Turfgrass and Ornamental Field Day

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3600 East New Haven Road, Columbia, MO, 65201

http://motoc.org/fd/
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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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