Annual Texas A&M turfgrass field day set for Oct. 11 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day will be Oct. 11 at the new Scott’s Miracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research on F&B Road in College Station.

The new Scott’s Miracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research on F&B Road in College Station will be the site for the annual Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day Oct. 11. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)

“We are excited to share our latest research findings and show off our new facilities to this year’s attendees,” said Dr. Ben Wherley, associate professor of turfgrass ecology with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station. The new facility was opened in May.

Registration is set for 7:45-8:30 a.m., followed by the official welcome. Concurrent programs and field tours will run from 8:45 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available. Preregistration for attendees and exhibitors can be found at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Turf.

There is a $30 fee, which includes lunch. On-site registration will be available the morning of the event.

All participants are asked to park at the Thomas G. Hilderbrand, 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.

The field day will feature AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University soil and crop science department faculty, staff and students presenting on the following topics:

– Turfgrass selection and management.

– Irrigation management and drought recovery.

– Turf fertilizer research.

– Turfgrass and ornamental pest management.

– Golf course fairway and sports field construction and topdressing programs.

– Soil salinity and sodium management.

Additionally, there will be new irrigation technology and educational demonstrations.

For more information, contact Alisa Hairston at ahairston1@tamu.edu, 979-845-0884 or 979-458-2568.

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