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Chiba University Seminars

Registration Open for March 2011 Turfgrass Conference

Registration is now open for the Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia 2011 conference, to be held at Pattaya, Thailand, on 14 to 16 March. Registration forms, speaker profiles, and the program schedule are all posted at the conference website,

Seminar_room The 2011 event includes sessions with renowned turfgrass expert Dr. Don Loch from Australia, Dr. Jim Brosnan who heads the turfgrass weed science program at the University of Tennessee, and a new session with talks on successful techniques used by golf course superintendens at Thailand. Philip Russell from The R&A will open the conference with a talk on Understanding Sustainable Management with a special emphasis on the economic benefits that accrue from such an approach.

Field day The conference has been approved by GCSAA for 1.0 education points. And the classroom seminars are combined with the 5th Asian Turfgrass Field Day, this year looking especially at weed control in all types of grass, different species of zoysiagrass and their management requirements, along with other field demonstrations at golf courses near Pattaya.

Conference_dinner The conference venue is the Amari Orchid Pattaya, a 5-star beachfront hotel with a superb dedicated conference facility, as the hundreds of delegates from the 2009 and 2010 conferences can attest.

Organized for the Thailand Golf Association by Asian Turfgrass Center and the Thailand GCSA with support from The R&A, this event provides a wealth of practical information in a fun learning environment.


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