Join us in Rocky Mount for an educational workshop about the best practices for general turf maintenance, the benefits of creating a sustainable soil-building program, pest management.
2 hours of D, L, N, X pesticide credits offered.
Rocky Mount Imperial Centre
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:30am – 2:15pm
Check in and registration begins at 9:00am
NCRPA Member Price: $ 35.00 per person - Lunch included
NCRPA Student Member Price: $15.00 per person - Lunch included
Non-Member Price: $ 45.00 per person - Lunch included
9:30am - 10:45am - Session One: What Do You Get For 5% - The Benefits of Developing a Sustainable Soil-Building Program
Presented by Gary Gittere, NC Composting Council
Rarely is there an opportunity to bring environmental and economic sustainability together than in the matching of organics recycling to the improvement in soil health. Agronomists and soil scientists have long-recognized the beneficial relationship between proper organic matter levels of 5% and improved soil health. Sports turf managers are now quantifying the economic benefits of compost use in sports turf applications. Studies now recognized how the loss of soil organic matter creates very significant economic and environmental impacts from irrigation to player safety to watershed protection. It is also widely recognized that there is an environmental and sustainability need to recycle organic waste. Through composting, these two important concerns are coming together with enormous promise.
11:00am - 12:15pm - Session Two: A Growing Career in Turfgrass Management
Presented by Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, Facilities Supervisor, Town of Cary Public Works, NC Sports Turf Managers Association
Jimmy shares his personal experience of growing his career in turf management, working with both professional organizations like the Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball team and local government organizations such as his current role with the Town of Cary. In his role as Cary's Facilities Manager, Jimmy oversees the maintenance of facilities such as the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Thomas Brooks Park, WakeMed Soccer Park and others. He will share why he chose a career in turfgrass management and why he chose to pursue professional opportunities such as his Certified Sports Field Manager certification and his involvement with the Sports Turf Managers Association.
12:15pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 2:15pm - Session Three: Pest Management
Presented by Nash County Cooperative Extension
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
For more information about the workshop, contact NCRPA
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