Columbus, Ohio, December 5-

Celebrate 50 years of innovation at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show, taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, with more than 100 exhibitors. For complete show information, or to register, go to

Schedule Overview

    Monday, December 5
    • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Buckeye Bus Tour
    • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Technology Day
    • 6 p.m.: 50th Celebration Dinner

    Tuesday, December 6

    • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Education
    • 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Show Floor Hours
    • 10 a.m.: Opening Address, Rosie Jones
    • 1:30-1:45 p.m.: Q&A with Engage Agro USA
    • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Reception
    • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Auction

    Wednesday, December 7

    • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Education
    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Show Floor Hours
    • 10 a.m.: Opening Address, Craig Krenzel

    Thursday, December 8

    • 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Education

Education Sessions

Monday, December 5

Technology Day

  • 9-10:15 a.m.: Overview of Social Media and Introduction to Blogging
  • 10:30-11:45 a.m.: Build and Customize a Blog
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Advanced Blogging Strategies
  • 2-3:15 p.m.: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter – How to Setup, Use and Integrate; and Using Your Mobile Device to Save Time
  • 3:15-4 p.m.: Q&A with Dr. John Kaminski

Tuesday, December 6

  • 8-9 a.m.:
    • New Herbicide Technology and Combination Products for Golf Course Weed Control (without Imprelis)
    • Current Research on Postemergence Crab- grass Herbicides and Other Herbicide Combinations for Maximizing Control Efficiacy
    • Is My Field Safe? A Complex Look at Your Entire Outdoor Facility
    • Paid for Performance – Panel
    • Nuisance Pests Around Homes and Buildings – Stinging Pests and Invaders
  • 8-10 a.m.: Microsoft Excel Basics 2010
  • 8:30-10 a.m.: Defining Sustainability – Panel
  • 9-10 a.m.:
    • Emerging Diseases Problems on Golf Courses
    • Using GDDs and Plant Phenology to Time Pest Management Decisions for Turf and Ornamentals
    • Insurance Liability and Loss Prevention for Turfgrass Managers
    • Utilizing Social Media to Enhance Your Business
    • Industrial Vegetation Control
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Shedding Some Light on Bacterial Diseases of Turf
  • 1-2 p.m.:
    • The New Heat-Tolerant Bluegrasses and Other Potential Turfgrasses for Heat and Reduced Maintenance Inputs
    • BMPs for Lake/Pond Management – With Aquatic Weed Control
    • How Irrigation Affects Design & Playability
  • 1-3 p.m.: Working Smarter with Lean Tools for Green Industry Professionals
  • 1-4 p.m.:
      Microsoft Excel 2010, Beyond the Basics
    • Mechanics Workshop – Electrical and Hydraulic Troubleshooting for Turfgrass Equipment
  • 1:45-2:30 p.m.: Practical Approaches to Managing Bacterial Wilt on Turf
  • 2-3 p.m.:
    • New Turfgrass and Herbicides and Their Impact on Current Renovation Strategies and Potentially New Revenue!
    • Maintenance of Artificial and Natural Grass Fields – Myths and Realities
    • Perimeter Pest Control
    • Insurance Liability and Loss Prevention for Golf Courses
  • 2:30-3: Confirmation, Confusion and Communication About Bacterial Wilt
  • 3-4:
    • Designing Herbicide Programs for Lawns and Grounds with New Herbicides and Combination Products (without Imprelis)
    • New and Novel Fertilizer Technology
    • Handling Customer Concerns for Satisfaction and Loyalty
    • Home and Small Business Mosquito Control Strategies … It’s No Longer Just Spray and Pray
    • Sustainability: Painting a Picture
  • 3:15-4:30 p.m.:
    • Bacterial Wilt – Panel
    • Reducing Pesticide Exposure & Improving Pesticide Safety for the Green Industry Professional

