Penn State Turf and Ornamentals Field Day
Date: August 5, 2021
Save the Date: August 5th
Penn State Turf and Ornamentals Field Day 2021
After more than a year of virtual turf and ornamentals meetings, Penn State is now offering in-person outdoor education events. On August 5th, professional landscapers, golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, grounds managers, and others interested in the management of turf and ornamental landscape plantings will have the opportunity to see the latest trends and research from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences during Turf & Ornamentals Field Day. Speakers will include Penn State faculty, staff, graduate students, and extension educators.
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 am with presentations on pesticide formulations, first aid, and application technology that will qualify for 2 CORE pesticide credits for PA-licensed applicators. This will be followed by morning breakout sessions on green infrastructure, creating and maintaining natural areas, identification of ornamental pests, and pruning. Pesticide credits in CATEGORIES 5, 6, 10, 18, 23, and PC will be offered in certain breakout sessions. Box lunches will be provided at the Arboretum at noon 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 7, 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. Some pesticide credits will be offered in select afternoon sessions.
Registration and other details on the program agenda, pesticide credits, and speakers can be found at the following website: