VSTMA Field Day 2021


June 09, 2021
8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
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Warhill Sports Complex
5800 Warhill Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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VSTMA is hosting an in-person 2021 Field Day at the Warhill Sports Complex in James City County on Wednesday, June 9th (RAIN OR SHINE). Special thanks to our Field Day Sponsors!
CSFM credits will be offered (pending).

We are excited for our topics this year! 

Spray Calibration, Drift Management, and Pesticide Application Best Practices
Speaker: Jordan Booth, Research Associate, Virginia Tech
- Demonstration on drift management
- Nozzle selection/calibration and sprayer set up
- Pesticide application best practices

Smart Irrigation: Cloud Based Irrigation Management
Speakers: Gary Maul & Todd Dovel, Smith Turf & Irrigation
- Review of James City County Hornsby Project irrigation retrofit to include: flow sensing, master valves, and field implementation
- Discussion of web based irrigation platforms
- Live demonstration of web based irrigation system

Synthetic Turf Maintenance and Safety
Speaker: John McShane, Field Turf
- Field safety - Gmax testing and field hardness solutions
- General maintenance best practices
- Discussion of permanent vs removable paint usage

Weed Identification and Control options for Sports Turf
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Derr, Professor of Weed Science/Hampton Roads AREC Director, Virginia Tech

- Examination of weed collection as well as walking tour of weeds present in the field
- Discussion of control options and management practices for weeds in sports turf

Field Day Schedule:

08:00am – 08:45am: Registration, Light Breakfast, and Vendor Interactions
08:45am – 09:00am: Opening Comments
09:00am – 09:50am: Small Sessions
09:55am – 10:45am: Small Sessions
10:50am – 11:40am: Small Sessions
11:40am – 12:30pm: Small Sessions
12:30pm – 01:30pm: Lunch and Vendor Interactions
01:30pm – 02:00pm: Vendor Demonstrations
02:00pm – 
02:15pm: Closing Remarks and Raffle Ticket Winners

There are additional sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in supporting VSTMA as a Sponsor, please contact VSTMA Executive Director, Melissa Dornan at [email protected] no later than May 1st, 2021. Thank you in advance!

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$0.00 VSTMA Member Field Day Ticket

$25.00 Non-Member Field Day Ticket

$350.00 Field Day Vendor

$500.00 Field Day Sponsor