Western Regional Conference to be held in Buffalo

On March 11, 2002, the New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA) will present the Western Regional Conference, a one-day seminar designed to inform turf professionals of the latest research and cultural practices at the Radisson Hotel and Suites Buffalo Airport. In addition to the educational sessions, this one-day conference will include a trade show with vendors representing green industry products.

This year's Western Regional Conference has a strong focus on environmental issues for the turf industry with topics on communicating pest management practices to the public, basics of pesticide fate and regulations and laws affecting the green industry. Noteworthy speakers include Dr. Frank Rossi, Dr. George Hudler, Dr. Clifford Scherer and Dr. Martin A. Petrovic of Cornell University.

Conference hours are from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, with registration beginning at 7:30 am. The cost of the program is $60.00 for NYSTA members/$75.00 for nonmembers. Registration fee will include all instruction, materials, breaks and lunch. New NYSTA members may attend for half the member rate ($30 preregistered).

To obtain a conference brochure or for more information, please call NYSTA at (800) 873-8873, (518) 783-1229, fax (518) 783-1258, or write NYSTA, PO Box 612, Latham, NY 12110; e-mail nysta@nysta.org. Visit their web site at www.nysta.org

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