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FIELD DAY REGISTRATION - AUG 7 2014

2014 FIELD DAY - EXHIBITOR INFO - PRINTABLE

UM / MTGF Turf and Grounds Field Day
Set August 7 at TROE Center in St. Paul

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By SAM BAUER
Turfgrass Extension Educator
University of Minnesota


Greetings MTGF members, we are happy to announce that the UM / MTFG Turf and Grounds Field Day will be brought back to the St. Paul campus this year. Over the past two years, we have held this field day in a virtual format with the production of short videos detailing research projects conducted by faculty and staff here at the University of Minnesota.

The Virtual Field Days were made possible through the support of the MTGF and its membership. Virtual Field Day videos from 2012 and 2013 can be found at www.turf.umn.edu and www.mtgf.org.

We couldn’t be more excited to be offering the face-to-face field day again, and we look forward to your participation in this education and networking opportunity.

PHOTO: National Turfgrass Evaluation Trials and breeding of several turfgrass species along with Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease updates will highlight this year’s Field Day at TROE Center on the St. Paul campus.

Over the past 20 years, the MTGF has supported numerous research projects here at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, we have been very successful at securing grants related to critical issues in landscape management and sustainability. This funding makes it possible for us to research specific issues that you face on a daily basis.

Please join us on August 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the St. Paul campus to see these research projects first hand. This is one month earlier than previous field days, and we hope that the timing will be more convenient for attendees. We will be offering two separate focus areas, turfgrass research or landscape research.

Some exciting highlights of this year’s field day include:
+ National Turfgrass Evaluation Trials and breeding of several turfgrass species
+ Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease updates
+ Improving the winterhardiness of perennial ryegrass
+ Evaluation of turf management products for disease suppression, increased turf quality and stress tolerance
+ Wetting agent influence on surface firmness and winter injury of golf course putting greens
+ Current insect and disease issues associated with horticultural plants
+ Using growing degree days to schedule trinexapac-ethyl applications on creeping bentgrass putting greens: new knowledge
+ Fine fescue species characteristics regarding divot recovery and response to traffic
+ Fertilizer and turfgrass species effects on microbial populations in the soil
+ Bee Lawns: new species options for lawns to improve pollinator habitat
+ Pesticide runoff from golf course fairways
+ Turfgrass species drought evaluations

These are just a few of the projects that will be presented this year.
 



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