Penn State hosting annual Field Day

The event is Aug. 5 at the The Arboretum at Penn State and its turfgrass research center.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On August 5, 2021, green industry professionals will have the opportunity to see the latest trends and research from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences during the 2021 Turf & Ornamentals Field Day.

Speakers will include Penn State faculty, staff, graduate students, and extension educators. This event is designed for professional landscapers, golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, grounds managers, and others interested in the management of turf and ornamental landscape plantings.

Held at the The Arboretum at Penn State and the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center on the University Park campus, Turf and Ornamentals Field Day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with presentations on pesticide formulations, first aid, and application technology that will qualify for 2 CORE pesticide credits for Pennsylvania licensed applicators.

This will be followed by breakout sessions on green infrastructure, creating and maintaining natural areas, identification of ornamental pests, and pruning. Pesticide credits in Categories 05, 06, 10, 18, 23, and PC will be offered in certain breakout sessions. Box lunches will be provided at the Arboretum and are included in the cost of the program.

Afternoon sessions will include turfgrass research tours at the Valentine Research Center that will qualify for up to (3) Category 07, 23, and 18 pesticide credits. Other afternoon sessions will include tours of the Agricultural Analytical Services Lab and Plant Disease Clinic, a turf weed walk, an update on spotted lantern fly, a tour of the Arboretum, and a presentation on emerging insect pests. Pesticide credits will be offered in select afternoon sessions.

Registration and other details on the program agenda, pesticide credits and speakers can be found here.