Seminar - Irrigation Components, Concepts and Controllers
While I have an extensive knowledge of irrigation systems I found this seminar to be a good refresher course. We discussed basic aspects of installation, running, repairing and maintaining an irrigation system. Additionally, we examined proper irrigation scheduling, precipitation rates and sprinkler uniformity, along with central control operation.
Seminar - Progressive Annual Bluegrass and Creeping Bentgrass Population Management
This was my favorite seminar of the week. Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is a major weed on greens and through this seminar I learned several ways to reduce Poa annua populations without using pesticides. One method that was particularly interesting was by changing the set-up on our mowers. This set-up weakens the Poa annua plant thus giving a competitive advantage to the bentgrass.
We discussed what factors are involved in making a great first impression and how it affects the way we network within the industry. Additionally, we learned techniques in dealing with difficult people in various situations and how to deal with people that may not have the best professional etiquette.
|Professional etiquette seminar|
|Jacobsen booth at the GIS trade show.|
|Hunter Irrigation ad featuring HFCC in the picture.|