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Slovakian Turf Conference Gets International Backing

12.12am 18th February 2011 - Exhibitions & Conferences - This story was updated on Monday, February 21st, 2011

The 4th edition of Turf Education will be held 8-9.March 2011 in Trnava, Slovakia, sponsored by Baroness, STRI and Toro. Other supporters include Indigrow, SISIS Equipment, Dennis, Barenbrug, and Campey Turfcare Systems.

The conference, which is organised by and is focused on maintenance and care of sport turf and is intended for Greenkeepers and Groundsmen.

Speaking on behalf of the organisers Lucia Huberova said, “This is a part of our support for “green education”. After last year’s success we decided to extend the event for two days. We are really happy to have attracted great speakers – outstanding professionals from different areas – and so I believe it will be a high quality event.”

The speakers include Denis Koltykho, Director of Agronomy, Tseleevo Golf  & Polo Club; Dr Ruth Mann, Head of Turfgrass, STRI; Ken Moody, Director Creative Golf Design,  past President of EIGCA; David Saltman, Managing Director,  Pitchcare; Didier Comte, Imaginieur; Ulrich Kayser,  Director European Sales, Bernhard and Company; Richard Hayden, Director of Operations, STRI; Sander Selten, International Business Development Manager, Scotts Professional; and John Lockyer, Project Manager / Agronomist , STRI.

Registrations already include delegates from Germany, Scotland, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and of course Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

A meeting of the Slovak Greenkeepers Association will take place before dinner on the first day.

Full details of the event and how to register are at

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