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Turf Field Day - 2015

The PTRC hosted its first ever T.U.R.F. Day (Turf Under Research Field Day) on August 27th, 2015 at Olds College. It was a very successful event with over 60 people in attendance. They were treated to a tour of our plots, a BBQ lunch, and 2 seminars presented by Jason Pick. Katie Dodson, Lead Research Scientist, along with Laura Chaves, her Research Associate, presented an incredibly informative tour of 8 unique and exciting research trials. We were very happy with how it turned out, and received great feedback from those in attendance. We look forward to hosting another Field Day in 2 years.

About half the attendees were from the Golf Industry, with the other half comprised of Parks and Recreation, Municipalities, and Sod Growers. The morning was spent with a tour of the plots led by Katie Dodson and Laura Chaves. Each trial was shown off, and all methods and procedures were explained. After a BBQ lunch at the Land Science Centre, Jason Pick had 2 classroom sessions with pesticide credits available at both. The feedback of the event was very positive, and plans are already in place to host another field day in the summer of 2017. We at the PTRC are extremely excited to be able to share even more of our data at this future event.

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