The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day will be held Oct. 12 at the Scott’s Miracle-Gro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3100 F&B Road in College Station.
“This field day offers an opportunity for members of industry and the general public to see and hear about current research activities in the Texas A&M turfgrass program, including collaborative efforts with engineering, water quality, plant pathology and soil science,” said Ben Wherley, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass ecologist, College Station.
The program will begin with registration from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Concurrent programs and field tours will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch.
Something new this year, Wherley said, will be an equipment rodeo from 1-2 p.m., where attendees can see the latest in turf management equipment for the green industry.
The fee is $50 if preregistered and $75 per person on the day of the event. Preregistration at https://tx.ag/turfgrassfieldday2022 is required for lunch.
On the agenda
Topics will be:
– Turfgrass Selection and Management.
– Irrigation Management and Drought Recovery.
– Turfgrass and Ornamental Pest Management.
– Golf Course Fairway and Sports Field Construction.
– New Technologies and Educational Demonstrations.
– Turfgrass Weed/Disease Control Research.
– Turfgrass Fertility Research.
– New Technologies for Turfgrass Management.
All participants are asked to park at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex at 3240 F&B Road, adjacent to the Turfgrass Field Lab. A shuttle to and from the event will be provided. Signage and attendants will direct participants to registration and events.
Questions about field day should be addressed to Alisa Hairston, email@example.com, 979-845-0884.