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Professor Discussing Turfgrass with Professionals
Jim Brosnan, associate professor and director of the UT Weed Diagnostics Center (shown center, with papers), discusses turfgrass weed control at the 2017 Turf and Ornamental Field Day. Brosnan will once again share his expertise with field day attendees. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image​.

Fall athletics are heating up, so it’s time for the annual University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Turf and Ornamental Field Day. This year’s event, which is expected to attract as many as 500 turf and athletic field professionals, will be held August 30 at the UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center on Alcoa Highway. 

Designed to address topics primarily of interest to turf and landscape management professionals, faculty supporting the Turf and Ornamental Field Day will present short seminars on topics including
* Weed Management
* Fungicide Management
* Zoysiagrass Putting Greens for the Transition Zone
* Hybrid Turfgrass Systems for Tennessee Sports Fields
* Integrated Pest Management Overview
* Ball Rebound and Other Ways to Test Athletic Fields
Additional activities will include a weed control walk, an equipment trade show (with live demonstrations) and demonstrations of hydrangeas, plantable containers and soil moisture sensors for landscape applications.
Several continuing education options will be available to guests. Attendees will be able to receive multiple recertification credits in various categories depending on their state of residence/employment. Go to the field day website (​) for details. International Society of Arboriculture credits will be provided and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will be offering 0.5 continuing education credits to members who attend. 

Preregistration is available online (via credit card) at for $65 prior to August 16 and for $75 after that date. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the event. Both breakfast and lunch will be served as part of the event thanks to generous support from numerous industry sponsors.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service.


Jim Brosnan, Department of Plant Sciences,​, 865-974-8603


Event brochure​