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Arkansas : Turfgrass short course set for Jan. 4-5 at new Tyson Center

Turfgrass identification, pests and best mowing practices are among the topics on the agenda for the Jan. 4-5, 2018, Turfgrass Short Course being held at the new Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, 1371 W. Altheimer Dr. in Fayetteville.

 

“This is a great course for people who may have recently entered the industry or would just like a good refresher course on some of the fundamentals of turfgrass management,” said Mike Richardson, professor-Horticulture, for the U of A System Division of Agriculture.

 

The short course is co-sponsored by University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Oklahoma State University. Programs start at 8 a.m. each day and wrap up at 5 p.m. Lunch and snacks are provided. Continuing education units for Oklahoma and Arkansas have been applied for.

 

Cost to attend is $140 per person. Register online at:  https://horticulture.uark.edu/research-extension/turf/short-course.php.

 

 

The tentative lineup of topics and speakers:

 

  • Disease management – Nathan Walker, professor-Entomology/Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State.

 

  • Weed management and calibration – John Boyd, professor-Weed Science, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

 

  • Insect management – Eric Rebek, associate professor-Entomology/Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State.

 

  • Turfgrass selection – Dennis Martin, professor-Horticulture/Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State.

 

  • Turfgrass ID and irrigation – Justin Moss, associate professor- Horticulture/Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State.

 

  • Turfgrass establishment and mowing – Mike Richardson, professor-Horticulture, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

 

  • Cultivation – Doug Karcher, professor-Horticulture, U of A System Division of Agriculture.

 

For more information, contact Mike Richardson, mricha@uark.edu, at 479-575-2603.

 

Karcher and Richardson will also be on the education agenda for the annual Arkansas Turfgrass Association trade show, Jan. 11-12 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

 

Source: University of Arkansas

 

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Terry Simmons