This event is scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2001, at the Landscape Horticulture Research Center and the Hartley Selections Garden, both on South Lincoln Avenue in Urbana. This annual event is planned to provide current information and education to all professional turfgrass, nursery, landscape, and garden center personnel.
In the morning, meet with suppliers, vendors, and distributors at the trade show. Discuss current and future research and ask questions of U of I turf and landscape staff. Bring samples of plant problems for examination and diagnosis. Take in a class such as the Weed ID Walk or Herb Management.
Following lunch and equipment demonstrations, view current turf and landscape research. Turfgrass managers can view pesticide runoff evaluations, divot repair studies, Poa annua and other turf weed- and disease-management studies; insect updates; turfgrass cultivar evaluations; and other turf cultural studies. Landscape and nursery managers can observe woody plant research; ornamental grass management and weed-control studies; impatiens insect-management studies; and disease problems associated with current Illinois growing conditions.
Advance registration (by July 26) is $25 per person and includes lunch. For directions and registration information, please call (217)333-7847.
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Registration
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Trade show
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Tour Hartley Selections Garden, Japan House, and the USDA Woody Plant Evaluations
10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon, Workshops/classes
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m, Barbeque lunch
12:15 p.m., Introductions
12:35 p.m., Equipment demos
1:00 p.m., Tour research plots