UGA sets turfgrass research field day for August in Griffin
From Georgia FACES
EVENT DATE: Aug. 6, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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. 6 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 ribs and chicken lunch will be followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment. A self-guided research tour begins at 1:15 p.m.
Register early to save money
Registration for the field day is $50 ($20 for students) if received by July 9 and covers the day's program, a field day research guide and lunch. Groups of four or more can receive a 10 percent discount before July 9. To register, call (770) 229-3477 or go to the website www.GeorgiaTurf.com 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 and the Georgia Golf Environment Foundation are partnering to present the field day.