Since 2009, the Thai Golf Course Superintendents Association have organized a turfgrass conference that welcomes delegates from around the world to the popular resort area of Pattaya.
Join with turfgrass professionals, scientists, and suppliers to get the latest information about turfgrass selection and sustainable turfgrass management.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
|09:00||Welcome address||TGCSA President||Amari Pattaya Conference Hall|
|09:05||Strategies to minimize disease with reduced fungicide use||Dr. Micah Woods|
|09:30||Herbicide modes of action: The building blocks to weed control||Dr. Devon Carroll|
|10:45||Maximizing net carbon sequestration on golf courses||Dr. Michael Bekken|
|13:00||High quality playing surfaces with minimal water use||Dr. Micah Woods|
|13:45||Resisting resistance: Strategies for maintaining chemical control efficacy||Dr. Devon Carroll|
|15:00||Turfgrass forum on sustainable turfgrass management||All speakers|
|16:00||Day 1 seminars end|
|18:00||Conference dinner party||Amari Pattaya poolside|
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
|08:00||Bus departure to field day||Amari Pattaya hotel front|
|09:00||Turfgrass field day||Laem Chabang International Country Club (outside)|
|11:00||Lunch and meeting with sponsor companies||Clubhouse (inside)|
|13:00||Product and equipment exhibition and demonstration||Driving range (outside)|
|16:00||Bus departure back to Amari Pattaya|
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
|09:00||Traits of a successful superintendent||Bruce Williams, CGCS||Amari Pattaya Conference Hall|
|10:00||Golf course water use and efficiency strategies||Dr. Michael Bekken|
|10:50||Programming and management of troublesome turfgrass weeds||Dr. Devon Carroll|
|13:00||What every superintendent should know about tropical turfgrasses||Dr. Micah Woods|
|14:00||Question and answers, open discussion||All speakers|
Contact the Thai GCSA to register for the 2024 conference.
Two days of turfgrass seminars at the Amari Pattaya and the field day at Laem Chabang International Country Club. Includes three lunches, the conference dinner, all coffee breaks, and transport to and from the field day. The conference price is THB 12,000. The Thai GCSA member price is THB 9,000.
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The conference price is 12,000 THB (9,000 THB for Thai GCSA members) and includes all the educational seminars, field day, transport to and from the field day, welcome pack, certificate, the conference dinner, three lunches, and many coffee/tea/snack breaks. You will make your own hotel booking.
We recommend staying at the Amari Pattaya. This is the venue for the conference. There are many hotels nearby if you prefer a different price range or hotel brand.
Pattaya is about 2 hours drive from Bangkok and can be reached by taxi, bus, or private car hire.
Conference delegates will receive a certificate of participation.
We expect about 200 delegates from Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. Previous conferences have had delegates from more than 22 countries represented. This is a great conference to attend if you would like to meet turfgrass managers from all parts of Asia and from many other parts of the world.