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Nebraska Turfgrass Research Day August 14

We want to publicize this event because we get a lot of great info to share with you via Roch Gaussoin, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, and Bill Kreuser, Assistant Professor and Turfgrass Extension Specialist, from Lincoln, NE. Their blog, Turf iNfo, is an excellent resource not only for Nebraskans but those throughout the Great Plains and Midwest.

The turf team at UNL
has our two signature events locked and mostly loaded for 2019/2020. Nebraska
Turfgrass Research Field Day is scheduled for August 14 at the East Campus Turf
plots. We realize this is much later than “normal.” The late schedule will
allow a closer look at our herbicide and cultivar trials where the summer
months help identify the winners from the losers very effectively. We will also
be presenting information on wildlife damage and control, remote sensing of
nitrogen use and water stress, fertility and brown patch management, soil water
infiltration and a bit of a deviation from our turf work, breeding efforts in
hops and ornamental millet. We also anticipate other timely topics to be
identified as the summer progresses. Per tradition, the gourmet hotdog lunch will
be provided by Wahoo Locker.

The Nebraska
Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show is scheduled for January 7-9, 2020 at the
La Vista Conference Center – 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE. Final schedule
TBD and confirmed speakers include Pat Jones who will be giving the keynote
address “How turf can change the world.” Pat is an engaging speaker with a
wealth of relevant information. We have also confirmed two outstanding
turfgrass academics. The always entertaining and thought provoking Dr. Frank
Rossi from Cornell University and the legendary Dr. Bruce Clark from Rutgers
University. Stay tuned as we add more cutting edge topics and speakers to the
agenda!