We will enjoy a wonderful evening at the Chapters of the Northwest Hospitality Room with great conversations thanks to:

Gold Sponsors:
BRANDT/GRIGG
Bayer Environmental Science
C & B Operations/Stotz Equipment
Midland Implement Co./Turf Equipment & Irrigation
RMT Equipment
Syngenta
Western Equipment/Turf Star
Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Silver Sponsors:
Amvac Environmental Products
CPS Professional Products
Magic Valley Bentgrass
Pacific Golf & Turf
Rain Bird

Bronze Sponsors:
EarthWorks Natural Organic Products
Greenshield Systems
HD Fowler
Helena Chemical
Horizon Distributors
Planet Turf
Professional Golf Services
Ridgetop Golf
Simplot Partners
Walrath Sand Products
Sustainable Pest Management Solutions
Southwest Turf
The Andersons

CHAPTER ROOM BLOCK – 2018 GIS

Book now! Our chapter room block is open for the Drury Plaza.  This is the same great property as our last visit to San Antonio. The hotel is 4 blocks from the convention center and is on the River Walk.

To reserve a room <a href=”https://aws.passkey.com/event/49165520/owner/14227/home”>CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ONLINE!</a>   Input access code is GISPPC0218520

A box in the middle of the page will say “Please select your guest type” Click on the last drop down box option that says “I HAVE AN ACCESS CODE”

1)  Input this access code:  GISPPC0218520

2) Answer the questions within the small box asking for your dates.  IMPORTANT – You are within our block at the Drury at this point – so it won’t ask you what hotel.

3) Click on FIND.

4) Select your room type in the Drury Plaza and continue

5) The next page will have verify your selection and dates – click on NEXT

6) Complete your reservation information

We will be losing our block in a few weeks – please make your reservation at this time.  If we fill up early enough we may be able to get more rooms added!

This property has great amenities and is mid-price range of the GIS conference hotels.  Located on the San Antonio, Texas, River Walk, you are in the midst of all the great things the River Walk offers.  With only a  four-block stroll to the convention center, GCSAA bus service will not be available.

All rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, and free wireless throughout the property.

You can also enjoy two complimentary meals a day!  Enjoy a free breakfast that includes hot items such as biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage.   From 5:30  – 7:00 p.m. each day, enjoy three beverage tickets for beer, wine, mixed drinks, or soda, as well as what you could enjoy as a snack or a meal – a variety of hot food that changes daily.

Chapter Room Block – 2018 GIS

Book now!  Our chapter room block is at the Drury Plaza – same hotel as our last visit, which was highly received!   The hotel is 4 blocks from the convention center and is on the River Walk.  (Hotel shuttle will not be available)

Remember – our room block sells out each year.  December is too late to make your reservation to stay in our block – make your reservation now!

GIS Chapter Room Block at Drury Hotel, 2018 San Antonio GIS
        Input access code i
s GISPPC0218520    click here

This property has great amenities and is mid-price range of the GIS conference hotels.  Located on the San Antonio, Texas, River Walk, you are in the midst of all the great things the River Walk offers.  With only a  four-block stroll to the convention center, GCSAA bus service will not be available.

All rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, and free wireless throughout the property.

You can also enjoy two complimentary meals a day!  Enjoy a free breakfast that includes hot items such as biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage.   From 5:30  – 7:00 p.m. each day, enjoy three beverage tickets for beer, wine, mixed drinks, or soda, as well as what you could enjoy as a snack or a meal – a variety of hot food that changes daily.

WSDA proposes to update county herbicide spray rules for eastern Washington

Washington Dept. of Agriculture’s plans to update the use restricted herbicide rules.  This is a pre-proposal.  More detail will be available in late summer.  Public hearings are tentatively planned for mid-September. WSDA is encouraging feedback and comments about these suggested changes.

The Department is considering:
1. Amending nozzle and pressure requirements in the three WAC chapters to reflect current standards that applications must be made by creating a droplet spectrum size (e.g., medium, coarse or very coarse) that is in conformance with ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) standards;
2. Repealing the 85 degree Fahrenheit cut-off requirement in individual county rules since it is in the statewide rule (redundant);
3. Repealing maximum wind speed restrictions in individual county rules and adding a maximum 15 mph wind speed restriction to the statewide rules;
4. Repealing restriction in statewide rules that limits the addition of oil carriers and adjuvants to one pint per acre;
5. Repealing restrictions in individual county rules that prohibit use of oil type carriers for brush control during certain times of the year;
6. Repealing restriction in statewide rules that prohibits mixing, loading and equipment decontamination (also aircraft takeoff and landing) in a manner that causes damage to susceptible crops;
7. Repealing restrictions in counties and specific “Areas” of counties that limit mixing loading of aircraft to formulations that can be applied in the Area where the airstrip is located;
8. Repealing the prohibition in statewide rules on turning or flying low over cities, towns, residences and other sensitive sites;
9. Repealing the prohibition in the statewide rules for storing use-restricted herbicides in “Areas” where their use is prohibited unless they are in a sealed container and the outside of the container is not contaminated; and
10. Repealing the provision in the statewide rules that indicates application of use-restricted herbicides through irrigation is subject to the same requirements as ground applications except for nozzle size and pressure requirements.

Explanation of Possible Rule Changes to Chapters 16-230, 16-231 and 16-232 WAC – click below

Explanation_of_CR101_County_Herbicide_Rules_April_2017

 

The Spring Meeting in Walla Walla offered several interesting presentations – including two presentations from Mike Huck, Irrigation & Turfgrass Services.

Huck offered an incredible amount of information is his presentations and he is happy to share his power points with you.

If you would like a copy of his power points, click below:

Huck_IEGCSA_Liquid Asset Management

Huck_IEGCSA_Water_Puzzle

 

 

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Cushman, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, continues to show its dedication to the golfing industry with the “Growing Greens” program. For every purchase of a new Cushman Hauler® utility vehicle, $50 will be donated to the local Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) chapter of the purchasing course.

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Our block is open!

Each year we have several Inland Empire GCSA members disappointed they missed out of the chapter room block at the GIS.  Don’t be “that person” for the 2017 GIS in Orlando!

Even if you aren’t 100% positive you are attending, make your reservation.

You can adjust your nights, or even cancel with proper notice. November, December and January are too late to reserve a room in the block. By the end of October, if any rooms are left, we give them back to GCSAA, per our agreement.

We will have two blocks, again, in 2017.  The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, and the Hyatt Place Convention Center/ International Drive.  We have used the Rosen Inn ($97 Single/Double) before and it is more of a budget property.  The Hyatt Place ($156 Single/Double) is on International Drive. Although we have not used the Hyatt as a block property before, it is near our previous blocks. Shuttle service is available to the convention center with both properties.

Click here to reserve your room!