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2023 Turfgrass Research Field Day

September 21, 2023

972 Highway 182, Starkville, MS

2023 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 21, 2023.

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 39859 (Map).

When: Check-in and registration starts at 7:30 am. The event kicks off promptly at 8:30 am.


Can I register on-site?

Yes, $115 for professionals. However, it is cheaper to register online. The fee for online registration is $100 for professionals. Register Today

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?

Those interested in sponsoring the field day should register online here. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jay McCurdy at

Continuing Education

Continuing education

We have applied for pesticide recertification in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. GCSAA CEU’s and MSU Extension in-service training will be offered.

Education Tracks Time Topic Presenters
Field Tours 7:30 am Registration  
8:30 am Introductions and Objectives  
8:45 am Reducing Inputs through Better Management Barry Stewart and Jason Eberhard
9:30 am Weed Control Jay McCurdy and Amy Wilber
10:15 am Breeding and Selecting for Reduced Inputs Marta Pudzianowska and Geoff Lalk
11:00 am Vendor Mingle  
12:00 Noon Lunch  
Recertification Courses under the Tent 12:45 pm Pesticide Safety, Certification and Licensure in MS Gene Merkl
1:30 pm Improving Pesticide Application and Efficacy Alan Henn
2:15 pm Common Insect Pests Blake Layton
3:00 pm Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits