Turfgrass Field Day

The University of Maryland Turfgrass Research Field Day will be held this year on Wednesday July 17 from 12:00 to 5:00pm. The event will begin with registration and poster presentations highlighting recent lab projects from the turfgrass pathology group, along with updated information regarding the Maryland Department of Agriculture Nutrient Management and Pesticide Guidelines.

Following registration, the day will proceed with a three-hour walking tour of ongoing field research projects underway at the research facility. If you are interested in the most recent, cutting-edge research to better manage turfgrass in the region, this event is for you.

In 2018, the UMD Turfgrass Research Team presented over 30 different field projects including cool and warm season cultivar selection, evaluations of new products for managing turfgrass diseases, and bio-based options for both weed and disease control. Whether you manage home lawns, landscapes, sports fields, or golf courses, this event will have valuable information for you to implement at your facility.

Pesticide certification and professional fertilizer applicator credits were awarded in 2018 for Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Virginia. We anticipate similar credit options for the 2019 program. The event ends with a spectacular meal of crab and barbecue with great conversation among friends and colleagues.

REGISTER HERE: https://psla.umd.edu/about/turfgrass-field-day-registration

New for 2019

Want to make it a full turf or golf day? Come early or stay late and play a quick 9 holes at neighboring golf course, Paint Branch Golf Course. Let the cashier know your with any of our turfgrass organizations and pay a cart fee ($7) or if you prefer to walk the course, pay a pull cart rate ($3). 

Golf is first come first serve, and you cannot be late for Field Day. 

We look forward to seeing you at these events!

About The Paint Branch Turf Research Facility

The development of the Paint Branch Turfgrass Research Facility began during the summer of 1998. The buildings were constructed from the fall of 1998 through the summer of 1999, with the facility being dedicated on July 12, 2000. 

In 2004, the Plant Preparation Building was added to the facility. The buildings of the facility occupy three acres at the northern edge of the University of Maryland campus at College Park. #5 acres of land for field research are utilized through an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture. Current research includes integrated pest management, species and cultivar evaluations, fertility, soil modification, disease management and programs for reduced management inputs.

The Maryland Turfgrass Council      P.O. Box 389, St. Michaels, MD 21663   Phone: (443) 742-6618       

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