Featured Speakers of the Month

Each month, two speakers presenting at the 2018 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas are featured. Don’t miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!

Dr. James Brosnan is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee. On Wednesday, January 17, he will be presenting “Warm Season Weed Control”.

Interested in new herbicides? Want to learn about fraze mowing for weed control? Curious about herbicide resistance? Learn about the biggest weed management issues facing warm-season field managers in 2018.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the biggest issues in warm-season weed management in 2018.
  • Become familiar with new technologies for managing weeds in 2018.
  • Learn about integrated weed management on sports fields.

JakubowskiBrad Jakubowski is an Instructor of Plant Science at Penn State University. On Thursday, January 18, he will be presenting “Making Better Weather-Based Management Decisions”.

Management decisions based on weather can have a large impact on field conditions. Provide more consistent playable field conditions by better understanding and utilizing your weather data. Learn how to proficiently integrate weather data, maps and forecasts into your daily management routine to provide the best playing conditions possible.

Turf managers will learn:

  • Fundamental concepts of meteorology.
  • How to interpret daily weather graphs and weather station data.
  • To apply meteorological information to turfgrass management especially with how it may impact game scheduling, disease management and regular management scheduling.