The issue of turfgrass weeds developing resistance to both pre- and postemergence herbicides is an emerging problem throughout the southeastern United States. The East Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Association (ETGCSA) and UT Extension will be co-hosting a Herbicide Resistance Field Day on April 8th, 2014 at the East Tennessee Research and Education Center in Knoxville, TN.
This event will be an educational meeting for the ETGCSA and an in-service training for UT Extension professionals. The Field Day will encompass both classroom sessions and plot tours on the topic of building herbicide programs centered around rotating herbicidal mechanisms of action to prevent resistance in turf. Attendees will receive up to four pesticide recertification credits in Tennessee categories C3, C6 C10, and C12 and continuing education credits from GCSAA. A full copy of the program is presented below.
April 8th, 2014
UT Plant Sciences Research Farm
3215 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37996
8:30 – 2:00 pm
$10 per person (additional $10 per person for individuals desiring to participate in a Big Break format golf event at the UT Practice Facility following lunch. This is limited to 40 ETGCSA members and will be a 9-hole walking event).
8:30 – 9:00am: A sponsored breakfast will be provided by Bayer Environmental Sciences
12:00 – 1:00pm: A sponsored lunch will be provided by Dicken’s Supply
Attendance is limited to a MAXIMUM of 100 people. RSVP prior to March 25th, 2014 to ensure registration. RSVP information can be sent directly to Jeff Rumph with ETGCSA (firstname.lastname@example.org). All registration fees will be collected on-site via cash or check only.
We hope to see all of you at our 2nd Annual Herbicide Resistance Field Day on April 8th, 2014.
For more information on the UT Turfgrass Weed Science Program, please visit our website or contact us via Twitter.