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UMass Turf Research Field Day

2017 Turf Field Day Sponsors

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UMass Turf Research Field Day is presented on a bi-annual basis to highlight the wide range of research projects currently taking place at the UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield, MA as well as on research being conducted at other locations by University of Massachusetts Turf Program faculty, staff, and graduate students.

The UMass Turf Program will continue the long tradition of a Research Field Day in South Deerfield on July 26, 2017. Turf practitioners and their associates will have the opportunity to meet and speak with UMass staff and to view projects underway. The event will include a trade show, and demonstrations and exhibits from numerous industry vendors will be featured. All registrants can enjoy continental breakfast and a hearty barbecue lunch.

Current UMass research includes studies on the biology and integrated management of turf-damaging diseases and insects, short- and long-term weed management, pesticide exposure, fertility, drought management, as well as a range of National Turfgrass Evaluation Program fine turf trials.

For more background about Field Day, refer to the photo gallery and video below.

Photos from UMass Turf Field Day 2015:

(all photos by Ben Barnhart)

Turf Field Day 2015: Mary Owen, Turf Program Coordinator, makes some welcoming remarks.
Turf Field Day 2015: James Poro, Troll Research Center superintendent, addresses the crowd.
Turf Field Day 2015: Attendees connect with exhibitors at the trade show.
Turf Field Day 2015: Dr. Geunhwa Jung talks turf with an attendee.
Turf Field Day 2015: Seed priming demonstration by Dr. Michelle DaCosta.
Turf Field Day 2015: Dr. Michelle DaCosta talks about protective covers.
Turf Field Day 2015: Dr. Mickey Spokas talks about the constructed wetland wash station at the Center.
Turf Field Day 2015: Dr. Pat Vittum and Laurie Brocklesby demonstrate insect scouting techniques.
Turf Field Day 2015: Dr. Geunhwa Jung speaks about IPM for turf diseases.
Turf Field Day 2015: Dr. Scott Ebdon speaks on water-conserving irrigation techniques.
Turf Field Day 2015: The Joseph Troll Turf Research Center was dressed up for the occasion.
Turf Field Day 2015: The lawn also featured a tribute to the late Dr. Joseph Troll.