Scientific programme of the Field Days at Brno – seminar day – 12th September 2017


Main topic: Turfgrasses in accordance with changing nature


8.30          Coffee, registration

9.00          Welcome speech – Introduction of Mendel university and Department of Animal Nutrition and Grassland ScienceLecture room

                 Dean of Faculty of Agronomy Pavel Ryant, Head of the Department Jiří Skládanka

9.10          Turfgrass Water Conservation  

                  Bernd Leinauer, New Mexico State University, USA

9.50          Building the foundations for low input turf management

                  Christian Spring, STRI Bingley, UK

10.20        Compost extracts/teas and management of sport turfs

                  Gerhard Lung, Green Planet, Germany

10.50        Coffee break

11.20        Comparative investigations on different Hybrid turf systems in a field trial in Basel – results from three experimental years.

                  Paul Baader, Baader Konzept, GmbH, Germany

11.50        Experiences with low input management of GC in central European conditions

                  Kamil Pečenka, Jiří Kapeš, greenkeepers, Board members of CGA, CZ

12. 20       GC build on fly ash

                   Michal Voigts, greenkeeper, president of CGA, CZ

12.45        Sponsors presentation


13.00        LunchMain building


14.00        Turfgrass education in the Czech Republic

                   Stanislav Hejduk, Mendel University Brno, CZ

14.30        Greater Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus alectorolophus): hemiparasitic plant enhancing nature value of extensive turfgrass

                   Jan Mládek, Univesity Palacky, Olomouc, CZ


15.00        Sponsors presentation, visit of demo plots at the Botanical garden of Mendel University


15.30        Coffee break

16.00        General assembly of ETS

17.30        End of program – networking and drinks

18.30        Social dinner at Mendel UniversitySocial dinner building



The order of the speakers can be changed



Main Sponsor - Syngenta

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Major Sponsor - DLF

Other Sponsors:

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