2022 Education Seminar

  • 16 Feb 2022
  • 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott, MD
  • 173


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Non-Members


2022 Education Seminar

Presented by

Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The annual Education Seminar is a full day event that provides industry professionals the opportunity to hear from some of the best educators from around the country. And as always there will be re-certifications and GCSAA education points awarded. This is also a great event to network with your colleagues and discuss the upcoming growing season. Included with registration will be education, breakfast, lunch, ice cream break and a beer and wine social after the event. Be sure to register early and don't miss out on our biggest education event of the year

Sport-coat and tie preferred


Gina Rizzi, Sam Bahr, Bruce Clark, Ph.D., Steve McDonald, M.Sci., Dr. Yanqi Wu, Elliott Dowling, Dr. Devin Mathias
Arcus Marketing Group, UMD, Rutgers, Turfgrass Disease Solutions, OSU, USGA, UMD (Retired)

Confirmed Credits

We are in the process of seeking additional re-certification credits.
This list will be updated as they are approved.

GCSAA - 0.60 Education Points

  • Delaware - 2.0 Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits
  • Delaware - 3.0 Credits in category 03 - Ornamental & Turf
  • Maryland - 2.0 CEUs approved for Professional Fertilizer Applicators (PFA)
  • Washington D.C. - 8 Pesticide Credits in each category. 00 Core, 3A Exterior Ornamental Plants, 3B Lawns & Turf, 5 Aquatic Pest Control, 6 Right-of-Way Pest Control
  • West Virginia - 10 Pesticide Credits in each category. 4A Ornamental & Turf, 11 Demonstration & Research, 12 Pesticide Storage & Distribution




Registration Closes Friday, February 8, 2022
Cancellations must be done prior to the close of registration to be issued a refund.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lunch Sponsor: $2,000
Reception Sponsor: $1,500
Ice Cream Break Sponsor: $1,000
Speaker Sponsor(s): $750


Contact Tyler Eastham at teastham@gmail.com


Speaker Sponsors


Break Sponsors




Breakfast and Registration

President Chris Fernandes "Opening Remarks"

7:30 - 8:30
Bruce B. Clark Ph.D., Rutgers University
"New Fungicides for Turf Disease Control"

8:30 - 9:30
Sam A. Bahr, Horticulturist, University of Maryland
"Establishing a Native Pollinator Meadow"

9:30 - 10:00
Morning Break

10:00 - 11:00
Steve McDonald, M.Sci, Turfgrass Disease Solutions
Dr. Kevin Mathias, UMD (Retired)

"Insect Pest Updates: What is new with ABW & Fall Army Worm"

11:00 - 12:00
Dr. Yanqi Wu
"Developing new turf bermudagrass varieties for use in the transition zone of the United States"

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00
Gina Rizzi, President, ARCUS Marketing Group
"High-Octane Teamwork! Transitioning Crews into Cohesive Teams"

2:00 - 2:30
Ice Cream Break

2:30 - 3:30
Elliott Dowling, USGA

3:30 - 5:00
Pesticide and Fertilizer
Re-certification Application

Beer and Wine Social

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