On 14 and 15 December I gave seminars at Tokyo and Osaka, respectively, to audiences of greenkeepers who came for a full-day seminar about turfgrass science. It wasn't just greenkeepers from those cities, in attendance, however; some greenkeepers traveled all the way from Niigata, Mie, and Yamaguchi to spend a day learning about new developments in turfgrass science that can be applied in their day-to-day work.
The translator for these seminars was Mr. Yukio Ueno who also translates the monthly article I write for ゴルフ場セミナー magazine. The cost of putting on these seminars is offset by generous support from Syngenta, Toro, and Simplot. The fourteen page seminar workbook for the December seminars can be downloaded here.
The January seminars will discuss turfgrass growth potential, fertilization, turfgrass stress, management of soil water, and a number of other topics that will be of interest and practical use to turfgrass managers in Japan.