Ornamental and turfgrass field day set this weekend

LSU AgCenter News
October 04, 2007 at 8:24 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

The LSU AgCenter will conduct an ornamental horticulture and turfgrass field day for lawn and garden professionals on Oct. 9 at Burden Center Station in Baton Rouge.

The program will include morning tours, a luncheon presentation and an afternoon pesticide re-certification program. Organizers request registration by Oct. 2.

Tour highlights will cover ornamental horticulture research efforts in the turfgrass, nursery crops, floriculture crop production and landscapes.

Ornamental topics scheduled are container nursery crop studies pertaining to fertilization and media selection, landscape plant flooding tolerances, post-harvest cut flower studies, herbaceous and woody ornamental landscape evaluations and weed control in the landscape.

Turfgrass topics scheduled include seashore paspalum germination and establishment, an overview of new national turfgrass evaluation program (NTEP) cultivar trials, brown patch studies, weed control efforts for torpedograss, dallisgrass and dollarweed in turf and plant growth regulator work in bermudagrass and centipedegrass.

For additional information on this event, visit www.agcenter.lsu.edu.

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