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TURFGRASS FIELD DAY - AUGUST 10TH, 2022
MSU Turfgrass Field Day, Aug. 10, 2022
There are two tours for attendees to choose from in the morning; golf turf and lawn/athletic fields tour. Each tour will be 2 hrs. in length. There are three afternoon workshops for the attendees to choose from (these are separate pay events so some attendees will just attend the morning research tours and some will attend both the morning tour and afternoon workshops).
Golf Turf Research Tour (9 - 11 am):
Lawn and Athletic Fields Turf Research Tour (9 – 11 am):
Afternoon Diagnostic Walk (12:00 - 2:00 pm)
This year we’re mixing it up a little bit from our traditional weed and disease walk. We’re combining the weed and disease walk into one, here’s how it will work. We will split the attendees into two groups. One group will follow Dr. Vargas and Nancy Dykema on the disease diagnostic walk and the other group will follow Dr. Nikolai and Dr. Frank on the weed and cultural practices walk.
On the disease walk participants will learn how to identify the common turfgrass diseases and management options for common diseases including: dollar spot, brown patch, crown-rotting anthracnose, red thread, and pythium blight and root-rot. On the weed walk participants will learn how to identify the common turfgrass weeds and the best cultural and herbicide control options. The walk will include discussion of best management practices both with and without herbicides to ensure high turfgrass quality and most importantly customer satisfaction.
MSU Athletic Fields Tour (12:00 – 2:00 pm)
The MSU athletic field tour is returning to field day and will visit Spartan Stadium and the baseball, softball, and soccer facility. Andy Flynn the head athletic field manager will lead the tour of the facilities. Discussion will include different establishment techniques used, herbicide recommendations for establishment during summer, and fertilizer programs to hasten establishment, along with management techniques used throughout the various sport seasons.
Thank you to Jesse Sholl and the staff at the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center for all they did to make this one of the most successful Field Days to date.
Golf 1. Disease Management for Golf Courses
Nancy Dykema and Dr. J. M. Vargas, Jr.
Dollar Spot Management
Summer Stress in Turfgrass
Lawn and Athletic Fields 7. Turfgrass Weed Research
Golf 2. The Effects of Soil Test Philosophy Recommendations on Creeping Bentgrass and Annual Bluegrass
Lawn & Athletic Fields 8. Disease Management in Lawns and Athletic Fields
Golf 3. Abiotic Stress Physiology of Putting Green Species
Lawn & Athletic Fields 9. The Long-Term Effect of Irrigation and Fertilizer Programs on Different Turfgrass Species
Golf 4. Racecourse Athletic Field Systems, and Golf Ball Reaction and Soil Strength Studies
Lawn & Athletic Fields 10, Golf 5. Outbreaks of Japanese Beetle Decline in Southern Michigan Due to Biological Control While Populations Increase in Northern Michigan
Golf 6. Turfgrass Weed Research
Highlights from the Afternoon Workshops:
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 27156, Lansing, MI 48909