International turf conference scheduled for July at Rutgers
Set for July in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the 13th International Turfgrass Conference is the Super Bowl of turfgrass education.
Presented by the International Turfgrass Society, the event is held every four years. This summer will be the show's first return to the United States since 1993 and only its third appearance here since it was founded in 1969.
Scheduled for July 16-21, the event will be hosted by Rutgers University and will feature four keynote addresses on phytobiomes, sustainable water management, breeding for climate change and sustainability, and climate impacts on crops and turfgrass. It is expected to draw more than 500 people from 26 countries.
Discussions in the following topics are being considered for the program as well:
Conservation/Environmental Quality/Pesticide and Nutrient fate
Diseases (Plant Pathology and Microbiology)
Ecosystem Services - Biodiversity
Establishment and Maintenance (Seed quality, establishment and overseeding/reseeding, irrigation, mowing etc.)
Genetics and Breeding/Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
Insect and Nematode Pests
Physiology, Stress Physiology and Ecology
Soil Biology, Chemistry and Plant Nutrition
Soil Physics and Rootzone Construction
The program also will include technical field tours of New York City-area venues like Yankee Stadium, USGA headquarters and self-guided tours of research plots at Rutgers.
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