontract lawn care services or provide them in-house, it is critical to your profitability and customers' satisfaction to stay informed about the latest turf care products and practices. This day of training and education is for any professional who cares for and looks after turf.


6:45 - 7:15 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
7:15 - 7:20 a.m.
7:20 - 8:10 a.m.
Keynote Speaker - Zach Reicher from the University of Nebraska
How'd your crabgrass and yellow nutsedge control work this year?
8:10 - 8:20 a.m.
8:20 - 9:10 a.m.
Breakout Session #1 - Choose one of the following:
  • What is new and how to use it (Jim Ellis from Syngenta)
  • New Innovative Products from DOW Agrosciences (Greg Fletcher from DOW)
  • Spreader and Sprayer Calibration (Will Haselbauer from Turfco & Tim Kehoe
    from TK Products)
9:10 - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 - 10:05 a.m.
Breakout Session #2 - Choose one of the following:
  • True Alternative Products & Case Study Review of BRIX (Tony Kacinas
    from Chalet and Norm Kleber from Encap)
  • The State of your Products (Jean Payne) and We Work With the Industry
    (Warren Goesch from the Illinois Department of Agriculture)
  • New Generation Polymer Coated Fertilizer Technology - How It Works &
    Fits the LCO's (Tim Kehoe from TK Products)
10:05 - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 - 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session #3 - Choose one of the following:
  • Specticle Herbicide - A new Pre-emergent Tool for Controlling Grassy/Broadleaves
    in Plant Scape Functions (John Turner from Bayer)
  • Innovative Irrigation for the Natural Stuff, Revolutionary Cooling & Cleaning for the
    Synthetic Stuff (Eric Simmons from PLA Hunter)
  • Expanding Your Base Program to Include Aquatic & Ornamental Weed, Disease
11:00 - 11:05 a.m.
11:05 - 11:55 a.m.
Keynote Speaker - Zach Reicher from the University of Nebraska
It's Time to Seed!
11:55 - Noon
Thank You and CEU Pickup

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