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Published on 07/10/00

Urban Agriculture Field Day August 16

urbanag.jpg (10882 bytes)Agriculture isn't just out in the country. Look around you. Everywhere you look, you see topics of the Urban Agriculture Field Day Aug. 16 in Griffin, Ga.

The field day, at the Georgia Experiment Station, will show how to manage and maintain commercial and home landscapes and recreational facilities.

Among the topics: screening deciduous azaleas, testing blueberries, butterfly gardening, fire ant management, new grasses, abelias, tall fescues for Georgia, white grub control and many, many more.

It's open to the public. Anyone interested in turf and ornamental horticulture is invited.

Two Field Days in One

The field day will include an ornamentals open house and a turf grass field day. Both are presented by the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Several categories of professional pesticide applicators may get recertification credit on completing the field day.

The fee for the field day is $25 before Aug. 7 and $40 after that. This covers registration, instruction, refreshment breaks and a barbecue lunch.

To sign up, or to learn more about the event, visit the Web site at (www.griffin.peachnet.edu/ u afd). Or call (770) 229-3477.