On January 15, 2020, MALCP held their 2020 Winter Lawn Care Conference (WLCC) at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge MA. This was a great opportunity for everyone in the Lawn Care and Green Industries, such as: Lawn Care Professionals, Sports Turf Managers, Golf Course Personnel, Landscapers, and Municipal/Institutional Groundskeepers, to meet and interact.
Michael Stachowitz, Program Manager/National Park Service, presented a talk on “Managing High Traffic Turf-A Sustainable Approach to the Rehabilitation of the National Mall”.
The National Park Service, over the past decade, has used a multi-prong approach to rehabilitate the Mall which included reconstruction, agronomy programs, and event management.
An engaged audience!
“A thank you” to Mary Owen, UMass Turf Extension agent, for all her continuing education to professionals and the public on turf care.
The conference agenda included:
Technical Basics of Pesticides and Pesticide Enforcement, by Fred Oakes & Mike McClean
Managing High Traffic Turf- A Sustainable Approach to the Rehabilitation of the National Mall, by Michael Stachowicz
Glyphosate: A Regulatory Perspective, by Hotze Wiinja, MA State Chemist
Effectively Communicating About the Science of Pesticides, by Bob Mann
Thank you to our Trade Show Sponsors and Exhibitors!
Atlantic Golf and Turf • SiteOne • Thermacell • Harrell’s • SYNGENTA • Agresource • NUTRIEN/Crop Production Services • PBI Gordon • Valley Green • Evergreen • Corteva Agriscience • Cutting Edge Lawn Mgmt. • Solu-Cal USA/Growmark FS LLC • Northeast Nursery/Northeast Golf and Turf • NuFarm • Target-Specialty Products • Weston-Wholesale Nurseries