There is still time to register for one of turf's fastest-growing field days.
Scheduled for Sept. 11 at the East Tennessee Research and Education Center, the University of Tennessee Turf and Ornamental Field Day offers a full schedule of education on timely topics presented by more than a dozen UT researchers and graduate students.
Pesticide recertification credits will be available for attendees from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina, and the entire program is approved by the GCSAA for 0.40 CEU.
Attendees also can register for a behind-the-scenes tour of Neyland Stadium, home of the UT football team since 1921.
Speakers and topics scheduled for this year's field day include:
Crabgrass Control After the Polar Vortex: Jim Brosnan, Ph.D. and Greg Breeden, UT;
Golf Course Disease Management: Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., Jesse Benelli, and David Shell
The Working Science Behind Poly Tanks: Fred Whitford, Ph.D., Purdue University;
Managing Synthetic and Natural Turf Athletic Fields: Adam Thoms and Kyley Dickson, UT;
Environmental Buffers to Protect Water Quality: John Stier, Ph.D., UT;
Ornamental Grasses for Tennessee: Tom Samples, Ph.D. and Johnny Parham, UT;
Recent Advances in Technology & Tools to Help Manage Turf & Ornamental Pests: Amy Fulcher, Ph.D., Bill Klingeman, Ph.D. and Javier Vargas, UT;
What's Wrong with My Plants? ? An Overview of Common Ornamental Disease and Insect Pests in Tennessee: Frank Hale, Ph.D. and Alan Windham, Ph.D., UT;
Is This Your Lawn? An Interactive Session About Refurbishing Residential Lawns: Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., Tom Samples, Ph.D., Eric Reasor, Daniel Farnsworth, Shane Breeden, Kyley Dickson, and Javier Vargas, UT;
Pulp Fiction: Fact and Fiction on Managing Landscape Plants & Pests: Amy Fulcher, Ph.D., Bill Klingeman, Ph.D., Diana Cochran, Ph.D., and Phil Flanagan, UT;
Preparing Golf Course Putting Greens to Optimize Ball Roll Distance & Consistency: John Sorochan, Ph.D., Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., Corey Yurisic, Jesse Benelli, and David Shell, University of Tennessee.