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Educational event set for turfgrass growers
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Anyone interested in learning about the latest turfgrass management practices can attend the 2014 Mississippi State University Turfgrass and Ornamental Field Day to get access to industry experts.
The MSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences will host the event in Starkville on Aug. 26.
In addition to five educational workshops led by the MSU Turfgrass Team, the field day will include a vendor expo with field demonstrations and opportunities for guests to have one-on-one discussions with experts at the MSU Extension Service booth.
Guests can also bring plant and disease samples for the experts to identify.
“This is a great opportunity for people to increase their knowledge about turf disease and weed management,” said Jay McCurdy, assistant professor in the MSU plant and soil sciences department. “It’s also a chance for everyone to enjoy the innovative designs and plant selections at the Mississippi State Trials Garden and learn about the latest bermudagrass varieties.”
The preregistration deadline is Aug. 1. Preregistered guests receive a discounted entry, complimentary lunch and a T-shirt. The workshop is free for MSU students, faculty or staff; $15 for non-MSU students; and $25 for turf or ornamental horticulture professionals.