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New turf research center hosts field day on July 20
The new University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus Turf Research Center will be the site for a turf grass research field day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20. The new turf plots, located on the north side of East Campus, have been under construction for the past two years and are now ready for display.
Morning research presentations will include selecting grub control products, plant growth regulator GDD models for fairways and other high-cut turf, remote sensing of turf stress, conventional vs. low-input turf establishment, scouting soil issues with x-ray guns, controlling cool-season grasses in warm-season turf, weed control and more.
Kim Todd, extension horticulture specialist, will present on the turf-vs.-tree battle. Matt Sousek, turf grass station manager, will present the new solar power system and decoder central control system.
In addition to a trade show in the afternoon, a research question-and-answer session with faculty, staff and students will be offered.
Cole Thompson, integrated turf grass management specialist, will be present to meet members of the Nebraska turf industry and to answer questions.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. and tours begin at 9:15 a.m. Preregistered attendees receive a free lunch.
For more information and to preregister, click here.