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ENCTA Meeting – January 21, 2016

Thursday January 21,2016
Annual Pesticide Meeting
Wayne Community College
Speakers: Dr.Travis Gannon,NCSU, Dr. Jim Kerns,NCSU, Jessica Strickland,Wayne County Ag. Ext.
Agency, and Ryan Stanley,Foster Lake Management.

Topics: Developing Weed Management Programs
Management of Ultra dwarf Bermuda Grass Diseases
Minimizing the Impact of Pesticide on Pollinators
ID and Control of Alameda and Aquatic Weeds.
Host: Rob Woods

Aquatic, Pesticide and GCSAA credits will be available

08:30 am Registration: $40.00 for meeting and lunch
09:00 am-10:00 am Dr. Travis Gannon,NCSU
10:00 am-11:00 am Dr. Jim Kerns,NCSU
11:00 am-12:00 am Lunch
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Jessica Strickland, Wayne County Ag. Ext. Agency
01:00 pm-02:00 pm Ryan Stanley, Foster Lake Management
MEETING SPONSORED BY GREEN RESOURCE

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday January 18th, 2016 at 1800-682-1102, so we can make accommodations or use Evite to inform us that you are coming, but don’t use both. Thank You

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November-December 2015 President’s Newsletter

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

In August, we were at North Shore Golf Club in Sneads Ferry where we had a shared meeting with the Cape Fear Association. Matt Martin spoke on new fungicide strategies for spring dead spot control and fairy ring disease on ultradwarf bermuda greens. Brian Williams and his staff had the golf course in excellent condition for those of us who were fortunate enough to play golf.

In September, we had our largest crowd of the year show up at Falling Creek Country Club in Kinston to hear Mickey McCord and Bill Anderson, CGCS speak. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf Services and Safety spoke on how to develop your own golf course safety program. Bill Anderson, CGCS from the Carolina Golf Association (CGA) spoke on what he saw on golf courses during his travels this summer. Kyle Oakes and his staff had the golf course in championship form for the ENCTA championship. Dylan Jordan from Timberlake Golf Club had the low round of the day at 69 to win the overall championship edging our Drew Ramsey from Cutter Creek Golf Club who shot a 72. Charlie Boykin from Charlie’s Grinding & Mower Repair was the net champion with a net of 66. We also had a hole-in-one by Harvey Taylor of Taylor Landscape Company.

In October, we will be having our annual Coastal Cup matches against the Cape Fear Association at River Landing Golf Club in Wallace. This once a year grudge match has been lopsided for the last couple of years and the ENCTA are really looking forward to the opportunity to bring home the cup this year.

We will wrap up our year with our annual business meeting on December 3rd at Cypress Landing Golf Club in Chocowinity. At the annual meeting, we will be electing three new board members and honoring outgoing board members. The outgoing board members are Austin Allison with Timberlake Golf Club, Dean Baker, CGCS with Kinston Country Club and Jim Hoffman with River Bend Country Club. I want to thank those guys for all of their hard work that they put in for the last two years.

The ENCTA board of governors is so thankful for the support that we have received from our many sponsors this year. Please let us know if there is anything that the association can do to better. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more dates and information on our 2015 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
ENCTA President
Cypress Landing Golf Club
252-378-5743

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September-October 2015 President’s Newsletter


ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

What a summer we have had? It seems like this was one of the busiest summers we have had in a long time; from growing in the Bermuda grass on the fairways and greens from winter kill to a very wet spring to a drought during late summer. But ENCTA still found time to get together during these busy times even though we had to cancel one of our meetings.

Our June 19th meeting at Reedy Creek Golf Course was canceled due to the weather conditions. Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services was going to speak on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. He will be rescheduled to speak at our September with Mr. Bill Anderson at Falling Creek Country Club in Kinston. This will be a two hour meeting.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Bill Sutton Scholarship is Kristen Edmonds, who is the daughter of ENCTA Treasurer Dale Edmonds. Kristen is a rising junior at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is in ECU Honors College and she is majoring in Physical Therapy with a GPA of 3.9.

July gave the members of ENCTA and their families an opportunity to get together after hours at a Morehead City Marlins baseball game in Morehead City, NC. Andy Ipock, Vice President of ENCTA and GCS at the Crystal Coast Country Club hosted the July meeting and Vandemark Sod Farms sponsored the event. Kristen Edmonds, daughter of the ENCTA Treasurer Dale Edmonds, was presented with the Bill Sutton Scholarship in between the first inning. The food, attendance and organization were pretty good considering we were off the beating path. This was a great opportunity to relax and spend time with our families.

