WCTA Online Webinar Series – ‘WOW 3.0’

The WCTA’s popular online webinar series will continue throughout 2022 with our first WOW 3.0 episode scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th.

The WCTA Board, in particular President Gary Bartley, wanted to make sure that WCTA members had more educational opportunities available outside our traditional summer field days and winter conference.  While online delivery was initially seen as some form of substitution measure during COVID, it turns out there are many positives when it comes to online training like low cost and accessibility for those who are geographically challenged.


The plan is to deliver as timely education as possible with a focus on CEC/CEU points however not all talks will involve pesticide points.  In fact, if you have ideas for subject matter and speakers please let us know.

While you’re mulling it over, here’s the WOW 3.0 schedule keeping in mind our fall dates are not 100% confirmed at this point.

Episode #1 – Wednesday, May 18, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm:
‘Correct Application of Fertilizers and Fungicides’
Dave Duncan, Turf Health Products
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Having graduated from the Penn State University Turf Management program in 1998, Dave Duncan has 27 years of experience (and counting) in the turf industry.  A former golf course superintendent, he has been specializing as a technical consultant since the early 2000’s, starting his own independent firm, Turf Health Products Inc, in 2006.  He served on the WCTA Board of Directors for 10 years, culminating as President in 2011 and has presented at dozens of conferences, field days and seminars over the years.

Dave will review processes related to the correct application of fertilizers and fungicides in golf course and sportsfield applications.  Never has there been a more important time to have the confidence to apply products correctly.  Budgetary concerns, safety in the Environment and safety to the community all rely on the correct principals of nutrient application.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to the following:
  -Mathematics for granular and liquid products based on area measurements
  -Using granular fertilizer spreaders and calibration techniques
  -Sprayer and nozzle maintenance and use
  -Developing action plans to use purchased products to their maximum efficacy

2:00pm – 2:15pm:  Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm
‘Sod, Seed & Fertilizer - Supply Chain Panel Discussion’

Multiple expert speakers will discuss the current state-of-the-industry when it comes to basic turf management supplies and what we can expect in the medium to long term future in terms of availability and cost forecasts.  Bring your questions!

Episode #2 - Thursday, September 8th, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm:  TBA
2:00pm – 2:15pm:  Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm:  TBA

Episode #3 - Friday, October 21st, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm:  TBA
2:00pm – 2:15pm:  Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm:  TBA

REGISTRATION is free for WCTA members!  More information on episodes #2 and 3 to follow as available.