UMass Turf Research Field Day
UMass Turf Research Field Day is presented on a biennial 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 research being conducted at other locations by University of Massachusetts Turf Program faculty, staff, and graduate students.
The UMass Turf Program last continued the long tradition of a Research Field Day in South Deerfield on July 19, 2023. Turf practitioners and their associates had the opportunity to meet and speak with UMass staff and to view projects underway. The fantastic event included a trade show, and exhibits from numerous industry representatives were featured. All registrants had the opportunity to enjoy continental breakfast and a hearty cookout lunch.
UMass Turf Research Field Day is held every other year... look for the next edition in the summer of 2025.
Current UMass research includes studies on the biology and integrated management of turf-damaging diseases and insects, short- and long-term weed management, environmental stress physiology, fertility, drought management, and golf and sports surfaces, as well as a range of National Turfgrass Evaluation Program fine turf trials.
For more background about Field Day, refer to the photo gallery below.
Photos from the most recent UMass Turf Field Day (July 19, 2023):
(all photos by Ben Barnhart)