2018 NTA Conference

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & EDUCATION

Sunday, October 28

11 a.m.
Registration
Wine Valley Golf Club

12:30 p.m.
Golf
Wine Valley Golf Club—Shotgun Start

5:30 p.m.
Wine Dinner
Three Rivers Winery

Lodging
Accommodations at The Marcus Whitman Hotel

Monday, October 29

6:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Walla Walla Country Club

6:30 a.m.
Registration
Walla Walla Country Club

7:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
NTA President, Jacob Close
Sudden Valley Golf & Country Club

7:40 – 8:40 a.m.
Dr. Alec Kowalewski, Oregon State University &
Brian McDonald, Oregon State University
Effects of Winter Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Potassium Rates on Microdochium Patch

8:40 – 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Guertal, Auburn University
Thatch and Organic Matter Management

9:40 – 10 a.m.
Break

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Bob Vaughey, Rolling Hills County Club &
Nick Schaan, DMK Golf Design
Remodel Project at Rolling Hills Country Club (Design and Construction)

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Dr. Grigoriy Pinchuk, AGPW, Inc.
Effects of Microbial Applications on Golf Turf

11:50 a.m.
Lunch

12:45 p.m.
Golf
Walla Walla Country Club—Shotgun Start
Best-Ball Foursomes, KP's, and Long Drives

5 p.m.
No-Host Cocktail Reception
Walla Walla Country Club

6 p.m.
Dinner Reception
Walla Walla Country Club

Tuesday, October 30

Breakfast on your own

7:30 a.m.
NTA Annual Meeting
Conference Center, The Marcus Whitman Hotel

8 –9 a.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Guertal, Auburn University
Myths and Facts in Soil Fertility

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Larry Gilhuly, USGA
The Power of Forward Tees; Resource Management Tool

9:45 – 10 a.m.
Break

10 – 11 a.m.
Clint Mattox, Oregon State University &
Peter Sorokovsky, City of Burnaby
How Long Can a Golf Course Go Without Traditional Fungicides?

11 – 11:45 a.m.
Bob Vaughey, Rolling Hills Country Club &
Nick Schaan, DMK Golf Design
Remodel Project at Rolling Hills Country Club (Grow-in and Agronomy)

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Jerry Anhorn, Dean of Workforce Education and BAS Programs
Walla Walla Community College &
Dr. Gwen Stahnke, Walla Walla Community College
Turf Program Future and Putting Green Project at WWCC

12:15 p.m.
End of Conference

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