Published on 07/21/16

UGA turfgrass research field day just weeks away

Whether you're a homeowner, new landscape company owner or a veteran golf course superintendent, you'll find the latest research-based information on growing and maintaining turfgrass at the University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. on Aug. 4 and tours begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. The daylong event will be held rain or shine on the turfgrass research plots at the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga.

Residential and commercial lawn topics

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers and Extension specialists will present the latest information on how to care for residential lawns, commercial golf courses, athletic fields and any other space covered with turfgrass. Field day topics will include how to control weeds, insects and diseases, managing seed heads, heat and drought tolerance and an update on the UGA turfgrass breeding programs.

Guided tours will be offered in Spanish for Spanish-speaking attendees.

The field day is certified for private and commercial pesticide recertification credits in Georgia and neighboring states. A license number is required to receive the field day credits.

A catered BBQ lunch will be followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment. The self-guided portion of the research tour begins at 1:15 p.m.

Register early to save money

Registration for the field day is $80 ($30 for students) and covers the day's program, a field day research guide and lunch. Groups of four or more can receive a 10 percent discount. To register, call (770) 229-3477 or go to the website for program information and online registration.

The UGA CAES, UGA Extension, the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Georgia Urban Ag Council, the Georgia Turfgrass Foundation Trust, the Georgia Golf Environment Foundation, the Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association and the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association are partnering to present the field day.

Follow the field day on Twitter at @GeorgiaTurf.

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