We want to publicize this event because we get a lot of great info to share with you via Roch Gaussoin, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, and Bill Kreuser, Assistant Professor and Turfgrass Extension Specialist, from Lincoln, NE. Their blog, Turf iNfo, is an excellent resource not only for Nebraskans but those throughout the Great Plains and Midwest.

The turf team at UNL has our two signature events locked and mostly loaded for 2019/2020. Nebraska Turfgrass Research Field Day is scheduled for August 14 at the East Campus Turf plots. We realize this is much later than “normal.” The late schedule will allow a closer look at our herbicide and cultivar trials where the summer months help identify the winners from the losers very effectively. We will also be presenting information on wildlife damage and control, remote sensing of nitrogen use and water stress, fertility and brown patch management, soil water infiltration and a bit of a deviation from our turf work, breeding efforts in hops and ornamental millet. We also anticipate other timely topics to be identified as the summer progresses. Per tradition, the gourmet hotdog lunch will be provided by Wahoo Locker.

The Nebraska Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show is scheduled for January 7-9, 2020 at the La Vista Conference Center – 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE. Final schedule TBD and confirmed speakers include Pat Jones who will be giving the keynote address “How turf can change the world.” Pat is an engaging speaker with a wealth of relevant information. We have also confirmed two outstanding turfgrass academics. The always entertaining and thought provoking Dr. Frank Rossi from Cornell University and the legendary Dr. Bruce Clark from Rutgers University. Stay tuned as we add more cutting edge topics and speakers to the agenda!

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