Beaver Turf News —
Thank you to those who were able to attend the 2013 OSU Turf Field Day at the Lewis-Brown Horticulture Farm in Corvallis, OR.
The event was a great success; we had over 100 visitors registered and raised more than $8,500 for the OSU Turfgrass Research and Extension Program.
We hosted 18 Field Stops, 7 Industry Booths, and 4 Equipment Exhibitors. New this year, the Industry Booths and Equipment Exhibitors will hopefully continue into the future with more added. Contact information for the 2013 Industry Booth and Equipment Exhibitors is available at the conclusion of this update.
Alec Kowalewski, Turfgrass Specialist leads a tour of field day attendees at the 2013 OSU Turf Field Day. (left) Industry Booth and Equipment Exhibitors set up for the 2013 OSU Turf Field Day. (right)
We began the day with a quick OSU Turf Program History and Update presentation, followed by the Field Day, which was presented in an open house or open discussion format. Presenters included Alec Kowalewski, Turfgrass Specialist,Brian McDonald, Research Assistant, Clint Mattox, Graduate Assistant, and Doug Voderberg, Graduate Student.
Field stop topics included, but were not limited to, fungicide rotations for Anthracnose management, moss control on putting greens, annual bluegrass control in creeping bentgrass and perennial ryegrass, and alternative grounds cover (eco-lawn) evaluations. If you are interested in seeing the complete list of field stops presented at this event checkout the 2013 OSU Turf Field Proceedings.
OSU Turf Alumni and industry professionals discuss the latest trends and developments in Oregon’s turf and landscape industry.
After the field day, lunch was served at the Lewis-Brown Farm, and then 13 foursomes traveled to Trysting Tree Golf Club to participate in a hard fought shamble in the afternoon. The winning foursome included Roger Henderson, Doug Hubert, Joe Chavarria and Lyle Gibbs. Golf Tee Sponsors (a $250 contribution) included NuFarm, Barenbrug USA, andColumbia Seeds.
I would also like to note that Brian McDonald, Research Assistant, OSU Turf, and Ryan Wyckoff, Superintendent, OGA Golf Course, both received the 2103 “OSU Turf Program Alumni and Friends Appreciation Award” for their efforts and contributions to the OSU Turf Program.
Finally, I would like to thank the following for their contributions to the 2013 OSU Turf Field Day…
Industry Booth Exhibitors ($250 contribution)
|Target Specialty Products
|Wilbur Ellis Company
Equipment Exhibitors ($500 contribution)
|Western Equipment Dist.
|Rocky Mountain Turf
Field Day Donations
|Target Specialty Products
|Lewis Seed Co
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