Turf field day features new products, latest research

July 13, 2011
Contact Information:

Mike Richardson, Professor, Department of Horticulture
479-575-2860, mricha@uark.edu

Doug Karcher, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture
479-575-5723, karcher@uark.edu

Fred Miller, Agricultural Communication Services
479-575-5647, fmiller@uark.edu

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Associate professor Doug Karcher discusses putting green management during the 2010 University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Turfgrass Field Day.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture will host a Turfgrass Field Day Aug. 3 at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located two miles north of the university campus in Fayetteville.

The field day will offer up-to-date information about new products and Division of Agriculture turfgrass research. It will feature a trade show and an opportunity to network with industry professionals.

Pesticide applicator recertification will also be offered during the event.

Research presentations will include:

• new grass cultivars for lawns, sports fields and golf;

• pest control studies;

• drought tolerance research;

• putting green management;

• fertility testing; and

• sports field construction.

Mike Richardson, professor of horticulture, said, “We’re expecting a great turn-out for the field day. The University of Arkansas Turfgrass Field Day draws more than 200 professionals annually.”

Registration and the trade show begin at 7:30 a.m. Research tours begin at 9 a.m and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The pesticide recertification session begins at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Mike Richardson, professor of horticulture, at 479-575-2860 or mricha@uark.edu or Doug Karcher, associate professor of horticulture, at 479-575-5723 or karcher@uark.edu.