The Northeastern Pennsylvania Turf Conference and Trade Show

Thursday, January 25th 2018

The Woodlands Inn and Resort
1073 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

 

This has been the premier turfgrass industry event in the Pocono region for decades. Penn State’s Turfgrass Program, The Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council are continuing this tradition and the 2018 show will be held on Thursday, January 25th at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA. This event is administered by Penn State University and typically draws about 300 participants for the full day show. We believe we have a great educational program and you’ll get a chance to visit with the many vendors exhibiting there.

Walk-Ins are welcome but you can pre-register and save $5

If you have any questions you can contact either Heather Welch at 814-863-0129 or Andy McNitt at mcnitt@psu.edu or 814-863-1368

We hope to see you at the show.

Program — Registration Opens at 8:00 am

Morning Session I

GENERAL SESSION
Session Chair: Ms. Dianne Petrunak, Penn State University

9:00 am Controlling Problematic Weeds in Turfgrass

Dr. Matthew Elmore, Assistant Extension Specialist in Weed Science, Center for Turfgrass Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Break

10:30 am PDA Update

Mr. Chris Santore, Agronomic Products Inspector, PA Department of Agriculture

11:00 am Proper Tree Pruning Techniques

Mr. James Savage, Affiliate Instructor in Horticulture, Penn State University

PDA credits in this session: Core–1; Cat. 6–1; Cat. 7–2; Cat. 23–3

Lunch

Afternoon Session I

GENERAL SESSION
Session Chair: Mr. Tom Bettle, Penn State University

1:00 pm Grounds Management at Penn State Main Campus

Mr. Matt Wolf, Grounds Supervisor, Penn State University

1:30 pm Keeping Your Crew Safe: Organizing Worksites

Mr. James Savage, Affiliate Instructor in Horticulture, Penn State University

Break

2:15 pm Winterizing Sprayers

Ms. Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, Pesticide Education, Penn State University

2:45 pm Strategies for Recovering from Summer and High Use Stresses: Being Green, Not Lean!

Mr. Bradley Jakubowski, Faculty Instructor, Turfgrass Science, Penn State University

PDA credits in this session: Core-1; Cat. 6–1; Cat. 7–2; Cat. 23–3

Morning Session II

GOLF SESSION
Session Chair: Mr. Jim Laubach, Bucknell University

9:00 am How Herbicides Work and What to Expect from Your Applications

Dr. Peter Landschoot, Professor of Turfgrass Science, Penn State University

Break

10:30 am USGA Green Section Year in Review

Mr. Elliott Dowling, USGA Agronomist, North East Region

11:00 am Genetically Engineered Turfgrasses: Are They in Your Future?

Dr. David Huff, Professor of Turfgrass Science, Penn State University

PDA credits in this session: Core–1; Cat. 7–3; Cat. 23–3

Lunch

Afternoon Session II

GENERAL SESSION
Session Chair: Dr. Andrew McNitt, Penn State University

1:00 pm Common Mistakes Made by Pesticide Applicators

Ms. Tracey Harpster, Extension Educator, Pesticide Education, Penn State University

1:30 pm Low Maintenance Fine Fescues: Utility, Issues, and Concerns

Dr. David Huff, Professor of Turfgrass Science, Penn State University

Break

2:15 pm Making Better Weather-based Management Decisions

Mr. Bradley Jakubowski, Faculty Instructor, Turfgrass Science, Penn State University

2:45 pm Managing High Traffic Turf Areas

Dr. Andrew McNitt, Professor of Soil Science, Penn State University

PDA credits in this session: Core–1; Cat. 7–3; Cat. 23–3

Advanced Registration: $55.00
On-site Registration: $60.00

Walk-in Registrations Welcome

  • Name badges are required for admission to the educational sessions and the exhibit area.
  • Although registration fees are waived for those over 65 years of age; for the spouses of paid attendees and for students, these individuals must be registered to receive a name badge.
  • Confirmations will be sent only to registered attendees who supply an email address. Name badges and other registration information will be available on site, as well as receipts for fees.
  • No refunds will be issued unless cancellations are received by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018.
  • A discounted rate is available to those who register in advance.

 

TRADE SHOW

A number of suppliers to the industry will be on hand with tabletop exhibits sharing the latest information about products and services of interest. Admission to the exhibit area is included with your registration.

 

 

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

All leased space is for tabletop displays or for free-standing displays that use equivalent space.

Exhibit Dates and Times:

The 2018 Northeastern Pennsylvania Turf Conference & Trade Show will be open for visitation by conference attendees Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Move-In/Set-Up Time:

Move-in will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.One (1) 8-foot, skirted table will be provided.

Tear-Down Time

Tear-down may not begin until 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018.  All booths must be completely removed by 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

 

 

For more information contact:

Nicole Kline at:
Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council
P.O. Box 99
Boalsburg, PA  16827
Email: ptcnik@gmail.com
Office: 814-237-0767
Fax: 814-414-3303

HOTEL INFORMATION:

The Woodlands Inn and Resort

1073 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570-824-9831
Fax: 570-824-8865
Reservations: 800-762-2222
Website: www.thewoodlandsresort.com

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From Philadelphia—Take the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike to Exit 36. Turn left onto Rt. 115 and follow for 5 miles to Exit 1. Make a left at light onto Rt. 315 North. The Woodlands is 1/4 mile on the right.

From the west—Take PA Turnpike east to Interstate 81N to Exit 170B. Get in the far right lane and take Exit 1 off 315N around the circle then left at the red light. The Woodlands is 1/4 mile on the right.

 

 

PTC CONTACT INFORMATION:

For more information about this event, registration or exhibiting contact:
Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council
Nicole Kline
P.O. Box 99
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Office: 814-237-0767
Fax: 814-414-3303
Email: info@paturf.org