SUFFERN, N.Y. – Dr. Frank Rossi will team up with Dr. Marty Petrovic, author of more than 200 scientific articles, to review the role of nutrients in turf, how to manage fertility while preserving water quality, and best management practices at the New York State Turfgrass Association’s Southeast Regional Conference Feb. 23-24.
The conference, held at the Holiday Inn-Suffern in Suffern, N.Y., opens with a comprehensive half-day nutrient management symposium. Made possible by a grant from the Environmental Stewardship Fund, leading experts from Cornell University will answer questions concerning fertility and local regulations, and the value of phosphorus in a fertilizer program.
The conference continues with a full day of educational sessions featuring dynamic speakers from a wide variety of industry backgrounds and a trade. Additional exhibitor information is available on the NYSTA web site and in the conference brochure.
Richard Buckley, Rutgers University, will present an early-bird session on turf disease and Dr. Pat Vittum, University of Massachusetts, will present the general session on insecticides, resistance management, and how to add newly registered Acelepryn into your management program.
Other topics being presented include golf and sports turf, lawn and landscape and cemetery maintenance. CLT training sessions will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators from Suffolk and Westchester Counties on ornamental entomology.
The Southeast Regional Conference is sponsored by the New York State Turfgrass Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York State Turf and Landscape Association, the Professional Landscape Association of Rockland County, New York State Association of Cemeteries and the Hudson Valley Golf Course Superintendents Association.