Videos and Webinars

Videos and Webinars


Turfgrass Cultural Practices
   - Mowing
   - Fertilization
   - Irrigation
   - Cultivation
   - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Backpack Sprayer Calibration - University of Kentucky
Blade Sharpening - University of Kentucky
Other videos from University of Kentucky

Recorded Webinars:

Preview 2018 Conference Education Sessions:

Dr. Jared Hoyle and Dr. Jay McCurdy - Low Budget Weed Control (Wed., Jan. 17)

   - Dr. Adam Thoms - Topdressing and Cultivation for Your Athletic Fields (Thurs., Jan. 18)

- Dr. Bryan Hopkins - Advanced Soil Science for the Sports Turfgrass Professional (Wed., Jan. 17)

- Thomas A. Rychlik, P.E., LEED-AP - Athletic Field Drainage from Design to Maintenance (Wed., Jan. 17 and Fri., Jan. 19)

Preview 2017 Conference Education Sessions:

Dr. Nick Christians - What About the Micronutrients? (Wed., Jan 25)

Phil Eason - A Break Through Approach to Human Growth and Leadership Development (Tues., Jan. 24)

   - Ben Polimer - Why Every Turf Manager Should Consider Using PGRs (Wed., Jan. 25)

   - Dr. Eric Miltner - Polymer Coated Fertilizer: Takes a Beating and Keeps on Feeding (Fri., Jan. 27)

   - Dr. Jim Brosnan - #WeedWatch2017 - Things to Watch for in Weed Management This Year (Wed., Jan. 25)

   - Dr. Jay McCurdy - Warm-Season Sports Turf Weed Management (Thurs., Jan. 25)

   - Pamela Sherratt - A Spring and Summer Renovation Plan (Wed., Jan 25)

   - Dr. Bryan Hopkins and Dr. Kelly Kopp - Don't Let Water Restrictions Strike You Out (Wed., Jan. 25)

2016 Conference Education Sessions:

  Dr. Nick Christians - Plant Soil Interactions (Tues., Jan. 19), Overseeding Selections and Practices to Increase the Performance of Your Field (Wed., Jan. 20), Poa annua Control in Sports Turf Areas (Thurs., Jan. 21)

   -   Dr. Brad Fresenburg and Mike Munie - Natural Grass Fields – From Construction to Performance and Perception (Thurs., Jan. 21) 

   -   Dr. Jared Hoyle - Advanced Weed Control for Athletic Field Turf (Wed., Jan 20)

   -   Scott Boyle and Dr. Brandon Horvath - Crisis Communications for Sports Turf Managers (Tue., Jan. 19)

   -   John Fech - Keys to Success in Media Interviews (Thurs., Jan. 21)

   -   Ryan Adams - Managing "The Field" Within the Field (Wed., Jan. 20)

   -   Dr. Clint Waltz - Developing and Implementing Best Management Practices for Sports Field Water Conservation (Tues., Jan. 19)

Hitting Conservation Targets with Minimum Compromise - Presented by Jack Karlin
Conservation goals are a reality for municipal sports field managers across the US. Meeting those goals means balancing the safety and playability of the fields with the pressures to reduce water use. Drought tolerant turf and water budgeting tools created specifically to calculate annual water requirements for drought tolerant turf allow managers to help set realistic goals AND maintain the field quality their communities require.
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Computing Irrigation Costs: Better Understanding and Managing Your Water Budget - Presented by Wade Hamilton

This online seminar will demonstrate how to break down and convert irrigation water use into dollars. ET data (historic, projected, and current), distribution uniformity, run times, water bills, plant material, and square footage of irrigated areas are the variables that will be used to project/analyze water usage. Step-by-step instructions for working through calculations will also be included. Determining run time costs can benefit facilities by identifying irrigated areas that could be turned down or off when there are drought restrictions. Information provided will also equip you with the tools to communicate effectively with non-irrigation managers.

Click HERE to view the recorded webinar.  ***Note: there is a mistake on slides 15 and 16.  The fraction that represents DU should be 100/85 (in the presentation, it is 85/100). 
Click HERE to view the PowerPoint.  The PowerPoint has been corrected with what is noted above.

Athletic Field Renovation Tips - Presented by Jeff Fowler

When renovating your sports field, there are 8 keys for success.  This presentation will focus on the various practices, including soil testing, fertility, aeration, and more, that keep athletic fields safe and playable for athletes and users.

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Smart Irrigation Practices - Presented by Dr. Alec Kowalewski
Water is essential to maintain the health of turfgrass plants.  When natural precipitation is not sufficient, turfgrass plants benefit from supplemental irrigation.  This presentation will focus on the benefits and disadvantages of irrigation, frequency and timing of irrigation events, amount of water to apply, and other considerations when irrigating recreational surfaces.

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Back to Basics: Understanding Turfgrass Fertility - Presented by Dr. Bryan Hopkins
Participants will learn about the importance of soil testing and how to interpret results.  They will then learn how to apply the results to build an annual fertility program for athletic fields.  Fertilizer sources and the pros and cons of each will also be outlined.

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How Mowing Affects Turfgrass - Presented by Dr. Doug Linde
The purpose of the presentation is to inform the audience on how mowing affects turf. Plant response, benefits and disadvantages of mowing, as well as recommended mowing practices will all be discussed.

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Maintaining Athletic Fields on a Limited Budget - Presented by Dr. Brad Fresenburg
The priority when maintaining sports fields at any level is to provide safe, playable fields for athletes.  All too often, budgetary limitations get in the way of proper care and maintenance of athletic fields.  Although there is no universal budgetary formula, some level of success can be achieved at most facilities.  Understanding and applying the essential cultural practices, as well as utilizing outside sources, athletic directors, coaches, and sports turf managers can collaborate to provide a healthy field that meets expectations.

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