It's Happening! WOW 2.0 Episode #2 Scheduled for November 4th


Attention all Turf Managers!  We are pleased to let you know our WOW webinar ‘Episode #2’ is back on, bigger and better, re-scheduled for Thursday, November 4th from 1:00pm to 4:30pm Pacific time.


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1.0 CEC/CEU available (see details below).
Times listed are Pacific.
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Episode #2:  Thursday, November 4th, 2021 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

1:00pm – 2:00pm
‘Autonomous Mowers for Professional Sportsturf’
Karin Juul Hesselsøe, Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research

Arguably, the professional turf management industry is on the cusp of an automation revolution. In fact, it’s already started and soon, autonomous mowers will likely dominate the landscape.

As with all new technology, there have been growing pains for robot mowers.  More products are hitting the market all the time but very little institutional based research has taken place on the subject, leaving more questions than answers.

One Scandinavian study has shone some light on areas of turf quality, reduced fertilizer costs and less us of fossil fuels.  Karin Juul Hesselsøe from the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research will bring forward results and discussion of their R&D project that took place on one golf course in each of the five Nordic countries in 2019.  

2:00pm – 2:15pm:  3 X five minute sponsor presentations

Note to industry suppliers and service providers – 3 X 5 minute sponsor presentations are available for all WOW 2.0 Episodes.  For best impact, match your goods and services with subject matter of the day and/or present at multiple episodes, it’s up to you!  Contact us soon if you’re interested as space is very limited and so your company name/logo can be included in our event marketing.

2:15pm – 3:15pm
‘Pesticide Products and Factors Affecting Their Performance’
Peter Isaacson, Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association

Peter Isaacson is a horticulture industry consultant serving as the CNLA’s National IPM / Minor Use Coordinator.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Pest Management from Simon Fraser University.  Peter’s specialty is working on IPM and pesticide issues for ornamental horticulture.

Peter has been a familiar face at our conference and joins us once again to discuss various factors affecting pesticide performance such as application rate, timing and intervals, efficacy, how to minimize degradation, adjuvants and other performance enhancing factors.


3:30pm – 4:30pm
‘New WorksafeBC Rules Impact on the Turf Management Industry”
Doug Pasco, Consultation and Education Services, WorksafeBC
Don Schouten, Senior Prevention Advisor, WorksafeBC
Rose McDonald, Industry Specialist, WorksafeBC

For turf managers in British Columbia, major amendments to the OH&S Act came into force on September 1, 2021, all of which will impact the industry and some more than others.  

There’s a lot to talk about and while a one hour webinar isn’t enough to cover everything, this session is designed to give you the low down on new requirements for headgear, high-vis clothing, pesticide REI’s and the big one, roll-over protection for mobile equipment.

No doubt you will have questions and we’re planning to have some time for this.  It will be difficult to answer everything but many of you will be asking the same things.  If you have a question, send it to Jerry Rousseau in advance of this session. 

Future WOW episodes remain in the planning stages, we’ll let you know when the schedule is firmed up. Hope to see you on November 4th!