The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present the 2017 Turf and Ornamental Field Day on September 7 at the UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education, and big crowds are expected for this popular professional educational event. Previous turf and ornamental field days have attracted more than 500 participants.
Designed to address topics primarily of interest to turf and landscape management professionals, faculty supporting the Turf and Ornamental Field Day will present short seminars on topics including:
* Weed Control for Turf and Ornamentals
* Fungicide Management
* Non-chemical Ryegrass Transitioning
* Integrated Pest Management Resources
* Keeping High-use Sports Fields Safe
* Establishing Hybrid Bermudagrass
* Mower Configuration
* Ornamental and Turf Disease Management and Insect Pests
An additional presentation will update attendees regarding the activities of the Center for Athletic Field Safety.
Several continuing education options will be available to guests. Attendees will be able to receive as many as five pesticide recertification credits in Tennessee categories C1, C3, C6, C10, and C12; and credits will be available for attendees from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and South Carolina as well. International Society of Arboriculture credits will be provided and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will be offering 0.45 continuing education credits to members who attend.
Discounted preregistration is available online via credit card at a cost of $65 at tiny.utk.edu/TurfFieldDay. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the event, but for a higher fee. All patrons will receive a breakfast and BBQ lunch thanks to generous support from numerous industry sponsors.