The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day welcomes experts and enthusiasts for technical discussions, industry networking and research facility tours. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana)
Professional CEUs available, enthusiasts welcome
DALLAS — An Oct. 10 turfgrass and landscape field day for professionals and enthusiasts will offer industry networking opportunities, research facility tours and technical discussions by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and specialists.
The event will be from 7 a.m.-2 p.m at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Road.
Sixteen expert-led sessions will include topics like herbicide selection for weed management; breeding improved warm-season turfgrass cultivars; controlling insect pests; and methods for proper disease diagnosis.
A full agenda and registration are available at https://tinyurl.com/aggieturfday2018.
“Guests will have time to attend as many as eight of the 20-minute discussions,” said Dr. Lindsey Hoffman, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service turfgrass specialist in Dallas. “There will be plenty of time for visitors to meet industry and academic experts throughout the event.”
Speakers include Texas A&M faculty and staff from College Station and Dallas who work to address green-industry challenges with cutting-edge science, Hoffman said. Meanwhile, turfgrass and green industry representatives, including chemical and equipment companies, will be on hand for technical information and networking opportunities.
“It’s a chance for science and industry to converge in supporting the next advancements in our field,” Hoffman said.
A $55 registration fee, through Oct. 5, includes coffee, a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch in the Dallas center’s new Water Education Building. Registration after Oct. 5 and at the door is $75. Sponsorship information is available at the registration website and by clicking here.
The field day event offers continuing education units from the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association. Visit the registration site for CEU information and any scheduling updates.