NERTCS and latest winter storm

What a difference a week makes in New England. Last Friday I was changing cups, rolling, and opening greens for play. This week I am watching the snow fly while stranded on the cape. I attended the 16th annual New England Regional Turfgrass Conference and Show this week. It starts on Monday with either 1/2 day or full day seminars, and this year we had a special segment directed at grass tennis court management. Tuesday is put on by the USGA and is a series of 45 minute talks with the keynote speaker kicking off the opening of the trade show around 4:30. This years speaker, Len Berman, was very entertaining covering many decades in sports coverage from starting locally in the Boston area to his current location in NYC.
Dr Dan Peck explaining how to use CSI techniques to identify insects

insect samples - European crane fly
This season has been a series of stops and starts. luckily MV is missing any real snow accumulation so we can proceed with Spring
Trade show floor from show office window

living statue at the opening reception

Tee up NE display - more to come on this auction soon
 Wednesday is the main day for the trade show and also the largest day for education with three sessions going on at one time for Golf, Sports turf and Equipment maintenance respectively. Usually that would be the day our staff comes but both Chris and Will were reluctant to take the chance on getting stuck on the wrong side of the pond. I had a 5pm boat scheduled for Thursday but changed it to the end of the weekend. The wind has been severe and we received a few inches of snow on the cape but MV has been spared the worst of the snow at least.

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