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Wednesday, December 7


Driving Value to Golf Facilities
Strategies for making golf courses more economically and environmentally sustainable.  

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John Daniels

Agronomist, United States Golf Association
John Daniels joined the Green Section in 2014 as an agronomist in the Central Region.  He is currently based out of Dallas, TX. | | John’s interest in golf originated at the age of 13 when he began caddying at Algonquin Golf Club in St. Louis, MO.  A recipient of the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, he attended the University of Missouri—earning a B.S. in plant science and B.S. in business... Read More →

Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Golf (Room 102)


Biostimulants: How Do I Know Something Works
What is a biostimulant.  What type of research should I ask for to determine if they work?

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Dr. Nick Christians

University Professor, Iowa State University
Been making presentations for over 30 years.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Golf (Room 102)


Diseases of Golf Courses - Year in Review
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Lee Miller

Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, University of Missouri
Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries, and research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Golf (Room 102)


Poa and Poa Seedhead Control What Works…Sometimes?

Poa annua is one of the most genetically diverse grass species on earth.  There are thousands of biotypes of this species around the world and it is not unusual to see multiple types on a single golf course.  These biotypes are often observed to respond differently to environmental conditions and to pesticide and growth regulator applications.  We will discuss the biology of this species and how the variations in biotype affect their management.  

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Dr. Nick Christians

University Professor, Iowa State University
Been making presentations for over 30 years.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Golf (Room 102)


Innovations in Technology for the Old School Superintendent

Several of our local golf courses have adopted new computer technologies  to better manage their operations. Come learn more about some new options in personnel, equipment and irrigation management, from guys using them daily.   

Rich Becker – The Country Club of St. Albans “My Turf Fleet Magagement”

Kolby Armbruster  - Forest hills Country Club  “Advanced Scoreboard” 

Matt Wideman  - Boone Valley Golf Club  “Lynx Mobile”


Kolby Armbruster

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Forest Hills Country Club
Kolby Armbruster is 2009 Southeast Missouri State University graduate with a B.S. in Agribusiness. He is currently serving as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Forest Hills Country Club.

Rich Becker

Superintendent, The Country Club of St Albans
I've worked for the Country Club of St ALbans for 18 years in which 13 were as a superintendent. I spent 9 years over the Lewis and Clark course and 4 years over the Tavern creek course.

Matt Wideman

Boone Valley Golf Club

Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Golf (Room 102)