Well I've landed here in Vegas. One word WOW. As we went to land we had to abort at the last minute but this was a blessing as we got a great view of the strip at night. (The aiport is only about 10mins from the strip).
My room faces Wynn Golf Course which is spectacular green wall to wall (would be oversowed). Here's a pic:
This can be a very fun place but work had to be done. I again attended education sessions throughout the week. My first was Advanced Weed Management which was conducted by Dr Fred Yelverton (who some of you may know as he has been to Australia recently) and Dr Bert McCarty. There are some new product on the horizon for weeds but not sure if and when they will make it to Australia. Lucky we still have DSMA and MSMA- they dont and MSMA is being fazed out and there are really no silver bullets coming.
One big concern though with the herbicides is resistance which I think we will be hearing more of in the near future espeically with the SU family of herticides (Group B such as Monument, Sempra, Colesium, Tribute etc),
There are a couple of new weeds books available and if interested please email and I can direct you to where you can he then from when I sort through the rest of my notes from the seminars.
On the Tuesday I attended a seminar from the Penn State experts Dr Mike Fidanza and Dr John Kaminski. For those on social media you will of no doubt heard of these professors and have probably spoken to them. Dr Kaminski is the reason I got heavily invloved in social media in the first place. Great teachers and people. Here is a picture of them from my seminar.
Don't forget my presentation along with Robin at the AGCSA Turf Conference this year
"Using Social Media and Smartphone Apps in everyday Turf Management"
Presented By: Nadeem Zreikat Colin Campbell Chemicals @campbellturf & Robin Doodson Sanctuary Cove Golf Club @GreensSCGC
Time 8.30-10am Thursday 7th June.
Our aim is to expalin how social media can beneift turf managers in everyday situations.
If you are on twitter follow hashtag #AGCSA12 which myself and Robin have setup for the conference. We will post all relevant information there or follow us on twitter..
For more from Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd
Check out Nadeem Zreikat's blog that concentrates on our turf division and aims to bring useful information and updates for the Australian Turf Industry.