DDT 2022

Training seminar for sports field and open space turf care

A free training seminar presented by International Greenkeepers is being held for local Council and sports field professionals on Thursday 7th April 2022 at the Sydney Dragway, Ferrers Road Eastern Creek.

The seminar features an impressive line-up of some of Australia’s leading turf care and construction professionals. The program will focus on the latest advances and global best practice in turf maintenance, weed and disease control, construction and drainage for playing fields, sporting venues and public spaces.

Speakers include Peter Kirby on industrial herbicide options in the current climate. Peter has worked within the turf and ornamental industry in both commercial and technical roles for 19 years, holding positions with Nuturf, Nufarm, Bayer and Adama.

Toby Clarke is international sales director for Dennis mowers and Sisis equipment. He will discuss vertical action aerators, hydraulic driven scarifiers, self-propelled scarifier and de-thatcher and drum aerators.

Albie Leggett from Turf Care Australia is a specialist in disease management. Albie has 30 years sports turf Industry experience and is a qualified greenkeeper and golf course superintendent. He has a master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Sydney and involved in technical research.

Steve Jacobson who has previously been a golf course greenkeeper and superintendent, will present a session on the latest technology for solving slope and grounds maintenance problems.

Ben Gibson will present the topic, “building a great safety culture through effective leadership”. Ben appears on industry podcasts and national Turf Association magazines and a speaker at turf industry events in Australia, Asia New Zealand and the US.

Stephen Foster and James Evins of John Deere will speak on advances in smart technology and business lessons from the age of coronavirus.

Matt Goodbun and Michael Parsons will present advances in top dressing and line marking. Other program presenters include Bob Paddison from Turf Drain Australia, Weed Technics, Repco and International Greenkeepers.

Jason Hodges of Lawn Solutions Australia will facilitate the seminar program.

Daryl Davidson of International Greenkeepers said, “This is an excellent opportunity for local government personnel to update their knowledge about the latest advances and technology in sports field care.”

The free seminar opens with breakfast at 7.30am, with a barbecue lunch at 12.30pm, followed by a hosted tour of selected exhibitors at the National Diesel Dirt & Turf Expo.

To register visit https://www.dieseldirtandturf.com.au/free-training-seminar/. Seminar enquiries: Daryl Davidson 0406 942 363 or Damien Curtis 0475 514 279 or email internationalgreenkeepersfh@gmail.com.

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