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OTF Field Day August 2

13 Jul 2022 10:57 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

OTF & Ohio State Turfgrass Science Team Summer Field Day is Tuesday, August 2!

Get the latest information from OSU’s Turf Team for managing healthy turfgrass and test out new tools and technology to make your program more efficient. Choose from the Golf Track or High Cut Turf Track.

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Opening Remarks from the Dean, OTF President, HCS Chair

9:30 am - 10:00 am
ABW Update
Dr. Dave Shetlar, OSU

An update on new populations in ABW in Central Ohio.  Also, we will discuss a review of preventative options and curative control.
ODA Category 8

10:00 am -10:30 am
Turfgrass Weed Management Issues 2022
Dr. Dave Gardner, OSU

The most important weed issues in turfgrass (grassy and broadleaf) encountered in 2022 will be discussed, including recommendations for control.  New and upcoming herbicides as well as strategies for use of existing products will be discussed along with suggestions for optimal application timing.
ODA Category 8

10:30 am – 10:40 am
Find your station location.


High cut

10:40 am - 10:55 am
Dr. Doug Karcher – Wetting agents

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Dr. Ed Nangle
 – Biostimulants

11:20 am - 11:35 am
Dr. Nicholas 
Narog - DCD Amended Urea/Nitrogen

11:40 am - 11:55 am
Dr. Dominic 
Petrella – Rolling and Fungicides

10:40 am - 10:55 am
Dr. Dominic Petrella – Shade and fine fescues

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Sherratt – Grass ID

11:20 am - 11:35 am
Dr. Dave Gardner – Herbicide Plot Update

11:40 am - 11:55 am
Dr. Karl Danneberger – Certificate Programs

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Disease Research and Product Update
Todd Hicks, OSU

This talk will provide an update on turf disease research our program is conducting for the 2022 field season combined with a product update on new or recently released chemistry.
ODA Category 8

12.30 pm – 1:15 pm
Vendor Showcase with Lunch

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Landscape Insect and Mite Update
Dr. Dave Shetlar, OSU

Spring-saturated soils followed by drought can be really stressful for landscape plants and borers often take advantage of this stress. We’ll cover some of the most important borers as well as the warm-season mite issues with suggestions for using preventive and curative control products.
ODA Category 6a

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Controlling Weeds in Landscape Beds
Dr. Dave Gardner, OSU

In order to successfully combat weeds in landscape beds, it is important to be able to identify the weeds and know their life cycle. Based on this information, you can then determine if herbicidal control options are practical, including selection of the proper herbicide and the most appropriate application timing. Proper cultural practices and their contribution to weed control in landscape beds will also be discussed.
ODA Category 6c

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