Wednesday, December 7

  • 8-9 a.m.:
    • Natural Products for Turfgrass Pest Management
    • 8 Steps to an Easy Face-Lift
    • Key Changes in Insecticide Technology for Turf & Ornamentals & Proper Use Strategies
    • Sustainable and Effective Irrigation Solutions
  • 8-10 a.m.:
    • “Reality Check” for New Products and Technologies: Guidelines
    • Dynamic Customer Service
    • Utilizing Social Media
  • 9-10 a.m.:
    • Understanding Phosphorus and Nitrogen Behaviors in Soil – Myths and Realities
    • Gizmos & Gadgets for Sports Turf Managers
    • What You Should Communicate to Your Clients About Lawn Diseases and Control
    • Can Minimal Maintenance Maximize Your Golf Course?
  • 1-2 p.m.:
    • New and Novel Fertilizer Technology
    • Environmental Fate of Pesticides and How to Answer the Public’s and Consumer’s Questions
    • Best Management Practices: Do’s and Don’s of Running a Successful Business Operation
  • 1-2:30 p.m.: Lessons to be Learned from the Golden Age of Architecture
  • 1-3 p.m.: “Reality Check” for New Products and Technologies: Guidelines
  • 1-4 p.m.: Improving Your PowerPoint Skills to Enhance Professionalism and Presentation Skills
  • 2-3 p.m.:
    • Gizmos & Gadgets for the Golf Course Superintendent
    • Environmental and Policy Issues Facing the Turfgrass Industry at the State and National Levels
    • Landscape Bed Weed Control – What’s New?!
  • 2-5 p.m.: Taking Control of Your Financial Future for The Green Industry Professional
  • 2:30-4 p.m.: Superintendents on Sustainability – Panel
  • 3-4 p.m.:
    • The Science of Com- paction Management with Aerification Using Proper Tine Size, Depth and Frequency
    • Tall Fescue Cultivar Selection and Pest Management
  • 3-5 p.m.:
    • Secrets of Longtime Superintendents – Panel
    • Rain Gardens and Other Green Infrastructure Systems for Commercial and Residential Sites
  • 4-5 p.m.:
    • Using Sands and Composts to Improve Poor Field Playing Conditions
    • New and Traditional Options in Herbicide Combination Products for Turf Weed Control (without Imprelis)
  • 5-7 p.m.: Dealing with the Annual Bluegrass Weevil

Thursday, December 8

  • 7-9 a.m.: Morning with the USGA
  • 8-9 a.m.: Tenacity and Other Herbicide Approaches for Seeding and Overseeding Sports Fields
  • 8-9:30 a.m.: Managing the Key Turfgrass Insects in Lawns and Grounds
  • 8-10 a.m.: Iatrogenic Agents: What We Do That Can Go Awry
  • 9-10 a.m.:
    • Wetting Agents & Irrigation Efficiency
    • Managing Ryegrasses in Ohio – Cultivar Selection, Maintenance Techniques and Problem Prevention
  • 9:30-11 a.m.: Turf and Ornamental Insect Control Using Reduced Pesticide Strategies
  • 10-11 a.m.: Managing Greens Under Summer Stress
  • How to Get the Equipment You Need – Secrets to Success
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: The Simple Science of Plant Selection
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.:
    • Best Tools, Technology and Agronomic Practices to Avoid Dying Grass During a Heat Stroke – The USGA Perspectives
    • So You Don’t Have Enough Help? Consider Volunteers
    • Green Industry Legislative and Regulatory Update for the Turf Professional, the Ph-Word and Other Issues on the Horizon
  • 1-2 p.m.: BMPs for Dealing with Soils Under Stress (Hot/Humid/Wet) Conditions – Short and Long-Term Strategies
  • 1-4 p.m.:
    • Annual and Perennial Grassy Weed Identification and Control and Herbicide and Natural Product Control Strategies
    • Pest, Disease and Disorder Updates and Recommendations
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Understanding the Science of Fans & Syringing Programs for Minimizing Bentgrass Stress
  • 2:45-4:30 p.m.: The Modern Superintendent – Utilizing New Technology