Published on 06/29/10

UGA Turfgrass Field Day set for Aug. 4

If caring for turfgrass is in your job description, the University of Georgia has planned an event just for you. The UGA Turfgrass Field Day will be filled with everything you ever wanted to know about turfgrass and much more.

The field day will be Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event will held outdoors - rain or shine.

UGA researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists will present the latest research-based information on turfgrass varieties grown in Georgia. Topics include the latest on disease, insect and weed control, using in-ground soil moisture sensors, turfgrass management and proper fertility practices.

Learn about newly released UGA bermudagrass, seashore paspalum, tall fescue and zoysiagrass varieties and see the varieties growing in research plots.

The latest turfgrass industry equipment will be displayed and demonstrated. And, for the growing number of Hispanic employees working in the turfgrass industry, the morning sessions from 9:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. will be offered in Spanish.

The field day is certified for Georgia Pesticide License Credit hours. Participants can earn four hours of credit in category 24 (ornamentals and turf) and four hours in category 21 (plant agriculture).

The $65 registration fee covers the presentations, a detailed program booklet and a barbecue lunch. Early registrations, received by July 21, are just $50.

For more information or to register, go to the website or call (770) 229-3477.

The field day is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Georgia Turfgrass Association, the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association and the Georgia Sod Producers Association.

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