UACES Facebook Turfgrass shortcourse set for Jan. 4-5 at new Tyson Center

Turfgrass shortcourse set for Jan. 4-5 at new Tyson Center

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Dec. 8, 2017 

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

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“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.

To learn more about turfgrass in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent, or visit www.uaex.edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact Mike Richardson, mricha@uark.edu, at 479-575-2603.) as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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