AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Turfgrass Institute will host their annual Iowa Turfgrass Field and Demo Day on Sept. 11. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Iowa State Horticulture Research Station near Ames.
The event is offered to golf course maintenance crews, athletic field managers, lawn care companies and homeowners. Attendees also may sign up to earn continuing instructional credit for their commercial applicator license.
The field day will begin with check-in from 7-8 a.m. Educational sessions will begin at 8:15 a.m. Each content area will feature five topic demonstrations provided by Iowa State faculty and researchers.
Pesticide applicator training sessions begin at 10 a.m. with continuing instructional credits offered to certified pesticide applicators for recertification of commercial or private licenses in categories 3O, 3T, 3OT and 10. Golf Course Superintendents Association of America continuing education points also will be awarded.
An insect, disease and weed identification tour will be held prior to lunch, which will be provided by Hickory Park. Demonstrations by exhibitors will be held from 10:15-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
The Iowa State Horticulture Research Station is located at 55519 170th Street, Ames, Iowa.
Registration for the event can be completed online. Cost for the field day is $40, which includes coffee, donuts and lunch. Registration for those attending pesticide applicator training is $60. Attendees wishing to receive pesticide applicator training must pre-register.
For more information about the event, follow @iaturfinstitute or visit www.iowaturfgrass.org. Contact 515-635-0306 with any questions about the event or for assistance.
— Adam Thoms and Nick Christians, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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