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Tarleton to host a Turfgrass Field Day at the Ag Center
Turfgrass Field Day

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 27, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Homeowners wanting to learn the fundamentals of maintaining a beautiful lawn are invited to a free Turfgrass Field Day at Tarleton’s Agriculture Center.

Sponsored by Tarleton and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the Turfgrass Field Day will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the university’s Agriculture Center (College Farm) on FM 8 east of Stephenville.

The free event will include sessions led by Dr. Hennen Cummings, associate professor and director of turfgrass management and Dr. Whit Weems, Erath County extension agent for ag and natural resources.

Participants will learn about 12 different turfgrass species, as well as discover the answers to the four most popular turfgrass questions including: What types of grass should I plant in my yard? What kind of fertilizer should I use? What can I spray to control weeds? And, how do I repair bare spots in my lawn? Visitors will also learn when and how to properly irrigate lawns and get tips on mowing frequencies and settings and management of varmints such as moles.

“Homeowners through professional lawn and commercial property managers are encouraged to attend and ask questions whether the property already looks great or needs improvement, has an irrigation system or not, or recently had a varmint, disease, weed or insect problem,” said Cummings.

As part of the field day, the first 20 attendees to register will have an opportunity to have a rotary lawn mower blade sharpened by the Turfgrass Society student organization.

Participants are asked to register for the event before noon on Friday, Oct. 4 by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Erath County office at 254-965-1460 or email erath-tx@tamu.edu.

For more information about Tarleton’s Turfgrass Management program and field laboratory, please visit http://www.tarleton.edu/agcenter/turfgrass.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dr. Hennen Cummings
254-968-9223
hcummings@tarleton.edu

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