Texas A&M Turfgrass Field Day set Oct. 9 in College Station

Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day

Ambika Chandra, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass breeder in Dallas, discusses varieties during the 2017 field day at College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)

COLLEGE STATION — Registration for the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 9 is open. The field day will be held at the Scotts-MiracleGro 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.

Becky Grubbs-Bowling, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service turfgrass specialist, College Station, said attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units, visit the trade show to see new industry products and have lunch alongside fellow turf professionals and enthusiasts.

The program will begin with registration from 7:45-8:30 a.m. The concurrent programs and field tours will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch. Preregistration is required for lunch. The fee is $55 if registered by Sept. 27 and $65 thereafter and at the door.

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

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.

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.

Questions about field day should be addressed to Alisa Hairston, ahairston1@tamu.edu, 979-845-0884; Grubbs-Bowling, bgrubbs@tamu.edu; or Wherley, b-wherley@tamu.edu.

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