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Best Turf Choices Natural or Synthetic

October 7th - 10:30 am

Presented by Ben Koehler and John Marman, West Coast Turf



Biography:

Ben Koehler has worked in the environmental science industry for the past 8 years. Currently he works for West Coast Turf as a sales representative and oversees turf installation on various landscape construction projects. Ben deals with turf selection, delivery and installation for construction of golf courses, professional sports fields, parks, schools and residential projects. Ben's educational background includes studies in environmental sciences, civil engineering and he has a degree in business from the University of Colorado

Ben Koehler has worked in the environmental science industry for the past 8 years. Currently he works for West Coast Turf as a sales representative and oversees turf installation on various landscape construction projects. Ben deals with turf selection, delivery and installation for construction of golf courses, professional sports fields, parks, schools and residential projects. Ben's educational background includes studies in environmental sciences, civil engineering and he has a degree in business from the University of Colorado.

John Marman







Biography:

John Marman grew up in Palm Desert California. After attending UC Riverside and receiving his B.S. in Environmental Sciences in 1995, John went to work for West Coast Turf in Las Vegas Nevada. Years later, John made his way back to his home state where he took on a Regional Sales Manager position with West Coast Turf. John has been involved in many trade organizations associated with the green industry including Golf, Sports Turf, Landscape and Design. John also served as the President of the Nevada Landscape Association as well as Secretary-Treasurer for the State Board of the NLA. John lives in Capistrano Beach with his wife Donna.

Course Title: Best Turf Choices Natural or Synthetic

Course Description: In this presentation we will compare the facts surrounding the debate of natural vs. synthetic turf looking closely at their environmental impact. We will look at various leading varieties of natural turf and applications they suite well. Additionally, we will separate some of the facts from fiction when it comes to synthetic turf and discuss appropriate applications and maintenance. This is a current hot-topic in the turfgrass industry and will be valuable for professionals in landscape and sports field construction and maintenance.

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