Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day includes tours, trade show

June 15, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Property managers will learn about the latest advances in turf and landscape maintenance at the 70th Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day on July 14.

During the morning session, Purdue experts will lead tours of the W.H. Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center, located at 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. Each tour includes several short presentations focusing on a specific industry sector.  

Topics and presenters include:

* "Diagnosing Common and Not-So-Common Problems." Aaron Patton, associate professor of horticulture, and Quincy Law, graduate research assistant.

* "Monitoring and Managing Caterpillars." Doug Richmond, associate professor of turfgrass entomology and applied ecology.

* "Mechanical Damage to Trees: Mowing and Maintenance Equipment." Lindsey Purcell, forestry and natural resources urban forestry specialist.

* "What's Hot in the Diagnostic Lab." Gail Ruhl, botany and plant pathology senior plant disease diagnostician.

There will also be a trade show, with more than 40 exhibitors demonstrating new turf and landscape management equipment and products.

The afternoon session includes the workshop "Better Turf with Less Water," presented by the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance.

Registration is $45 by July 1 or $65 after. Lunch will be provided for those who register early. To sign up, go to http://tinyurl.com/p3cm75k.

A complete agenda is available at https://www.mrtf.org/images/stories/2015_fdattendee.pdf

Writer: Aspen Deno, 765-496-2384, denoa@purdue.edu 

Source: Kyle Daniel, 765-494-7621, daniel38@purdue.edu

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