Our August meeting was a joint meeting with the Cape Fear Association at North Shore Golf Club in Sneads Ferry, NC, hosted by Brian Williams. Matt Martin was the speaker. In September we had our Annual Golf Championship at Falling Creek Country Club hosted by Kyle Oakes and sponsored by Cardinal Chemical. Mr. Bill Anderson, CGCS from the Carolina Golf Association spoke on what he saw in the summer of 2015 and Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services spoke on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program.

Hope to see everyone at the Carolina GCSA Conference in Myrtle Beach in November. Our ENCTA business meeting and end of year meeting in December will be at Cypress Landing Golf Club. We would like to thank all of our 2015 sponsors and invite all of our members to our next few meetings. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more details and information on our 2015 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
ENCTA President
Cypress Landing Golf Club
252-378-5743

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ENCTA Meeting – December 3, 2015

Thursday December 3th
Cypress Landing Golf Club
Chocowinity, NC
Annual Business Meeting
Host: Stanley Elliott, CGCS
10:00 am REGISTRATION: $20 FOR MEETING AND LUNCH; OR $40 FOR LUNCH AND GOLF (PLEASE CALL AHEAD OR USE E-VITE; WE NEED AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT)
10:30 am ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

ONLY CURRENT MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED AT BUSINESS MEETING

11:00 am LUNCH – GOLF WILL FOLLOW (WEATHER PERMITTING)

Cost: $40 per person for golf or $50 for both lunch and golf.

PLEASE CALL SOUTHERN SEEDS BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH AT 1-800-682-
1102; SO WE CAN MAKE ADEQUATE ACCOMMODATIONS OR USE E-VITE TO
INFORM US THAT YOU ARE COMING; BUT DO NOT USE BOTH.

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ENCTA Meeting – October 7, 2015

Next Meeting:
2015 Coastal Cup
ENCTA vs. Cape Fear
Wednesday October 7, 2015
River Landing Country Club (River Course)
Wallace, NC
Host: Chris Humphrey, GCS
10:30 am – 11:00 am Registration
11:00 am – 11:30 am Lunch (Buffet lunch or order from menu or grab lunch on your own)
12:00 pm Shotgun – Format: 18 hole team and single matches: Each match is worth one point. Halved matches will count as half point per team.

Cost: $40 per person for golf or $50 for both lunch and golf.

For information: Please contact Andy Ipock at 252-269-9051 or Stanley Elliott, CGCS at 252-378-5743.






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ENCTA Meeting – September 17, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday September 17th
Falling Creek Country Club
Kinston, NC
Host: Kyle Oakes
Speakers: Mickey McCord, McCord Golf and Safety Services
Bill Anderson, CGCS, Carolina Golf Association Agronomist
Topic: How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program
What We Saw In The Summer Of 2015?


ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNMENT
8:30 am Registration: Members: $20.00 for the meeting and lunch; $20.00 for golf. Or $40 for both Non-Members: $25 for meeting and lunch; $25 for golf. Or $50 for both. (Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
9:00 am Guest Speaker: Mickey McCord
10:00 am Guest Speaker: Bill Anderson, CGCS
Pesticide credits applied for

GCSAA credits applied for

11:00 AM Lunch – Golf will follow
ENCTA MEMBERS CHAMPIONSHOP GOLF TOURNMENT

CURRENT MEMBERS ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR GOLF PRIZES
(Need to be present to received prizes)

Please call Southern Seeds by Friday, September 14th at 1-800-682-1102; so we can make adequate accommodation or use e-vite to inform us that you are coming; but do not use both.

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ENCTA Meeting – August 20, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday August 20th
North Shore Golf Club
Sneads Ferry, NC
Speakers: Matt Martin, Horticultural Crops Research Station, NC State
Topic: New Fungicide Strategies for Spring Dead Spot and Fairy Ring Diseases on Ultradwarf Bermuda Greens
Host: Brian Williams
9:30 am Registration:
Members: $20 for Meeting and Lunch: $20 for Golf or $40 for Both
Non-Members: $25 for Meeting and Lunch: $25 for Golf or $50 for Both
(Please call ahead or use e-vite; we need an accurate head count)
10:00 am Guest Speaker: Matt Martin
11:00 am Lunch; Golf will follow

Pesticide credits applied for

GCSAA credits applied for

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday August 17th at 1-800-682-1102; so we can make adequate accommodations or use E-vite to inform us that you are coming, but do not use both.






