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This event features tours and speakers covering topics such as NTEP bluegrass and ryegrass, summer seeding, turfgrass insects, and post-emergence crabgrass control. It is for turfgrass specialists who work with golf courses, athletic fields and lawn care services.
Faculty and staff from Iowa State departments of horticulture, agronomy, entomology and natural resource ecology and management will present informational sessions along with speakers from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Indian Hills Community College. Topics include pond management, pesticide application, weed management and turfgrass insect, weed and disease identification.
The field day includes a Pesticide Applicator Training session to meet requirements for applying pesticides. Suppliers of turfgrass products will exhibit at the field day.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., for $30. Coffee, donuts, and lunch are included.
Directions to the research station: Three miles north of Ames on Hwy 69, turn east on 170th St. about 1.5 miles.
Iowa State sponsors the field day with the Iowa Turfgrass Institute, the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association, Iowa Sports Turf Managers Association and the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association.
A number of Leopold Center-funded research projects are conducted on ISU Research and Demonstration Farms throughout the state. Principal investigators often present their findings and discuss their work at field days and other public events.
Get a complete list of research farm field days/home garden events here [ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences]
For general information, contact Sally Medford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-294-5045.