East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton
- Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Kim Benton, 903-683-5416, email@example.com
OVERTON – The annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be Feb. 7 in Overton.
The program is $35, which includes lunch, and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053.
The popular yearly event is geared toward both professional turfgrass managers and homeowners, said Kim Benton, AgriLife Extension agent, Cherokee County.
“In the past, the program has been heavily attended by professionals like golf course managers, but anyone interested in learning more about turfgrass and how to care for a lawn will benefit,” she said. “These specialists will focus on those primary concerns, including subjects like the various turfgrass species and varieties, lawn insects and diseases, and fertilizer.”
Exhibitors will also be on site.
Speakers and topics include:
– Darren Rozell, Rozell Sprayer Manufacturing owner, Tyler – Chemical Update.
– Dr. Becky Grubbs, AgriLife Extension statewide turfgrass specialist, College Station – Winter Weed Control.
– Grubbs – Major Diseases of Lawns.
– Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist, Dallas – Lawn Pest Update.
– Brad Waters, A&A Landscape and Irrigation vice president, Farmersville – Irrigation Efficiency.
– Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension program specialist at the Integrated Pest Management School, Dallas – History of IPM.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available — four general and one integrated pest management.