Program

Sun June 28

6.00 - 8.00 pm
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Registration and Poster Placement

Day one - Mon June 29

8.30 - 9.15 am
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Registration and Poster Placement

9.15 - 9.30 am
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Convener and ETS Board Welcome

 
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SESSION 1 – SUSTAINABLE TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT

9.30 - 10.00 am
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Presentation: Sensor based solutions for turfgrass mapping and monitoring
Keynote Speaker: Lammert Kooistra – Associate Professor, Wageningen University (NL)

11.00 - 11.30 am
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Coffee

1.00 - 2.00 pm
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Lunch

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SESSION 2 – TURFGRASS NUTRITION AND IRRIGATION

2.00 - 2.30 pm
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Presentation: GOLF 2030 initiative and Europe
Keynote Speaker: Steve Isaac​, Director ‑ Sustainability, The R&A (UK)

4.00 - 4.30 pm
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Coffee

6.00 pm
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Close

7.00 - 8.30 pm
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Welcome Cocktail

Day two - Tue June 30

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SESSION 3 – TURFGRASS PESTS, DISEASES & WEEDS

9.30 - 10.00 am
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Presentation: Light as driver for plant growth and quality

Keynote Speaker: Leo Marcelis, prof of Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

11.00 - 11.30 am
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Coffee

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SESSION 4 – TURFGRASS BREEDING

1.00 - 2.00 pm
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Lunch

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SESSION 5 – TURFGRASS TECHNOLOGY

2.00 - 2.30 pm
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Keynote Speaker

4.00 - 4.30 pm
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Coffee

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SESSION 6 – AMENITY & LANDSCAPE

6.00 pm
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Close

6.30 - 7.30 pm
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ETS General Assembly

8.30 pm
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Conference Dinner

Day Four - Wed July 1

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Keynote Speaker Biographies

Lammert Kooistra - Associate Professor, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Lammert Kooistra - Associate Professor, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Dr. Kooistra is developing integrated sensing systems, combining satellite, unmanned aerial systems and in situ sensors for monitoring applications in agriculture and environmental resource management. His research focuses on hyperspectral sensing systems from camera design to data processing into quantitative image products.

Steve Isaac​, Director ‑ Sustainability, The R&A, UK

Steve Isaac​, Director ‑ Sustainability, The R&A, UK

The R&A is the organiser of The Open, golf’s oldest and most international major championship. Steve is responsible for The R&A’s advocacy of sustainability and for the operation of its sustainability initiatives. These include Golf Course 2030, GreenLinks (The Open’s sustainability programme) and support for greenkeeper education. The R&A works in collaboration with many organisations, including national governing bodies in 143 countries, greenkeeper, club manager, course owner and architect associations, and our sustainability partner the GEO Foundation.

Leo Marcelis, prof of Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Leo Marcelis, prof of Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Prof Dr Leo Marcelis is head of the chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Leo has over 30 years of experience in research on plant growth and functioning. His main expertise is on physiology, growth and product formation of plants and plant organs. In particular fluxes of assimilates, water and nutrients in the plant, sink/source interactions and assimilate partitioning among plant organs in response to environmental growth conditions are subject of study. His research contributes to sustainability of horticultural production systems while improving crop production and quality. Optimal use of natural light for plant production as well as the use of artificial light (LED) are key questions of his research.

Registration

Are you a current (2019) member of:






  Registration before May 1th Registration after May 1th Participants Social Dinner
ETS / ETP / TPI Member visitors 550€ 650€
Students 190€ 290€
Other visitors 650€ 750€

Social dinner: 60€ (80€ after 30th June)

If your farm or company is a member of ETS/ETP/TPI, then all the people registered with that affiliation will pay the Member visitor's fee (including spouses and accompanying persons).

Full registration includes:

  • Access to conference
  • Access to technical tour
  • Coffee breaks
  • Buffet lunches
  • Bus transportation
  • Lunch during the technical tour
  • Conference bag (bag, notepad, pen, etc.)

For all ETS memberships, please visit: https://www.turfgrasssociety.eu/become-a-member/

Registration deadline: May 31st 2020


Accomodation

The Hotel venues of the 2020 ETS Conference will be:

Holiday Inn Amsterdam (Venue of the Conference)
De Boelelaan 2 – 1083 HJ Amsterdam – The Netherlands
P: +31 (0) 23 566 2881
F: +31(0) 23 565 0521
E: meeting@amsnt.holidayinn.com

Agreed room prices for the ETS Conference

Standard one double Bed 28-29-30 June Special ETS rate (single room): 179 €

Executive One King Bed 28-29-30 June Special ETS rate (single room): 209 €

Room rate is per room, per night. This rate includes breakfast and Wifi

Venues

Holiday Inn Amsterdam: De Boelelaan 2 - 1083 HJ Amsterdam - The Netherlands - Website

Transportations
Area Airports

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (NL): 12 km

Other transportations

Train Station
Amsterdam RAI
Within walking distance! The train station is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. When exiting the station take a right and after 300 meters you will see the hotel on your right hand side.
Estimated distance to the hotel: 0.2 km

Subway
Amsterdam RAI
Within walking distance! The subway station is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. When exiting the station take a right and after 300 meters you will see the hotel on your right hand side.
Estimated distance to the hotel: 0.2 km

Water transportation
The Yellow Cab Watertaxi
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

Driving directions

From the Airport
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) : Exit Schiphol Airport and follow the A4 in the direction of Amsterdam. After about 8 km the A4 will turn into the A10 and on the A10 you take exit S109. Stay in the third lane on the left and turn right and immediately left on De Boelelaan. After about 500 meters take a right on the Tommaso Albinonistraat and after 100 meters turn right again. You have reached the hotel.

From the North
From The Hague: Motorway A4, ring road Amsterdam A10 direction RAI, exit S109, traffic light straight then turn left.

From the South
From Utrecht: Motorway A2, ring road Amsterdam A10, exit RAI S109, traffic lights straight then turn right

From the East
From Amersfoort or Hilversum: Motorway A1, ring road Amsterdam A10, Oost direction Den Haag, Exit RAI S109, Traffic lights left then turn right.

From the West
From The Hague: Motorway A4, ring road Amsterdam A10 direction RAI, exit S109, traffic light straight then turn left.

 






Contacts

Dr Claudia de Bertoldi
ETS Secretary
European Turfgrass Society
Via dell’Ambrogiana, 5
57127 Livorno (LI) – Italy
Tel: +39 (0) 586 801179 – email: etsoffice@turfgrasssociety.eu

Dr Stewart Brown
Senior Lecturer – Sportsturf Agronomy
Myerscough College
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY
Tel: +44 (0) 1995 642305 – email: stewart.brown@turfgrasssociety.eu

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