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Turf & Ornamental Field Day - #UTTu​rfFD19


The University of Tennessee Turf & Ornamental Field Day is becoming well-known as the premier educational event for green industry professionals in the southeastern United States. Each year turfgrass and ornamental faculty in the Department of Plant Sciences​ at UT showcase on-going research on optimal strategies for managing infestations of turfgrass weeds and diseases, cultivar evaluations, and athletic field turf and ornamental plant materials. The 2019 event will be no exception with ten different breakout sessions of interest to green industry professionals, in addition to afternoon workshops.

Turf & Ornamental Field Day - August 29th, 2019 

The 2019 Turf & Ornamental Field Day returns to Knoxville on August 29th, 2019 with sessions featuring the latest options for weed, disease, and insect management of warm- and cool-season turfgrass, as well as landscape ornamentals. The complete agenda will be available in early summer.

Recertification Credits Available​

  • Numerous pesticide re-certification categories will be available from states across the southeastern United States and green industry associations. A breakdown of the current is as follows:
    • Tennessee- 5 credits (each) in categories C1, C3, C6, C10, or C12. Earn a bonus credit by completing our Pest Diagnostics Exam!
    • Kentucky3 general hours/1 specific hour in categories 3, 10, 12, 18, 19, 20
    • Mississippirecertification in categories III and X
    • Alabama10 credits in OTPC and OTPS
    • Virginia- recertification in categories 3-A, 3-B, and 60
    • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America- 0.5 GCSAA Continuing Education Points
    • Crop Science Society of America5 certified crop advisor CEUs available

Discounted Accommodations

Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Knoxville Airport​ for Field Day Attendees. Those interested in taking advantage of this discount can reserve lodging for the nights of August 28-29 at a rate of $104 per night with the code "UTTURF." To reserve a room within the Field Day block online, please click here.

Register in Advance to Save (and Win)!

We encourage everyone to pre-register before the August 15th, 2019 deadline in order to take advantage of reduced fees. All individuals attending our 2019 Turf & Ornamental Field Day will receive a special door prize to celebrate Dr. Tom Samples!

Stay Engaged - #UTTurfFD19
Attendees can stay engaged with the event on social media using the hashtag, #UTTurfFD19. More details about the event will be communicated over the UT Turfgrass Twitter (@UTturfgrass), Facebook, and Instagram (@utturfgrass) feeds throughout the summer of 2019.​​​​​​​​​​​​


2019 Turf & Ornamental Field Day 

Date: August 29th, 2019
Time: 7:00 am - 2:30 pm

Pre-Registration Fee:  $65 per person.  

Additional employees of the same business can be added at a reduced rate of $35 per person. 
Be sure to pre-register by August 15th, 2019 to guarantee this discounted rate.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Registration will open later this summer.


Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Learn more about opportunities for 2019, including our equipment trade show, by visiting our Field Day Sponsorship Page​​.​

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