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2020 Conference Tracks Determined

STMA’s Conference Education Committee is working hard to put together another fantastic education program.  The 2020 Conference will have 7 tracks focusing on the different aspects of sports field and facility management.

  • The Turfgrass Management track will address bermudagrass cultivars and management, traffic stress tolerance studies, and maximizing cool-season grass inputs. This track discusses cultural practices to benefit cool-season, warm-season and transition zone turfgrass managers.
  • Professional Development focuses on communication and decision making, work/life balance, and developing and enhancing your public image.
  • The Soil Science track offers sessions on managing the nutrients needed to successfully manage athletic field rootzones.
  • The Water track will focus on troubleshooting irrigation system electronics and hydraulics, smart irrigation and how to conduct irrigation audits to track water use.
  • The Pest and Environmental Issues track will provide strategies for fungicide and disease control, weed control, shade stress and bio-control of pests.
  • Baseball will cover field renovation and construction of existing and new fields. Additionally, the influence weather has on management and game-time decisions will be featured.
  • The Synthetic track will feature sessions on installation and maintenance and how to approach the specification process and project management. Field testing will also be included.

The Conference Education Committee has created a program that has something for everyone.  Don’t miss all that the 2020 Conference has to offer!