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Turfgrass Short Course


When are the 2018 Short Courses Scheduled to be Held?
    December 10 - 13 (Monday - Thursday)

What about the 2018 Advanced Short Course?
    The Advanced Short Course is for persons who have either completed the Regular Short Course or have an equivalent training. Both Short Courses will be offered December 10 - 13 (Monday - Thursday) at the Belmont Recreation Center (see below). Classes will be taught in separate buildings with both groups having lunch together.

Where are the Short Courses being Held?
    Belmont Golf Course Recreation Center; 1600 Hilliard Road; Henrico, VA 23228

What is the Cost?
$330 for VTC Members; $360 for Non Members

How do I Register?
   Download a registration form or Register and Pay using PayPal
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What Hotels are Available?
    Several Hotels are within an easy driving distance of Belmont Golf Course. Several persons stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites (5406 Glenside Drive, Richmond, VA 23228) which is 5-10 minutes from the Belmont Recreation Center.

What about Lunch?
    Lunch is included with the registration fee

What is the Schedule? (here is a draft of the topics for the REGULAR Short Course)      
2018 ADVANCED Virginia Turfgrass Short Course
Monday, Dec. 10
    9:00-12:00 Nutrition Intuition (Mike Goatley)
    1:00-5:00 Advanced Fertilizers (Beth Guertal)
Tuesday, Dec. 11
    8:00-9:00 Myths, Fact, and Legends About Fertility (Beth Guertal)
    9:15 – 10:15 Reading Soil Test Reports: The Virginia Version (Beth Guertal)
   10:30-11:30 “Stressing” on Potassium? How About the “Non-nutrients”:
                 Si, Phosphite, Carbon? Where do They Fit in a Program? (Beth Guertal)
    1:00-3:00 Advanced Soil Science (Jon Dickerson)
    3:00-5:00 Applied Physiology: Managing the Competition (Mike Goatley)
Wednesday, Dec. 12
    8:00-10:00 Advanced Turfgrass Entomology (Tom Kuhar)
    10:15-12:00 Biology and management of sedges (Jeff Derr)
    1:00-5:00 Advanced Weed Science (Shawn Askew)
Thursday, December 13
    8:00-12:00 Advanced Turfgrass Pathology (David McCall)
    1:00-4:00 Emerging Technologies
            in Turfgrass Management: Drones (Dan Swafford, Jordan Booth)

2018 BASIC Virginia Turfgrass Short Course
Monday, Dec. 10
     9:00-12 Turfgrass Identification, Selection, and Adaptation (Sam Doak)
    1:00-2:30 The Basics in Turfgrass Growth and Development (Mike Goatley)
    2:30-5:00 Turfgrass Mathematics and Calibration (Sam Doak and Mike Goatley)
Tuesday, Dec. 11
    8:00-9:00 Principles in Irrigation Management
            and Improving Water Use Efficiency (Sam Doak)
    9:00-12:00 Soil Science Principles for Turfgrass Managers (Jon Dickerson)
    1:00-3:00 Fertilizer and Lime Sources for Turf Management (Mike Goatley)
    3:15-5:00 Fertility Programming and Water Quality Protection (Nick Yakish)
Wednesday, Dec. 12
    8:00-10:00 Weed Identification (Jeff Derr)
    10:15-12:00 Principles in Turfgrass Entomology (Tom Kuhar)
    1:00-3:00 Principles in Turfgrass Establishment (Adam Nichols)
    3:15-5:00 Cultural Programs in Turfgrass Management (Mike Goatley)
Thursday, December 13
    8-12:00 Principles in Turfgrass Weed Control
            and Plant Growth Regulation (Shawn Askew)
    1:00-4:00 What Happened Here? Problem Solving
            Using What We Learned This Week (Mike Goatley)