Irrigation Association to Present Session, Classes and Exam at
GCSAA Education Conference, Feb. 7-11
FALLS CHURCH, VA. (Jan. 13, 2011) — The Irrigation Association will present a special education session, two classes, and a certification exam at the upcoming Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 7-11, 2011.
On Friday, Feb. 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., IA will present “Get Smart! Sensors That Aid in Crucial Agronomic Decisions,” featuring a practical look at a variety of sensors and emerging technologies. This session will focus on how these technologies aid superintendents in their daily turf management decisions and review proper installation and use. The panel features the following speakers and topics:
- Moderator: Bob Dobson, CID, CIC – vice president, Irrigation Association; from Middletown Sprinkler Company (Port Monmouth, N.J.)
- “Central Control and Pump Station Interface – What They Can Do When They Talk With One Another” presented by Jim Barrett, CID, CLIA, FASIC, principal of James Barrett Associates (Roseland, N.J.)
- “Soil Moisture and Salinity Sensors in Golf Course Applications” presented by Jason Hill, PhD, advanced engineering manager for The Toro Company (Bloomington, Minn.)
- “Your ET Data Is Only as Good as Your Weather Station and Its Installation” presented by Bart Nef, senior application engineer, environmental group for Campbell Scientific, Inc. (Logan, Utah)
- “Use of Temperature Sensors Under Green Covers” presented by Chris Frielinghaus, CGCS, of Glens Falls Country Club (Queensbury, N.Y.) and Cory Metler, CLIA, of Rain Bird Corporation (Tucson, Ariz.)
Beginning on Monday, Feb. 7, the IA will present its one-and-a-half day “Golf Irrigation Auditor” training. At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the certified golf irrigation auditor exam will be administered to pre-registered students.
From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, IA will present “Electrical Troubleshooting: Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems,” covering basics such as the proper use of volt-ohm meters, their use in diagnosing wiring problems and the most effective steps to solving electrical problems.
About The Irrigation AssociationThe Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with our members, we are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations. IA works to improve industry proficiency, advocate sound water management, and grow demand for water-efficient products and services. For more information, visit www.irrigation.org.