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Kansas Turf Conference!

Kansas Turf Conference in conjunction with KNLA

December 4, 5 & 6, 2018

Kansas Expocentre, Topeka

Mark the date to attend the Kansas Turfgrass Conference in conjunction with KNLA on December 4, 5 & 6 in Topeka.

The conference is an excellent way to learn about turf, nursery and landscape management, visit with old friends, network with new ones, and see all the latest equipment and supplies from local and national vendors.

The conference has been approved for Commercial pesticide recertification hours:

  • 1 Core hour
  • 3A – 7 hrs
  • 3B – 7 hrs
  • International Society of Arboriculture CEUs and GCSAA education points will also be available by attending the conference.

Download a copy of the program, get exhibitor information, or register online


KSU Turf Field Day – August 2!

(Jared Hoyle, KSU Horticulture & Natural Resources)

The Kansas Turfgrass Field Day will be held Thursday, August 2 at the Rocky Ford Turf Research Center in Manhattan.

The field day program is designed for all segments of the turf industry – lawn care, athletic fields, golf courses, and grounds maintenance. Included on the program are research presentations, problem diagnosis, commercial exhibitors, and equipment displays. There will be time to see current research, talk to the experts and get answers to your questions.

Pesticide recertification credits in 3A and 3B are available, as well as GCSAA education points.

You can register online at https://2018turfday.eventbrite.com

Sign up for The Turfgrass Management Workshop in Colby, KS

(By Jared Hoyle, KSU Turfgrass Research and Extension)

Sign up today for the Turfgrass Management Workshop in Colby, KS.  This event is for anyone who manages turfgrass, from homeowners to professionals.

Kurt Sexton will be talking about soil sampling and the appropriate methods and I will be presenting on how to prepare your turfgrass for 2016.  Following the presentations we will have a question and answer session, so bring your questions!

Hope to see you there!

turf workshop colby



Western Nursery and Landscape Association Conference – Jan 20-22, Kansas City

The Western Nursery and Landscape Association annual conference will be Jan 20-22 at Crown Center Exhibit Hall in Kansas City.

Here is a link to WNLA: http://www.wnla.org/wnla

And here is a direct link to the program: http://www.wnla.org/files/2016%20Western%20Schedule%20122115.pdf

As you will see in the program, some KSU faculty will be featured speakers. Cheryl Boyer is presenting on social media, Chad Miller is talking about bulbs, and Jason Griffin is discussing the national elm trial.

Turf and ornamentals field day, 2015

(Megan Kennelly, KSU Plant Pathology)

Thanks to everyone who came out to Field Day last week. Thanks to the vendors for supporting the event. Thanks to the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Center – Olathe for your help.

Here are some photos taken by Linda Parsons and Cortney Nagel. Christy Dipman has also posted these on the Kansas Turfgrass Foundation Facebook page. Thanks to all 3 of you for taking and sharing these images.

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