Published on 06/19/02

Turf field day in Griffin Aug. 8

This day-long, hands-on field day is for anyone interested in turf management. Golf course superintendents and employees, park and recreation workers, lawn care professionals, school principals and coaches will learn about the most current turf research and how to make it work for them.

Tour, hands-on workshops

The event includes a tour of the Georgia Experiment Station research plots and gardens. UGA scientists will also teach hands-on workshops on water issues, preemergence crabgrass control, grub management, new fescue varieties, fire ant control and other topics.

For Spanish-speaking people, translators will be on hand. The program offers Certified Crop Advisor credit hours and Georgia Pesticide Certification credit hours, too.

A $25 fee (or $40 after July 25) covers access to demonstrations, research tours and lunch and a turf day field manual. To register, or for more information, call the Georgia Experiment Station at (770) 229-3477.

The event is sponsored by the UGA Extension Service, UGA CAES Griffin campus, Georgia Turfgrass Association, Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture and Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turfgrass Association.