Turfgrass is topic of field day

Date posted: July 29, 2010

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Media Contact: Emily Erickson, lecturer, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, 919-513-2034 or emily_erickson@ncsu.edu

A Turfgrass Field Day at which experts from North Carolina State University will discuss the latest research on growing and maintaining turf for residential lawns, golf courses and athletic fields will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Sandhills Research Station in Jackson Springs.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and concludes at 11:45 a.m. with lunch. There is a $25 registration fee, and people who wish to attend may register online at www.TurfFiles.ncsu.edu/FieldDay. Attendees may also register the day of the event.

The field day will feature presentations on managing pests and diseases that attack turfgrass and fertilizing turfgrass. It will also include information on applying paint to athletic fields and a presentation titled “Management Impacts on Carbon Sequestration beneath Turfgrasses.” A golf putting contest is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. at the conclusion of the presentations.

The Sandhills Research Station is at 2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs. The field day is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University and the college’s research and outreach units, respectively, the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

For more information on the field day, please contact Emily Erickson, lecturer in the Department of Crop Science at N.C. State, at 919-513-2034 or emily_erickson@ncsu.edu.

Written by: Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu

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