GCSAA Webinars Still Available for BC & AB CEC Points!

In 2020, the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association (OGSA) partnered with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) to make select On Demand webinars available for no charge until June 1, 2020.

The WCTA’s connection to GCSAA through the First Green program enabled WCTA members to get in on the deal and if you’re a WCTA member looking for CEC/CEU points in BC or Alberta, many of these webinars are still available!

Enhancing Your Weed Control Program: Cool-season Turf (WCTA code #26-20)
Why didn’t the herbicide kill the weed? In this 90-minute webinar, Aaron Patton, Ph.D., will help you know how to answer that question for yourself and improve your weed control program in your cool-season turf by better understanding herbicide activity and weed biology. 
BC CEC value: 1.5 IPM
AB CEU value: 1 Pest Management

Review Your Bentgrass Greens Management Plan Program (WCTA code #28-20)
Turfgrass breeders have done a phenomenal job of developing new creeping bentgrass cultivars with fine texture, high density, and improved environmental stress tolerance. These advancements, combined with improved machinery, alter the way you manage creeping bentgrass putting greens. Mowing heights are lower, lightweight rolling is regularly applied, and greens still receive a lot of foot traffic from golfers. In this 90-minute webinar, Joey Young, Ph.D., reviews how all three factors can affect the quality and physiological health of creeping bentgrass.
BC CEC value: 1.5 IPM

How to Read Your Soils Report (WCTA code #29-20)
Learn more about how to correctly read your soils report during this 90-minute webinar with Beth Guertal, Ph.D., who shows examples of various documents and provides key details on how to use that information on your golf course. 
BC CEC value: 1.5 IPM

Sand Topdressing Programs – Benefits and Challenges (WCTA code #30-20)
Sand topdressing putting greens has proven to be a valuable management practice that yields several benefits, both agronomic and from a playability perspective. As putting green grasses have become denser and finer-textured, it is often a challenge to incorporate topdressing sand into the putting green canopy. In this 90-minute webinar, Douglas Karcher, Ph.D., focuses on the major objectives for your putting green sand topdressing program.
BC CEC value: 0.5 IPM

Reclaimed Waste Water for Turf Irrigation (WCTA code #31-20)
Water challenges are impacting more turfgrass managers than ever and all indications are the trend will only increase. David Kopec, Ph.D. and extension specialist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, has been dealing with and teaching about water quality issues for decades. In this 90-minute webinar, he addresses, in practical terms, the classifications of Reclaimed Municipal waste water (RMWW) and the quality parameters about which you should be aware.
BC CEC value: 0.5 IPM

Factors that Affect Pesticide Fate and Behavior on the Golf Course (WCTA code #32-20)
Travis Gannon, Ph.D., will help you learn more about the biological and chemical attributes of pesticides and how they behave after application on your course. 
BC CEC value: 1.5 Safety and Environmental Protection
AB CEU value:  1 Environment

GDDs for Timing PGR Applications and Re-Applications (WCTA code #33-20)
Details in this webinar taught by Bill Kreuser, Ph.D., can help you maximize the benefits of plant growth regulators (PGR).
BC CEC value: 1.5 IPM

Visit GCSAA’s website to create a username and password. After doing so, and if you’re not a GCSAA member, contact Lisa Wick and she can connect you to the Canadian Credits category. Then log into the Learning Hub and go to the Canadian Credit category to find the applicable Version for CEC/CEU that has no fee and register.

Each On Demand webinar includes the recording and a short quiz required to earn CECs. Once completed you can then download your certificate of completion which must then be forwarded to Leslie Carnell so we can post points to your record.

For Alberta applicators, once a webinar is completed you can download your certificate of completion which must then be forwarded to Devon Smiegielski at the Alberta Ministry of Environment.

Contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878 or by email to Lisa Wick with questions about the webinars.  Contact Leslie Carnell  with questions about the BC CEC program and Devon Smiegielski  at the Alberta Ministry of Environment for AB CEU inquiries.