2015 Conference Education

2015 Conference Educational Materials

STMA is committed to providing current, relevant education to every member. STMA partnered with IntelliQuest Media again to record educational sessions at the 2015 conference.  Education sessions were recorded and synchronized with PowerPoint presentations.  These recordings benefit conference attendees unable to make it to concurrent sessions as well as those unable to attend the conference. 

Recorded sessions are available through an On-Line Library where users can have access to education at any time throughout the year.  Price for an all access subscription to the On-Line Library is $99.00 for conference attendees.  Individual sessions will also be available via the On-Line Library for $20 per session.  A Flash Drive will be available for purchase for those interested in a hard copy back up to the online content.  Click here to view recorded sessions.


In addition to conference recordings, speaker presentations and handouts are also available below;

Tuesday, January 13

2:30-5 pm 
STMA 400 - The Nuts and Bolts of Applied Nutrient Management - Bryan G. Hopkins, Ph.D., James Gish, CSFM, and Jessica Buss
STMA 401 - Turf and Weedy Grass ID - Tony Koski, Ph.D. and Alison O’Connor, Ph.D.
STMA 402 - Bermudagrass Culture and Disease Management in the Upper Transition Zone -Part 1 - Part 2 -  Lee Miller, Ph.D. and Brad S. Fresenburg, Ph.D.
STMA 403 - Soils 210 - Barry Stewart, Ph.D.
STMA 404 - ET, Irrigation Efficiency, Water Management, and Conservation - Brent Mecham

Wednesday, January 14

8 - 9:30 am
STMA 100 - Opening General Session
This year we feature what’s new in the industry. Four 20 minute presentations will focus on technological and innovative advances in the turfgrass industry. Presentations include:
    
The Emergence of the Natural and Synthetic Hybrid System - James Graff , Jason Berning, John Sorochan, Ph.D.
    
Yup, There’s an App for That - Barry Stewart, Ph.D.
    
Is Fraze Mowing Right for Your Field? - Chris Hilmes
    
Winterkill 2013-2014 - Cale A. Bigelow, Ph.D.

9:45 - 10:45 am
STMA 101 - Successful Employee Documentation: From Hire to Fire - Carole Daily
STMA 102 - Synthetic Turf: No Maintenance Required? - Troy Carson
STMA 103 - Three Keys to Managing High Traffic Turf - The National Mall - Michael Stachowicz
STMA 104 - Managing Surface Conversions for NFL and MLS in a Multi-Use Stadium - Patrick Maguire
STMA 105 - How Soil Profiles and Layering Can Impact Turf and Playability - Doug Linde, Ph.D.
STMA 106 - Insect Management for Early Career Sports Turf Managers - Presentation Notes - David Shetlar, Ph.D.

11 am - 12 pm
STMA 107 - The CSFM Process Demystified - Tim VanLoo, CSFM
STMA 108 - Social Media: Building Content, Increasing Engagement - Glenn Gray
STMA 109 - Functionality of Bermudagrass in the North - Pamela J. Sherratt
STMA 110 - New Trends and Technology in Sports Turf - Representatives from STMA Commercial Companies
STMA 111 - Resisting the Resistance: Preventing and Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds  - Article - Jay McCurdy, Ph.D.
STMA 112 - Turf Management Practices on High Use/High Wear Sports Fields - Keith Winter

Women's Forum Presentation - Amy Fouty, CSFM

2 - 3:15 pm
STMA 113 - Lightning - What We Do (and Don’t) Know - Troy M. Kimmel, Jr.
STMA 114 - Soil Water Repellency and Wetting Agent: Introduction and Newest Updates - Xi Xiong, Ph.D., Mica McMillan
STMA 115 - Introduction to the New Health Care Laws – Michelle Walker
STMA 116 - Your Synthetic Turf Field From Conception to Grave - Michael Tarantino, CSFM, Jim Cornelius, CSFM
STMA 117 - Who's your Mother?  Bermudagrass Selections and Cultivars for Sports Fields - Beth Guertal, Ph.D.
STMA 118 - Cultural Practices & Guidelines for Low Budget Athletic Fields - Brad S. Fresenburg, Ph.D.

