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The Slovenian Greenkeepers Association are promoting their 8th 'Educational Days' Conference In Slovenia to be held at the Hotel Krek, Lesce on the 9th and10th of November 2006.

A two day programme is on offer with guest speakers talking about a range of interesting topics coupled with some site seeing opportunities incorporated along the way.

Please contact Gorazd Nastran on email at :- green.consulting@siol.net or Association e-mail address: info@zvgis.si .

Telephone number 00386 41691378

See below for full conference programme.

HOTEK KREK, Lesce; Slovenia 9th and 10th November 2006
Thursday, 9th November 2006:

09:00 - 09:45 : Dean Cleaver: Focusing on the new FEGGA initiatives
09:45 - 10:30 : Dr. William Meyer: Choosing the right bluegrass for a specific site
10:30 - 10:45: Break with refreshments
10:45 - 11:30 : Dr. William Meyer: Strategies for choosing mono standards or mixtures of cool season turf grasses for fairway, tees, and semi-rough
11:30 - 12:00 : Questions from the floor and further discussion
12:00 - 14.00: Lunch
14:00 - 14:45: Dr. Kate Entwistle: Understanding turfgrass disease, and how you identify the problem
14:45 - 15:00: Questions from the floor and further discursion
15:00 - 15:15: Break with refreshments
15:15 - 16:00: Dr. Kate Entwistle: Turfgrass diseases caused by fungi and invertebrates
16:00 - 16:15: Questions from the floor and further discursion
16:15 - 17:30: Bus transport on visit of GC Bled
18:30 - Late: Wine tasting, dinner and entertainment program

Friday, 10th November 2006:

09:00 - 10:30 : Dr. Jerry Knox: Water for golf: improving irrigation management, and adapting to changing water availability I.
10:30 - 10:45: Break with refreshments
10:45 - 11:30 : Dr. Jerry Knox: Water for golf: improving irrigation management, and adapting to changing water availability II.
11:30 - 12:00 : Questions from the floor and further discursion
12:00 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 14:45: Dr. Kate Entwistle: Management of pests, diseases and disorders
14:45 - 15:00: Questions from the floor and further discursion
15:00 - 15:15: Break with refreshments
15:15 - 16:00: Dr. William Meyer: New developments of tall fescue varieties; advantages and disadvantages
16:00 - 16:15: Questions from the floor and further discursion
16:15 - 16:45: Arjen Spek: Foley - "reel" facts and optimum cut technology
18:00 - Late: Dinner in Hotel Krek; possible late visit of restored castle over Bled lake

Saturday, 11th November 2006:

- departure of attendees according to their travel schedules.

Participation fee: 160,00 Euro; It covers: organization of event, refreshments at brakes, both lunches and dinners on the 9th and 10th, bus transport , CD compilation with attending presentations

Accommodation is in Hotel Krek; www.hotel.krek.si . Please book accommodation yourself, in time! - Please note at registration! - For Educational days!

Prices: Double room: 37,00 Eur/person/night (BB). Single room: 47,00 Eur

We will assist your needs with transport from and to airports (LJUBLJANA-Slovenia; TRIESTE - Italia or even other closest airports (Venice, Treviso, Klagenfurt). For such need of organization we would need to be told end of October latest!
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