Upcoming Events

Athletic Turf Workshop

picture of turf grass on an athletic field

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

8:30am to 3:00pm

Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center

Crossville, AL

  • 8:30-8:45 Registration
  • 8:45- 9:30 Mowing, aeration, topdressing, irrigation & drainage
    • Proper mowing heights & frequency. Reasons to aerate, equipment to use.  Proper topdressing materials and techniques.  Irrigation design and schedules.
  • 9:30- 10:30 Fertility, Overseeding and transition
    • Overview of plant nutrition. Interpreting soil tests.  How soil types impact fertilizer needs.  Establishing ryegrass and overseed.  Herbicides for transitioning out of ryegrass in the spring.
  • 10:30- 12:15 Pest Management
    • Major pests & control: Fire ants, armyworms, weeds, diseases.
  • Lunch
  • 12:45-3:00 Tour field
    • Equipment, how to take a soil test, maintaining pitcher’s mounds, skinned areas, scouting a field for possible problems.
    • Sprayer/Spreader Calibration
  • Adjourn

Please call the Extension Office by August 1, 2018 to RSVP 256-547-7936

10 recertification points for D&R, OTPC, and OTPS applied for acceptance.