Schedule of Events

6:15 am-4:30 pm   Registration and Tabletop Exhibits
7:15 am-7:45 am
  Right of Way Applications
Chuck Schuster—University of Maryland Extension
7:45 am-8:25 am
  The Turfgrass Environment and Its Relation to Disease:
Cultural Practices That Will Make or Break You

Rich Buckley, Ph.D.—Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
8:30 am-9:10 am
  Anticipating the 2017 Diseases
Margery Daughtrey—Cornell University
9:10 am-9:50 am   Landscape Invaders, New Pests and Managing Old Foes
Eric Day—Virginia Tech Department of Entomology
9:50 am-10:00 am
10:00 am-10:45 am
  Diagnostic Tips for the Problem Lawn
Rich Buckley, Ph.D.—Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
10:50 am-11:30 am
  Boxwood Blight
Margery Daughtrey—Cornell University
11:35 am-12:15 pm
  How to Guarantee Failure in an Aquatic Vegetation Control Application
Lloyd Hipkins—Virginia Tech
12:15 pm-1:00 pm   Lunch
1:00 pm-1:50 pm   If You Overuse It, Then the Bugs and Diseases Will Find It
David Clement, Ph.D.—University of Maryland Extension
Stanton Gill—University of Maryland Extension
1:55 pm-2:35 pm   Making Use of Compost in the Turfgrass Setting
Chuck Schuster—University of Maryland Extension
2:35 pm-3:20 pm   Update on Fertilizer Applicator Regulations
Kelly Love—Maryland Department of Agriculture
3:25 pm-4:15 pm   Pesticide Regulations Update for 2017
Ashley Jones—Maryland Department of Agriculture
Alvin Harris—The District of Columbia Department of the Environment