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Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day

July 10, 2002

The 2002 University of Illinois Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2002, 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 professional turfgrass, nursery, landscape, and gar-den center personnel, as well as Master Gardeners and home horticulturists.

Field Day Schedule
8:30–9:30 a.m., Registration, coffee, trade show
9:30–10:00 a.m., Introductions, opening remarks
10:00–11:55 a.m., Tour research plots and trial garden
Noon–1:00 p.m., Barbecue lunch
1:00 p.m., Trade show, equipment demo, seminars

Morning: Arrive in time to visit the trade show and view current turfgrass, nursery, and landscape research. Research stops for golf and amenity turf-grass managers include Poa annua and other weed controls, insect updates, disease identification and management, cultivar evaluations, and turf cultural studies. Landscape and nursery managers will observe landscape plant selection, ornamental grass studies, and nursery crops soil-mix research. See the latest bedding plant selections at the Hartley Selections Garden in the U of I Arboretum.

Afternoon: Visit the trade show, watch the equipment demonstration, and take in one of the several horticultural seminars and tours. Moreover, U of I horticulturists, educators, plant pathologists, and entomologists will be available to discuss research, answer questions, and diagnose plant problems. Bring samples of your plant problems.

For registration information, phone Carol Preston, (217)333-7738.

Author: Phil Nixon


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