PACE Turfgrass Research Announces Seminar

New technologies for achieving higher quality turf will be highlighted at this year’s 10th Annual PACE Turfgrass Research Seminar to be held April 7 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego. Seven California CEUs have been approved, and 0.65 GCSAA education points have been applied for. Online registration is available at or by calling 858-272-9897. Registration for the meeting is $150 if reserved prior to April 3. Registration at the door is $190.

Topics covered at the seminar include an introduction to precision management: IPM, GPS and GIS; photography for IPM; quantifying and achieving firmer greens; new information on rapid blight; water quality and turf performance; precision tools for measuring turf quality and updates on disease, insect and weed management.

Drs. Wendy Gelernter and Larry Stowell, research directors of PACE, are featured speakers with three guest presenters: Dr. Shoumo Mitra, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Cal Poly Pomona; Dr. Mary Olsen, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona; and Dr. Frank Wong, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside.

Registration fees include educational materials, parking, continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

Approximately 125 golf course superintendents and turf managers regularly attend the 10-session seminar. Presentations and handouts from all the sessions for 2006 and for years past are available to PACE members at the PACE website at (Non-members may signup at the site for a free trial membership.)

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