ESAGCS Fall Turfgrass Conference Preview

Dear Industry Member,

Now that the trials and tribulations of the season of 2015 are behind most of us it is time to relax by the shore and at the same time learn from some of the best minds in the industry. Please join us at the newly renovated and beautiful Princess Royale Resort Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland for the ninth annual ESACGS Golf Turfgrass Conference.

The ESAGCS Conference Committee has carefully selected speakers to give relevant and up to date education on topics of importance to Mid Atlantic superintendents, staff and industry affiliates. GCSAA CEU credits have been applied for, as have Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia pesticide and nutrient management re-certification credit as well.

So plan now to join us for golf, food, fun and even some education, down at the ocean!  You can download a registration form at the bottom of the page.


ESAGCS Conference Committee

Day 1 – Wednesday, November 4th

6:45 – 7:45 – Breakfast

Morning Session

7:45 – 8:00 Welcome and opening remarks from the conference committee
8:00 – 10:00 Rich Buckley Rutgers University “2015 Turf Disease Update: Insight from the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab”

Break 10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 11:15 Allen Wronowski PGA Honorary President “Leadership from the Fairway and an Occasional Bunker”
11:15 – 11:45 Pesticide Regulation and Nutrient Management regulatory updates for Maryland and Delaware

11:45- 1:00 pm – Box Lunch and drive to golf course

Golf – 1 pm Shotgun at Rum Pointe Golf Links

Evening Welcome Reception, Poolside at the Princess Royale 6:00 – 8:00 Introducing Joe Roberts University of Maryland, awards and recognitions

Day 2 – Thursday November 5th

7:30-8:30 – Breakfast

Morning Session

8:30 – 11:45 Dr. Pat Vittum University of Massachusetts – “Back to the Basics of Insect Management”

Break 10-10:15

11:45 – 1 pm Lunch

Afternoon Session

1 pm – 4 pm Dr. Beth Guertal Auburn University – “The Ins and Outs of Foliar Nutrients”

Break 2:30 – 2:45

4:15 – 4:30 – Credits and Closing comments Mike Salvio CGCS ESAGCS President