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July-August 2015 President’s Newsletter

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

Our April 16th meeting took place at Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Club in Rocky Mount, NC. Thanks to David Coley and his staff for the hospitality. Mr. Jim Schultes from A. C. Schultes spoke on Understanding Wells and Pump Stations. We also gave away a Lifetime Member reward to Mr. Robert Hinton.

Our fundraising tournament sponsored by Smith Turf & Irrigation took place on May 14th at Timberlake Golf Club in Clinton, NC. Thanks to Austin Allison and his staff for having the course in excellent condition. The team of Green Resource with ENCTA members Chris Pearson and Brian Green were the winners in a playoff; followed by the team of Revels Turf & Tractor with ENCTA members Neal Duff and Cam Copley. The teams from Southern Seeds, Cypress Landing and TSP rounded out the top five. Donnie Page and Richard Frazier were our longest drive winners and Les Bailey, CGCS and Mike Kennedy were our closest to the pin winners sponsored by Howard Fertilizer and ENCTA.

On June 19th our meeting at Reedy Creek Golf Course was cancelled (postponed) due to the weather (extreme heat). Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services was going to speak on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. We have rescheduled Mickey for September; we will have a 2 hour meeting at Fallen Creek.

Andy Ipock hosted our family night at the Morehead City Marlins baseball game on July 16th. This event was sponsored by Vandemark Farms. This was a great opportunity to relax and spend time with our families.

Our next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Cape Fear Association at North Shore Golf Club in Sneads Ferry, NC. Matt Martin will be our speaker. In September we will have our Annual Golf Championship at Falling Creek Country Club hosted by Kyle Oakes and sponsored by Cardinal Chemical. Mr. Bill Anderson, CGCS from the Carolina Golf Association will be speaking on what we saw in the summer of 2015 and Mr. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf & Safety Services will be speaking on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. We would like to thank all of our 2015 sponsors and invite all of our members to our next few meetings. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more details and information on our 2015 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
ENCTA President
Cypress Landing Golf Club
252-378-5743

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May-June 2015 President’s Newsletter

ENCTA Members and Colleagues:

We had a very informative meeting in March. Thanks to Ken Gerhardt, General Manager and Josh Purvis, Golf Course Superintendent and their staff at Carolina Colours Golf Course in New Bern for hosting the event. Dr. David Hardy, Dr. Kristin Hicks and Dr. Weimin Ye all from NCDA & CS Agronomic Division, spoke to us on how to best interpret soil, tissue, water and nematode tests. I would like to personally thank them for taking time out of their day to spend with us. And for those of you who did not come; you missed a great lunch, the chicken and mac & cheese were awesome.

We had a great meeting in April. Thanks to David Coley and his staff at Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Club for hosting the event. Jim Schultes from A.C. Schultes spoke on the Understanding of Wells and Pump Stations. Great information was shared with us.

ENCTA has so much to be thankful for. Between the support of our renewing sponsors for 2015, our new sponsors for 2015 and everyone that supported our recent fundraising tournament. We are having a tremendous year, better than last. We have the most sponsors then we ever had. Our fundraising tournament sponsored by Smith Turf & Irrigation took place May 16th at Timberlake Golf Club in Clinton, NC. Thanks to Austin Allison and his staff for having the course in great condition.

Our next meeting will be at Reedy Creek Golf Course hosted by Roger Olmstead on June 18. Mickey McCord from McCord Golf and Safety Services will be speaking on How to Develop Your Own Golf Course Safety Program. In July we will be have a family night at a Morehead City Marlins baseball game in Morehead City, NC. This event will be hosted by Andy Ipock and sponsored by Vandemark Farms on July 16th and will give us a great opportunity to relax and spend time with our families. We would like to thank all of our 2015 sponsors and invite all of our members to our next few meetings. Please visit our website at www.encta.org and our Facebook page for more dates and information on our 2015 schedule.

Stanley Elliott, CGCS
ENCTA President
Cypress Landing Golf Club
252-378-5743

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ENCTA Meeting – July 16, 2015

Next Meeting:
Thursday July 16th
Big Rock Stadium
Morehead City, NC
Host: Andy Ipock

Morehead City Marlins Game (www.mhcmarlins.com)

6:00 pm Meet outside the stadium for your ticket and then go to the picnic
area. Menu will includes full service catering from the Marlins staff.
7:05 pm Marlins Game Starts

Please call Southern Seeds by Monday, July 13th at 1-800-682-1102, so we can make adequate accommodations or use e-vite to inform us that you are coming, but do not use both.