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 on research being conducted at other locations by University of Massachusetts Turf Program faculty, staff, and graduate students.
The UMass Turf Program continued the long tradition of a Research Field Day in South Deerfield on July 26, 2017. Turf practitioners and their associates had the opportunity to meet and speak with UMass staff and to view projects underway. The event included a trade show, and demonstrations and exhibits from numerous industry vendors were featured. All registrants enjoyed 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)