TWCA is excited to partner with Virginia Tech to bring you the 2019 Field Day! With guest speakers, new trials, and the plaquing for TWCA's newest Rainout Shelter (ROS) it promises to be a great event!
Virginia Turf Council will be offering pesticide and fertilizer recertification this year for those who need them in the Blacksburg area. Remember, if you're a member of VTC, your registration is free!
The fun all starts 6pm on August 19th at the Goatley residence (912 Derbe LaneBlacksburg, VA 24060) for Suds n Spuds (Sponsored by Williams Brothers). Come by to relax and reconnect with your colleagues and friends in the green industry.
Field day starts August 20th with breakfast sponsored by STI at the Virginia Tech Turf Center and Schmidt Pavillion at 7:30am and the program starting at 8am.
Make sure you pick up a program sponsored by FMC.
John Stier Turf Water Quality Alliance (TWCA), TWCA trials and qualifications
Evaluation of Curative Insecticides for Masked Chafer White Grubs
Managing Grassy Weeds in Lawn and Landscape Turf
Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control and Renovation
Using Ethylene Inhibitor to Prolong Tall Fescue Sod Shelf-life
Brown Patch Control Strategies in Tall Fescue Lawns
Humic and Fulvic Acid Biostimulants Impact on Quality and Drought Tolerance of Tall Fescue for Home Lawn
Robotic Mower Performance
Spring Dead Spot Management for Sports Turf
Establishing and Maintaining a Bluebird Trail
The Virginia Tech team is the real star of the show with Dr. Mike Goatley, Dr. Xunzhong Zhang, Dr. David McCall, Dr. Shawn Askew, Dr. Tom Kuhar, Jon Dickerson, Whitnee Askew, Kevin Hensler, Jordan Craft, John Brewer, Emeline Daly, Caleb Henderson, Wendell Hutchens, Sandy Weber all presenting.
If you get thirsty walking the field pick up some water at one of the water stations sponsored by Simplot and NexGen Turf Research.
Lunch will be provided by Macado's and sponsored by TWCA. Luch Drinks are sponsored by Joe Belmonte and the Pennington team.
Stick around for the three Afternoon tracks, Sports Turf, Lawn and Landscape and Pesticide and Fertilizer Re certification. Virginia Turf Council has secured re-certification for 3A, 3B, 10, and 60 re certification at Field Day.
As a new Research partner with Dr Mike Goatley and the entire VT Turf team at Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus we are so excited to feature a ribbon cutting on our brand new Rainout Shelter (ROS) and discuss our ongoing trial ( and the rest of our program) with you. To support our cooperators, TWCA is giving 25% of All membership dues from this event to support Turf Research at Virginia Tech.
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Founded in 2010 by direct competitors in the turfgrass industry, the Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) is a 501 c(3) non-profit committed to water conservation. We believe that by improving the plant materials available we can reduce the water needs of the managed environment while preserving the vital ecological services provided by green spaces.
Our science based approach to conservation relies on the 3rd party peer review of objective data to qualify only those turfgrasses that demonstrate a statistically significant water saving potential over conventional varieties of the same species. By testing with research collaborators in locations across North America, the TWCA eliminates confounding factors such as soil type, heat, and pest management from the results.
Our more than 150 members world wide represent the green collar industry; government agencies, and academia. The TWCA continues to grow and emphasize the importance of a balanced, scientifically based approach to conservation and the managed environment.
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