Turf and Ornamentals Field Day
Penn State Turf and Ornamentals Field Day is our chance to show you the results of turfgrass research designed for golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, and lawn care operators; and provide tours and hands-on demonstrations for landscapers, nursery operators and others interested in ornamental horticulture.
What was formerly Penn State Turfgrass Field Day, has been expanded to include a Core pesticide education program from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, followed by morning breakout sessions on pests of ornamental plants. In the afternoon program, attendees can participate in tours of turfgrass research at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, or three breakout sessions dealing with weeds and other pests, pruning, tree of heaven ID and control, ticks in the landscape, soil and disease diagnostic lab tours, and a tour of the Penn State Arboretum from 12:45 to 4:00 PM.
Turfgrass research sessions at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center
- Disease, weed, and insect control
- Fertilizer evaluations
- Turfgrass cultivar evaluations
- Athletic field research
- Low maintenance turf
- PGR evaluations
Sessions at the Penn State Arboretum
- Pest walks
- Plant identification
- Pollinators and pesticides
- Tour of Plant Disease Clinic and Ag Analytical Services Lab
- And much more...
Turfgrass Research Tour
Location: J. Valentine Research Center (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
The turfgrass research component of Penn State Turfgrass and Ornamental Field Day will feature a variety of turfgrass field research demonstrations and plot tours. Turfgrass field day is a great way to learn about the latest findings in turfgrass disease, weed, and insect control; turfgrass cultivar performance; fertilizer products and practices; athletic field research; compost utilization; and much more.
Pesticide Credits and Education Points
Core and Category 6 (ornamentals), 23, and 18 pesticide credits will be available from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the ornamentals sessions.
For the Turfgrass Research Tour (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM), the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture has assigned 4 credits of Cat. 7, 23, and 18 for the Golf Turf Track, and 3 credits of Cat. 7, 23, and 18 for the Lawn/Sports Turf Track.
Also, 0.30 GCSAA Education Points will be awarded for the Golf Turf Track of the Turfgrass Research Tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sharon I Gripp, Gregory Hoover, Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.