UK to host Turf Research Field Day

An aerial shot of the turf research plots at UK's A.J. Powell Jr. Turfgrass Research Center at Spindletop Research Farm.

PHOTO: Gregg Munshaw, UK turfgrass extension specialist
Lexington, Ky.

The University of Kentucky turfgrass research group will host its annual field day July 13 at the UK Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington. Turf professionals homeowners who want to improve their lawns are invited to attend.

The field day begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a trade show. Wagon tours of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment research plots begin at 9 a.m. The four tours include the latest research specific to insect management and pollinators, golf management, lawn management and sports turf management. Participants will have the opportunity to attend three of the four tours, as all repeat at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The field day concludes at noon with lunch and a trade show.

Preregistration for the field day is $20 per person through July 7. After that deadline, the rate increases to $30.

In the afternoon, participants can choose to attend one of three optional workshops. These workshops include sprayer and spreader calibration, weed and grass identification, and disease identification.

The cost to attend one of the optional workshops is $10 before July 7 and $20 after that date. Field day organizers have applied for continuing education units for Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee turf professionals for both the field day and the workshops.

More information and online registration is available at http://www.uky.edu/Ag/ukturf/field%20day.html.

Contact: 

Gregg Munshaw, 859-257-5606

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