It’s back! Aquatrols’ award winning webinar series returns October 14 – 18 on TurfNet! Water Week 2013 will feature five brand new webinars centered on the intelligent use of water in the turfgrass industry. The best part? All five webinars are FREE and can earn you continuing education credits from the GCSAA.
On Tuesday, October 15 Dr. Erik Ervin (Virginia Tech) will present “Soil Surfactants and Amino Acids for Improved Creeping Bentgrass Dehydration Avoidance.” Dr. Ervin will explain how soil moisture deficits, soil water repllency, and salt stress are all related in terms of how bentgrass responds physiologically. He will also touch on a number of new products aimed at improving bentgrass physiological responses to dehydration. This is a follow up to his 2012 Water Week presentation, which you can view here.
Larry Lennert, Aquatrols’ Midwest Territory Manager takes the mic on Wednesday with an examination of one of the most common, yet least understood issues related to irrigation water: high bicarbonate. Mr. Lennert will discuss the ongoing debate over whether high levels of bicarbonate pose any problems for turfgrass managers. He will conclude with a brief summery of the latest university research investigating bicarbonate in irrigation water.
The week continues on Thursday, October 17 with exciting new research from Dr. Stan Kostka, Director of Technology and Business Development at Aquatrols. Dr. Kostka will discuss groundbreaking results regarding surfactant seed coating in restoring rangeland and explain how this technology may soon translate to the golf course environment.
Water Week 2013 wraps up on Friday, October 18 with “Environmental Biophysics 101,” an enlightening presentation from Dr. Bryan Hopkins, Associate Professor of Environment Science of Managed Landscapes at Brigham Young University. Dr. Hopkins will discuss how water and solvents move through soil and the impacts of such movement (or lack-there-of) on turf, the environment, pests, and profits.
Each webinar is slated to begin at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) on the date specified. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation on Twitter by using the #WaterWeek13 hashtag.
Can’t join us live? Each webinar will be archived shortly following its conclusion for later viewing. We thank all those who work to make Water Week a success each and every year, including all of our speakers and attendees. Let’s make Water Week 2013 the best yet! Register now!