Registration In Full Swing for NTA Conference at Chambers Bay - CEC's Just Approved

12.04.20-NTA-LogoChambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open, will first be the site of the annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association as green industry professionals gather in University Place, near Tacoma, October 5-7, 2014.

Note from WCTA Executive Director, Jerry Rousseau:

WCTA members are welcome to attend the NTA conference and what an opportunity it is!  Participating in the education program, experiencing this outstanding golf course that will host the very first US Open in the Pacific Northwest and networking with our friends south of the border has nothing but benefits. 

Several Canadians have already signed up but space is limitted. If you haven't been to the NTA Conference, its definitely worth some consideration so have a look at the schedule.  We're especially excited about the First Green program presentation and note the following BC CEC points that are available:  

Leaves of Grass: A Practical Understanding of Turf Nutrient Use
Dr. Micah Woods
1.0 IPM

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Green:  Light, Shade and Turf
Dr. Micah Woods
1.0 IPM

Pythium Crown and Root Rot and other Diseases of Interest in the Northwest
Dr. Jenny McMorrow
1.0 IPM

Nematodes - A New Northern Pest?
Dr. Rob Golembiewski
1.0 IPM

Controlling Microdochium Patch Today and Tomorrow
Brian McDonald and Clint Mattox
1.0 IPM

Summary of Ion Exchange Resin Capsule Research at Walla Walla Country Club
Matt Williams
0.5 IPM

We hope to show up in Tacoma with a strong contingent and support our neighbours to the south!

The official online registration form is available by clicking here for the conference Oct. 5-7.

Two rounds of golf will be held on the links-style course on the shore of Puget Sound that will test the world’s best players less than nine months later.

The education sessions for the conference will be held adjacent to the golf course at the Pierce Country Environmental Services Building. The Liberty Inn in DuPont will serve as the host hotel. Our dinner banquets will be held at Tacoma Country & Golf Club on Sunday night and Fircrest Golf Club on Monday night.

Click here for a complete schedule as well as directions.

The lineup of educational speakers is impressive with Dr. Micah Woods from the Asian Turfgrass Center giving two talks. Also on the schedule are Dr. Rob Golembiewski from Bayer Crop Science and Jenny McMorrow from Turf Diagnostics in New York.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and more information is available by clicking here.

If there are any questions on sponsorship, or the entire conference, Paul Ramsdell, the executive director of the NTA, would love to hear from you. He can be reached at or 253-219-8360.