From Pattaya, Thailand – 200 participants gathered in Pattaya from 12th till 14th March for the 4th Sustainable Turfgrass Management in Asia Conference, organized by the Thai GCSA and Asian Turfgrass Center on behalf of the Thailand Golf Association. Other than R&A, the Asian Golf Industry Federation was proud to support this year’s event too.
The topics discussed in this year’s conference included a review of research in Asia over the past six years, management and prevention of fungal diseases that infect turfgrass in Asia, wetting agents, management of soil moisture, evaluating light conditions, playability of golf course turf, fairway conversion to seashore paspalum using a simple and non-disruptive technique, and how the courses are maintained at multiple award-winning Siam Country Club.
As part of the 2012 Conference, 13th March was designated an educational field day with equipment demonstrations from AGIF Members, an opportunity available only to AGIF Members. Members who participated in this field day included Bernhard & Company, Campey Turf Care Systems, Jacobsen, Syngenta and Toro.
Dave Harrison, Export Sales Manager of Campey Turf Care Systems told the AGIF, “I would like to thank you as AGIF, for inviting Campey Turf Care to display and present our Rotoknife aerator at the conference demo day in Pattaya. It was a unique opportunity to show our machine in action to so many superintendents and golf industry professionals from all over Asia, most of whom had never seen it before. I look forward to hearing about other AGIF events in the near future, and hope that we can be involved
in some capacity.”
CD-ROMs containing AGIF Members’ products and services were also distributed to all the participants at this conference.
Uploaded with permission from Asian Turfgrass Center
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