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UK Turfgrass Research Field Day is July 9
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host a free Turfgrass Research Field Day July 9 at the Turf Research Center at Spindletop Farm in Lexington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Turfgrass industry professionals, garden center employees, UK College of Agriculture extension professionals, employees and turfgrass students are invited to attend.
"This is really the only turfgrass research location in Kentucky where you can visit the research plots and talk with researchers and graduate students about current research and turfgrass management practices," said A.J. Powell, UK turfgrass extension professor.
Participants can choose three of five wagon-ride research tours. Each tour will run about an hour and will repeat hourly at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Research tours include turf and ornamental entomology, golf course-bentgrass, warm-season grasses, cool-season grasses and weed control and pro-active ecological activities. Attendees can receive one pesticide applicator CEU for each tour. Information about specific tour subjects and speakers can be found at http://www.uky.edu/ag/ukturf.
Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be served. The lunch is sponsored by the Kentucky Turfgrass Council.
The field day will conclude at 12:45 p.m.
To get to the Spindletop Turfgrass Research Farm from Interstate 75, take the Kentucky Horse Park/Ironworks Pike exit, travel one mile past the Horse Park and follow the Field Day signs. From Interstate 64 or New Circle Road, take the Newtown Pike exit, travel north to Ironworks Pike, turn left, and follow the Field Day signs.
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