Yesterday's seminar at Osaka was last of six seminars I've done this winter in the Turf Science Seminar 2011 series (ターフ・サイエンス・セミナー2011) at Tokyo and Osaka. These intensive full day seminars covered topics such as the effect of temperature on photosynthesis and photorespiration, the role of nitrogen in controlling the growth rate of the grass, the development and application of growth potential models for turfgrass, and a review of the most interesting new turfgrass research from the past year.
Yukio Ueno provided his usual excellent translation of the seminars, seminar workbooks, and presentation slides. The seminars were supported by Toro, Syngenta, and Simplot, allowing us to offer this educational program at a subsidized cost to the more than 240 greenkeepers who attended.
The seminar workbooks are available to download here:
- Seminar workbook 1 (December, 12月)
- Seminar workbook 2 (January, 1月)
- Seminar workbook 2 (February, 2月)
I would like to thank all the greenkeepers who took time out of their busy schedules to attend these seminars. And I look forward to more seminars next winter when we can cover more turfgrass science subjects.