Golf and Sports Turf Management Conference

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hosted by the University of Kentucky
All for $49 (trade show registration included)

Golf course superintendents and sports turf professionals will have new education opportunities at GIE+EXPO 2019 (Green Industry & Equipment Expo). The Golf and Sports Turf Management Conference will take place October 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the annual tradeshow.

Golf and Sports Turf Management Conference

Conference Schedule

Travis Shaddox8:30 - 9:20 AM
Travis Shaddox, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Interpreting Soil Test Reports for Turfgrass

Travis Shaddox, Ph.D. develops best-management practices for the lawn, golf, sport turf and sod industries. His research focuses on soil fertility and turfgrass nutrition with consideration given to reducing costs and environmental risk from the application of granular and foliar nutrients. In addition, Dr. Shaddox develops reliable interpretations of soil and tissue tests for turfgrass.


Kyley Dickson9:20 - 10:10 AM
Kyley Dickson, Ph.D. University of Tennessee
The Impact of Fraise Mowing and Overseeding

Kyley Dickson, Ph.D. is a research associate at the University of Tennessee working with Dr. John Sorochan. He has completed joint research on fraise mowing with the University of Kentucky. He is involved in many sports turf related studies focusing on improving athletic field performance and safety.


Dan Strunk10:20 - 11:10 AM
Dan Strunk, Ph.D. Western Kentucky University
Weed Control Options for Cool-Season Grasses

Dan Strunk, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University in the Department of Agriculture and Food Science. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Tennessee and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.