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T.U.R.F Day 2017

T.U.R.F. Day 2017

Turf Under Research Field Day

The Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre of Olds College is happy to announce the second biennial Turfgrass Under Research Field Day on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. FREE to attend (advanced registration required), a wide variety of research being conducted at the PTRC will be covered during the morning plots tour with Research Scientist Katie Dodson, Research Associate Laura Chaves, and the rest of the PTRC research team at the turfgrass research plots. Lunch, Tailgate Tradeshow, and equipment demonstrations will follow at the research plots, and the day will end with afternoon breakout education sessions. This event is open to all members of the turfgrass community, as research projects dealing with golf course, athletic field, and municipal park and recreation maintenance will be discussed.

Please take a moment to pre-register for this event to give us an idea of how many people will enjoy this unique free opportunity at Olds College. Pre-register by clicking this LINK

Click here for a map of important places. Click on pins for a description of each location.

If you are are interested in setting up a booth for the tailgate tradeshow, or interested in an equipment demonstration, click this LINK.


9:00 – 9:45 AM

Check-in/Registration at the PTRC Research Plots

10:00 – 12:00 PM

Research plots tour

12:00 – 3:00 PM

Lunch & Tailgate Tradeshow (on plots)

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Sprayer Calibration (on plots)    Jason Pick

(Limit 40 registrants)       1 CEU

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Seminar options

     A. Strategies for Improving Cold Tolerance of Turfgrasses

         Dr. Darrell Tompkins

     B. Integrated Pest management

         Dr. Ken Fry                                             1 CEU

 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation Annual General Meeting (All ATRF Members welcome)

*Weather permitting. Seminar time may change to accommodate the weather. The research plots tour will be moved inside to the landscape pavilion if inclement weather continues for the entire day.

For more information, please contact: Katie Dodson (403) 507-7947, Laura Chaves (403) 507-7973, or Jason Pick (403) 556-8243