Turf Management Focus at GreenUrbanScape Asia Congress

Andy Johnston is among the speakers at the GreenUrbanScape Asia Congress.
Andy Johnston is among the speakers at the GreenUrbanScape Asia Congress.

Singapore: As Asia urbanises rapidly, there’s a strong demand for urban design, landscaping and greenery to create spaces that are conducive for work and play.
Against this dynamic backdrop, GreenUrbanScape Asia, an international exhibition and conference on landscape, greenery design, construction and technology, is returning for its second edition in 2015 at the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre.
GreenUrbanScape Asia serves as a platform for policy makers, facility owners and managers, landscape architects, architects and service providers to exchange knowledge on the latest greenery and urban design methods and evaluate current cutting edge solutions and technology.
GreenUrbanScape Asia is complemented by the International Skyrise Greenery Conference and GreenUrbanScape Asia Congress.
During the GreenUrbanScapeAsia Congress there will be a dedicated track on Turf Management.
In its synopsis of the turf management topic to be discussed, the organisers said: “Turf contributes towards economic growth, social bonding through sports and recreation, and environmental services in cities.
“Emerging demographic and climate trends will soon demand more adaptive turf management practice over conventional crop-based approaches that result in higher environmental impact.
“Integrating smart technology with resilient management practices could potentially deliver sustainable turf quality with enhanced productivity.
“This session will provide practical discussions on how implementation of adaptive management practices such as integrated technology, and environmental programmes could achieve economic and environmentally sustainable functional turf quality.
Among the high-profile speakers are Andy Johnston, General Manager and Director of Agronomy at Sentosa Golf Club, a Golf Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Also making presentations on turf management are James Sua, Director, Golf at Singapore’s National Service Resort & Country Club, and Paul Raymer, Professor at The University of Georgia where he has served as a faculty member of the Crop and Soil Sciences Department of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for more than 30 years.
The Asian Golf Industry Federation [AGIF] and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Malaysia are among the Supporting Organisation for the event which will take place from November 5-7.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “As Asia’s umbrella body for golf, the Federation is committed to green issues.
“We are pleased, therefore, that turf management is on the agenda at this important gathering … and also that one of our member clubs is providing a keynote speaker.”
For registration enquiries, please contact Kathy Lam at [email protected]

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