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2021 Turfgrass Research Field Day

September 22 - 23, 2021

972 Highway 182, Starkville, MS

2021 Turfgrass Research Field Day

The Turfgrass Research Field Day and Expo will take place at the R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Facility (North Farm) in Starkville, MS on September 22-23, 2021.

Who should attend?

Who should attend?

County Extension Agents, Lawn Care Professionals, Golf Course Managers, Sports Field Managers, Coaches, School Superintendents, Turf and Landscape Students, Landscape Architects. Homeowners are welcome, but the event is intended for industry professionals and county agents.

What time?


Where: 972 Highway 182, Starkville, MS 39759 (Map).

When: Check-in and registration starts at 8 am. The event kicks off promptly at 8:45 am.


Can I register on-site?

Yes, $75 for professionals.

What if it rains?

What if it rains?

Our contingency plan is to delay until rains have passed while having indoor learning activities at R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center.


How can I sponsor?

Sponsorship for this event has closed.

Continuing Education

Continuing education

Pesticide applicator recertification credit are offered for Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. GCSAA CEU’s and MSU Extension in-service training will be offered.


September 22
12:00 to 5:00 PM
Vendor arrival and move-in
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
“Cups and Koozies” Party!
September 23
8:00 am
Registration with Coffee & Breakfast

For attendees and vendors in the exhibit area

8:45 am
Welcome to the 2021 Turfgrass Research Field Day

Dr. Jay McCurdy, Associate Professor, Extension Turfgrass Specialist

9:00 am
Rotating Sessions

Attendees will spend 40 minutes at each station

Station 1
Station 2
Station 3
Dr. Jay McCurdy

Weed Control Trials

Dr. Hongxu Dong

Turfgrass Breeding Efforts at MSU

Dr. Barry Stewart

NTEP Variety Trials

11:00 am
Vendor Expo and Demonstrations
12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn - Drones for Turfgrass Assessment - Ms. Amy Wilber
1:00 pm
Resist Poa Project (What We’ve Learned) - Drs. Edicarlos deCastro and Jay McCurdy
2:00 pm
CEU Sign-Out