Turf field day

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGolf course managers want their turfgrass postcard perfect. So domany homeowners. The University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Daywill have much to offer both, and anyone else interested inhealthy turf, Aug. 15 in Griffin, Ga.The field day is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UGA Griffincampus. Registration will start at 8 a.m. It will be outdoors,rain or shine, so dress appropriately (bring sunscreen and acap).UGA researchers and extension specialists will give the latest onhow to care for your lawn or golf course. You’ll learn the latestresearch on disease, insect and weed control in Georgia turfgrasses.The field day will include updates on newly released UGA turfgrasses like seashore paspalum, a grass popular along the coastthat can be irrigated with salt water.Displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industryequipment will be on hand, too. And for the growing number ofHispanic turfgrass workers, the morning session, from 9 to 11:30a.m., will be offered in Spanish.For people needing pesticide recertification, the field day hasbeen certified for Georgia Pesticide License Credit hours. Sixhours of credit will be given in categories 24 (ornamentals andturf) and 21 (plant agriculture). Certified Crop Advisor creditwill also be available, too, with credit in pesticide managementand crop production.The $40 registration fee ($55 after July 28) covers the day’spresentations, a detailed program booklet and a barbecue lunch.Four or more people registering as a group qualify for a10-percent discount.Register by credit card by calling the UGA Griffin CampusContinuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or faxing yourregistration and credit card payment to (770) 233-6180. Or mailyour fee to the Office of Continuing Education, University ofGeorgia Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA30223. For the first time, participants can register through thefield day’s Web site at www.georgiaturf.com.Or just pay the extra $15 and sign up at the field day Aug. 15from 8 to 9 a.m. For a complete schedule, see the Web site.last_img

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