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WA Seminars - Presenters

Updated: Apr 28, 2023


When it comes to maintaining and improving turf quality, it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and techniques. That's why we're excited to announce our upcoming GTS Educational Series, featuring a lineup of expert presenters who will share their knowledge and insights with attendees. From topics like turfgrass root zone management and open space management, these speakers are at the forefront of their fields and will provide invaluable information to help turf professionals elevate their skills and practices. In this blog post, we'll introduce each presenter and give you a sneak peek of what they'll be discussing at the event. So get ready to learn from the best and take your turf management skills to the next level!


The Root of All Turfgrass


Date: May 9th, 2023

Location: Ascot Racecourse, 71 Grandstand Road, Ascot, WA, 6104

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Presenters:

Paul Spencer GTS

Paul Spencer

Director and Head Agronomist, Greenway Turf Solutions


The Relationship Between Soil and Irrigation Water

The impact of irrigation water on turfgrass health and soil depends on the quality of the water and the management practices employed by turf managers. When poor-quality irrigation water is used there can be numerous adverse effects on both turfgrass health and soil quality.


Developing a Vigorous Root System using Kelp-Based Stimulants

Kelp-based stimulants contain a variety of plant hormones that regulate root growth, development, and response to environmental stimuli. Determining the hormone ratio in kelp-based stimulants plays a vital role when selecting a product for encouraging the development of a strong root system.


Craig Easton

National Sales Manager, Greenway Turf Solutions


Root Health Assessments

Evaluating the condition and viability of the root system of turfgrass is critical for the overall health and performance of the turfgrass. A thorough root health assessment measuring the depth and density of the roots, as well as the presence of any fungal diseases, insect pests and plant parasitic nematodes, will enable turfgrass managers to develop a management plan to improve the root health of their turfgrass.


Andrew Kolbee

Technical Field Agent, Greenway Turf Solutions


Rethink Thatch Management

Soil compaction and thatch build-up are two common issues that can make it difficult for water, air, and nutrients to move through the soil and reach the turfgrass roots. As a result, the roots may not grow as deeply or as extensively as they should and a favourable environment for pests and diseases is created. Addressing soil compaction and thatch management using innovative machinery is important for promoting a healthy turfgrass plant.

Peter Kirby

General Manager, Indigo Specialty Products


Managing Turfgrass Rootzone Moisture Levels

Soil surfactants can have several benefits for turfgrass growth and health, particularly in the root zone. By improving water movement, nutrient distribution, and soil structure, they can help to ensure that turfgrass has the resources it needs to thrive.

Microbes in the Turfgrass Rootzone

There are several beneficial soil microbes that can be found in the root zone of turf. These microbes include mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobacteria, Trichoderma spp and Bacillus spp. The presence of these beneficial soil microbes can help improve soil health, and increase plant growth and vigour.


Open Space Management Seminar


Date: May 10th, 2023

Location: Ascot Racecourse, 71 Grandstand Road, Ascot, WA, 6104

Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Presenters:

Paul Spencer

Director and Head Agronomist, Greenway Turf Solutions


The Relationship Between Soil and Irrigation Water

The impact of irrigation water on plant health and soil depends on the quality of the water and the management practices employed by open space managers. When poor-quality irrigation water is used there can be numerous adverse effects on both plant health and soil quality.


Craig Easton National Sales Manager, Greenway Turf Solutions


Thinking Outside the Box

By thinking outside the box, creative thinking and a willingness to explore innovative ideas when managing open spaces to become more engaging, sustainable and user-friendly.



Peter Kirby General Manager, Indigo Specialty Products


Aquatic Weeds and Algae Management

Aquatic weeds and algae can have a negative impact on aquatic ecosystems by reducing water quality, hindering recreational activities, and disrupting natural habitats for fish and other aquatic organisms. Controlling their growth can have positive results for both the environment and humans.


Glyphosate-Free Products for Weed Control

The widespread use of products containing the active ingredient glyphosate is seen by some stakeholders in open space management. With this in mind, what are some alternative options to substitute glyphosate for effective weed management?



Dale Tunstall

Territory Business Development Manager IVM, Envu


Esplanade® and Method® for Industrial Vegetation Management

Esplanade and Method are two herbicides used in industrial vegetation management for controlling weeds and other unwanted vegetation. These 2 innovative products in the Envu portfolio have undergone extensive trial work and evaluation in numerous industrial vegetation management scenarios to control many difficult-to-control weeds.



Matthew Holmes

Turf & IVM Commercial Manager, Adama


Woody Weed Control for Industrial Vegetation Management

Adama produces herbicides for woody weed control, but the specific product you would need will depend on the species of weed you are trying to control and the location where it is growing. Determine the best course of action by correctly identifying the target weed and understanding the chemistry being applied.




Follow the link below for more information and to register. https://www.greenwayturfsolutions.com/gts-educational-series

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