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N.C. State Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 8

Media Contact: Emily Erickson, 919-513-2034 or

Experts from North Carolina State University will discuss a range of topics related to growing and maintaining turfgrass Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the annual Turfgrass Field Day.

Event registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at N.C. State’s Lake Wheeler Road Turfgrass Research Lab along Lake Wheeler Road just south of the Raleigh city limits. The field day program runs from 8:30 a.m. until early afternoon, ending with lunch at 11:30 a.m.

The Turfgrass Field Day typically draws hundreds of “green industry” professionals such as landscapers and golf course superintendents. However, it is open as well to homeowners who are interested in learning how to maintain a healthy lawn. There is a $30 attendance fee, which includes lunch. The fee rises to $35 after Aug. 3.

The field day includes presentations on the latest turfgrass research by faculty members in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Presentations are scheduled on a new plant breeding program that is designed to produce new turfgrass varieties that are better suited to North Carolina conditions as well as managing insects and diseases that damage turfgrass. Weed control presentations are also scheduled, as is a presentation on research on how the paint used on athletic fields impacts turfgrass.

Online registration and other information about the field day are available at

Written by: Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or

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