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Turfgrass field day set for August in Griffin

By for CAES News

Whether you're a golf course superintendent or a homeowner in search of the perfect lawn, you’ll find the information you need at the University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Day.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. on Aug. 1 for a daylong workshop covering everything you ever wanted to know about turfgrass and more. The field day will be held at the turfgrass research plots at the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. Tours will begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m., rain or shine

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers and Extension specialists will present the latest information on how to care for residential lawns and commercial golf courses. Field day topics will include controlling turf insects like mole crickets and white grubs and controlling turf weeds like crabgrass and dollar spot.

For Spanish-speaking attendees, the field day will also be offered in Spanish.

The field day is certified for Georgia Pesticide License credit hours: two hours for a private license and four hours in categories 21, 24 and 27.

A barbecue and chicken lunch will be followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment.

Registration for the field day is $65 and covers the day’s program and lunch. Groups of four or more will receive a 10 percent discount. Students can attend for $20. To register, call (770) 229-3477 or go to the website www.georgiaturf.com.

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Cooperative Extension, the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Georgia Urban Ag Council and the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture have partnered to conduct this field day.

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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