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2022 Turfgrass Research Field Day

September 22, 2022

972 Highway 182, Starkville, MS

2022 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, 2022.

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 8 am. The event kicks off promptly at 8:45 am.


Can I register on-site?

Yes, $85 for professionals. Online registration has closed.

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

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


September 21
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Staff will be onsite to assist vendors with equipment deliveries.
September 22
7:00 am
Vendor Set-up (Bring a tailgating tent. We provide table and two chairs in dedicated space)
8:00 am
Registration with Coffee & Breakfast. Attendees mingle with vendors.
8:45 am
Welcome to the 2022 MSU Turfgrass Research Field Day. Dr. Jay McCurdy, Turfgrass Extension Specialist
9:00 am
Rotate session stations every 40 minutes.
Station 1
Station 2
Station 3
Dr. Jay McCurdy

Weed Control Trials

Dr. Hongxu Dong

MSU Turfgrass Breeding Update

Dr. Barry Stewart

New Grasses and Thoughts on Managing Sand-Based Rootzones

11:00 am
Vendor Expo.
12:00 Noon
Lunch & Learn: Native Forbs for RefugeLawn - Isadora Peres de Souza
1:00 pm
Poa annua / ResistPoa Project Update – Jay McCurdy and Martin Ignes
2:00 pm
Dismiss - CEU Sign-out