Turfgrass and Ornamental Field Day

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

South Farm Research Center 3600 East New Haven Road, Columbia, MO, 65201

Learn more about the science and latest technologies of turfgrass and landscape service work.

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration, coffee/donuts and exhibitors

8:30 – 9 a.m. Welcome & Introduction: Dr. Lee Miller, Turfgrass Pathology
Welcome & Program Update: Dr. Mike Collins, Director of Division of Plant Sciences;
Dr. Marc Linit, Associate Dean for Research & Extension, CAFNR;
Welcome & MOTOC Update: Gabe Huffington, MoTOC President

9 – 10 a.m. Morning Session I: Visit 3 of 4 topics
Presentations last 10 minutes; 10 minute Q&A/Transit time

STOP 1

“Automated Weather Monitoring and Application”
Dr. Pat Guinan – Missouri Extension/State Climatologist

STOP 2

“Insect pests of turfgrass: billbug taxonomy, biology, and chemical control options” 
Dr. Xi Xiong - Assistant Professor: Turfgrass Science & Dr. Bruce Barrett – Professor: Entomology

STOP 3

“Urban Trees and the Arrival of Emerald Ash Borer”
Dr. Hank Stelzer - Department Chair & Associate Professor: Forestry

STOP 4

“Fungicide Performance in Controlling Critical Diseases on Golf Putting Greens” 
Daniel Earlywine, M.S. - Research Specialist: Turfgrass Pathology

10 – 11 a.m. Morning Session II: Visit 3 of 4 topics
Presentations last 10 minutes; 10 minute Q&A/Transit time

STOP 6

“Evaluation of Annual Flower Selections for 2014”
Dr. David Trinklein - Associate Professor: Floriculture

STOP 7

“Performance of micronutrient fertilizer MicroPel® for improving Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) performance” 
Steve Song, Ph.D. program - Graduate Research Associate: Turfgrass Science

STOP 8

“Impact of Post-Application Irrigation on Preventive Fungicide Performance” 
Dr. Lee Miller - Assistant Professor: Turfgrass Pathology

STOP 9

“MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic – Serving the Public’s Plant Disease Needs” 
Patricia Wallace, M.S. – Director of the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic

11 a.m. – noon Morning Session III: Visit 3 of 4 topics
Presentations last 10 minutes; 10 minute Q&A/Transit time

STOP 9

“Growing Native: Examples from the new MU People’s Garden” 
Bill Ruppert – National Nursery Products

STOP 10

“Fertilizer Management for Tall Fescue Lawns”
Dr. Brad Fresenburg, Assistant Professor: Turfgrass Science

STOP 11

“Comparing the safety and efficacy of Specticle® and Barricade® on Zoysiagrass” 
Joseph Schneider, Ph.D. program - Graduate Research Associate: Turfgrass Science

STOP 12

“Updates on Warm Season NTEP trials and Research on Pythium Root Diseases” 
Max Gilley, M.S. - Graduate Research Assistant: Turfgrass Pathology

 

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Included), Exhibits, & Raffle

12:45 ~ 1:30 p.m. Exhibitor Demonstrations

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Event Type

Workshops, Training, Research, Science

Sponsors

CAFNR, South Farm Research Center

Website

http://motoc.org/fd/

Department

CAFNR

Contact Phone

573-882-4450

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