3:30 - 5 pm
STMA 119 – Find the Best – H. Dann Harris
STMA 120 - Improving Water Efficiency: Take the Million Gallon Challenge! - Brad Jakubowski
STMA 121 - Best Management Practices for Pesticide-Free, Cool Season Athletic Fields - Jason Henderson, Ph.D. and Victoria Wallace
STMA 122 - Sports Turf Management in the Transition Zone - Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., Cale A. Bigelow, Ph.D.
STMA 123 – In-Season Field Renovations and Conversions - Steve Bush, CSFM, CFB and Derek York
STMA 124 - Advanced Weed Control for Athletic Field Turf - Gerald Henry, Ph.D., Jared A. Hoyle, Ph.D.

Thursday, January 15

8 - 9:15 am
STMA 200 - What I've Learned…19 Seasons in Professional Baseball - Larry DiVito
STMA 201 - Innovation in Action - Ryan Bjorn
STMA 202 - Groundskeeping in Professional Soccer, Managing Turf/Expectations in the MLS - Weston Appelfeller, CSFM
STMA 203 - Performance of Bermudagrass vs. Synthetic Turf: What Does the Research Say? - Adam Thoms
STMA 204 – Motivate the Best – H. Dann Harris
STMA 205 - Advancing Turfgrass Knowledge Through Science: The ‘Grass Roots’ Initiative and the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program - Geoffrey Rinehart

9:30 - 10:45 am
STMA 206 - Reducing Your Inputs - TJ Brewer, CSFM
STMA 207 - K-12 Turf Manager Wanted - Do you have what it takes? - Rich Watson
STMA 208 - How to Successfully Execute More Special Events on Your Field - Luke Yoder
STMA 209 - Maintenance Schedules for Soccer - Is there such a thing? - Philip Michael Sharples
STMA 210 - Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Shade Stress Problems - John Sorochan, Ph.D.
STMA 211 - Balancing Work and Family - Lisa Goatley, James Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D.

8 - 10:45 am
Student Sessions
    
8 - 8:30 am - The Student Challenge Exam Demystified – STMA Student Challenge Committee Members
    
8:35 - 9:35 am - STMA 212 - The Journey and Daily Life of an MLB Groundskeeper - Presentation Outline - Derek Hurlburt
    
9:45 - 10:45 am - STMA 213 - Internships: How to Attract Interns and How to Land an Internship - Doug Linde, Ph.D.

11 - 11:45 am
Keynote - Karl Mecklenburg 

Friday, January 16

8 - 10 am
STMA 300 - MLB Panel - Dan Bergstrom, Larry DiVito, Derek Hurlburt, Stephen Lord, Luke Yoder
STMA 301 - MLS Panel - Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Ryan Bjorn, Phil McQuade, Allen Reed, CSFM, Philip Michael Sharples, Kevin White
STMA 302 - NFL Panel - Darian Daily, Chris Ecton, Don Follett, Allen Johnson, CSFM, Tony Leonard, Andrew S. McNitt, Ph.D., Jay Warnick
STMA 303 - Beyond the Big 3 - Managing Facilities for the "Other" Sports - Part 1 - Part 2 - Matt Anderson, CSFM, Tim VanLoo, CSFM

Innovative Sessions
10 am - STMA 304 - Using Soil Moisture Meters to Make More Informed Irrigation Decisions - Shane Conroy
10:30 am - STMA 305 - 2 Hour Infield Renovation - Mike Hebrard
11 am - STMA 306 - Surfactant Effects on a Municipal Sports Field - Alexander Duffy
11:30 am - STMA 307 - Using Insight Tools to Drive Decision Making Technology - Bruce Jump and Aaron Johnsen

1:30 - 3 pm
STMA 308 - Unique Applications in Synthetic Turf: A Panel Discussion - Darian Daily, Eric Fasbender, CSFM, Don Follett, Abby McNeal, CSFM, Andrew S. McNitt, Ph.D., Adam Thoms
STMA 309 - Winterkill 2013-2014 In Review: Causes and Recovery - Cale A. Bigelow, Ph.D., Michelle DaCosta, Ph.D., Jason Henderson, Ph.D., Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., Pamela J. Sherratt, Barry Stewart, Ph.D.


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