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DSTE to be Held in Biloxi

25 Aug, 2015


Managers of sports facilities hoping to attract even more events can learn about keeping their turf top-notch at the inaugural Deep South Turf Expo. Breakouts from the program include Professional Development, Professional Pesticide Usage and Safety, Soil and Water Management, Golf Turf, Sports Turf and Lawn and Landscape education.

A stellar cast from all over the southeast will speak on their specialties in Turfgrass management. Among the academics and researchers who will be presenting are Drs. Beth Guertal, Dave Han, Lawrence Graham and Scott McElroy, (Auburn); Drs. Stephen Enloe and Bryan Unruh, (University of Florida); Dr. Ron Strahan, (LSU); Drs. Christian Baldwin, Jay McCurdy, Barry Stewart and Maria Tomaso-Peterson, (Mississippi State) and Dr. Mike Goatley (Virginia Tech).

In addition, there are leading industry professionals to speak on aspects of professional development in all arenas of turf management including Bill Brown, Turf Republic; Ken Magnum, CGCS, retired from Atlanta Athletic Club; and Ray Sayre of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. For a complete listing of speaker line-up go to DeepSouthTurfExpo.org.

The Deep South Turf Expo is a collaboration of the Alabama Turfgrass Association, the Alabama Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Gulf Coast Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Louisiana-Mississippi Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Mississippi Turfgrass Association.  With their vision to provide a regional Turfgrass show, the Deep South Turf Expo will start a new era of traditions.  The inaugural event is scheduled for October 13-15 in Biloxi, MS and Turfgrass managers from all over the southeast are expected to congregate for this epic event.  

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