AR - OK Turfgrass Shortcourse

Arkansas / Oklahoma Turfgrass Shortcourse – Jan. 7-8, 2020
Little Rock, AR

 

Just a reminder about registering for the AR_OK Turfgrass Shortcourse – please use the link below to register! Also, see information regarding pesticide CEUs and recertification issues.

 

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

 

Oklahoma and Arkansas Pesticide Credits have been approved for attending this course:

 

Oklahoma:

Check back soon for CEU course information! 

Arkansas:

Attendance to this event will count as recertification for Commercial or Non-Commercial Applicators and Technicians.

 

Program information:

The University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University will co-host a turfgrass shortcourse on January 7-8, 2020 in Little Rock, AR. This event is a 2-day, intensive course that covers the basics of turfgrass management, including topics such as turfgrass identification, fertilization, pest control, and best mowing practices. This is a great course for people who may have recently entered the industry or would just like a good refresher course on some of the fundamentals of turfgrass management. The course will run from approximately 8:00-5:00 each day and lunch and snacks will be provided both days.

 

Dates and Times:

January 7, 2020– 8:00-5:00

January 8, 2020– 8:00-4:30

 

Location:            

University of Arkansas

Cooperative Extension office

Education Wing - Auditorium

2301 S. University Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72204

 

Cost: $140 / person

 

Online Registration:

https://horticulture.uark.edu/research-extension/turf/short-course.php

 

 

 

 Tentative schedule (may change):

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Topic

Speaker

Time

Welcome and Orientation

Dr. John Boyd

8:00-8:15

Disease Management

Dr. Nathan Walker

8:15-9:15

Break

 

9:15-9:30

Disease Management Continued

 

9:30-10:30

Turfgrass ID

Dr. Justin Moss

10:30-11:45 

Lunch (catered in)

 

11:45-12:45

Turfgrass Selection

Dr. Dennis Martin

12:45-1:45

Irrigation

Dr. David Gerken

1:45-2:45

Break

 

2:45-3:00

Weed Management

Dr. Dennis Martin

3:00-3:45

Break

 

3:45-4:00

Weed Management

Dr. John Boyd

4:00-5:00

Conclusion of Day 1

Dr. John Boyd

5:00 pm

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Topic

Speaker

Time

Turfgrass Establishment

Dr. Mike Richardson

8:00-9:00

Break

 

9:00-9:15

Fertilization

Dr. Doug Karcher

9:15-10:15 

Break

 

10:15-10:30

Cultivation

Dr. Doug Karcher

10:30-11:30

Arkansas Turfgrass Assoc.

Kyle Sanders

11:30-11:45

Lunch (catered in)

 

11:45-12:45

Mowing

Dr. Mike Richardson

12:45-1:45

Break

 

1:45-2:00

Insect Pest Management

Dr. John Hopkins

2:00-3:00

Break

 

3:00-3:15

Pesticide Safety and Disposal

Dr. John Hopkins

3:15-3:45

Labels, Laws, Regulations

Dr. John Boyd

3:45-4:30

Final comments and adjourn

 

4:30-5:00

 

Hotel accommodations:

Hotels that are very near the Cooperative Extension office are the Four Points by Sheraton, The Staybridge Suites - Medical Park, and the Wingate by Windham on Shackleford.

 

 

 

Map to Cooperative Extension Office

 Map to Cooperative Extension Office

 

 

Contact person:

Matt Bertucci - bertucci@uark.edu

479-575-3979

 

John Boyd - jboyd@uaex.edu

 501-671-2224