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Sod and turfgrass field day set for Ft. Valley

By for CAES News

Georgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Ft. Valley, Georgia for the annual Georgia Sod & Turf Producers Field Day.

Industry leaders and university experts will provide updates on turfgrass related topics and the latest equipment will be demonstrated and on display at the event’s trade show.

Educational sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Valley State Agricultural Technology Conference Center. Bryan Tolar of the Georgia Agribusiness Council will present a session on policy. University of Georgia weed scientist Patrick McCullough will discuss herbicide resistance in Georgia sod production and John Hunt of ViaSearch.

The trade show and exhibits, representing more than 20 green industry companies, will be held at Super-Sod turf farm from noon until 4 p.m.

The field day is sponsored by the Georgia Urban Ag Council (UAC). Registration is $85 for Georgia UAG members, $100 for non-members and $45 for students. For more information, call (800) 687-6949, email info@urbanagcouncil.com or go to www.urbanagcouncil.com.

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