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Turf & Ornamental Field Day - #UTTu​rfFD17


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 2017 event will be no exception with ten different breakout sessions of interest to green industry professionals, in addition to afternoon workshops.

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The 2017 Turf & Ornamental Field Day returns to Knoxville on September 7th with sessions featuring the latest options for weed, disease, and insect management of warm- and cool-season turfgrass, as well as landscape ornamentals. The entire agenda for the event can be accessed online.

Recertification Credits Available​

  • Attendees in 2017 will be able to receive as many as five pesticide recertification credits in Tennessee categories C1, C3, C6, C10, and C12. 
  • Credits will be available for attendees from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and South Carolina
  • International Society of Aboriculture credits will be provided
  • The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America​ will be offering 0.45 continuing education credits to members who attend. 

Discounted Accommodations

Discounted hotel rooms are being reserved at the Hilton Knoxville Airport for the nights of September 6-7th at a rate of $99 per night for field day participants. This special rate will be available until August 23rd, 2017 or when the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Visit or call 865-970-4300 to make a reservation.​​

Pre-register Online Today !

Individuals can pre-register for the 2017 Turf & Ornamental Field Day online using a credit card. Alternatively, patrons can pre-register by returning a hard copy registration from (accessed here) along with a check. Group discounts are available when registering multiple employees of the same facility or company. Be sure to pre-register by August 24th to take advantage of reduced pricing!

Stay Engaged - #UTTurfFD17

After pre-registering, attendees can stay engaged with the event on social media using the hashtag, #UTTurfFD17. More details about the event will be communicated over the UT Turfgrass Twitter (@UTturfgrass​), Facebook, and Instagram (@utturfgrass) feeds throughout the summer of 2017.

Attendees can also download the mobile application designed for the 2017 Field Day for more details about the agenda as well as more information about our generous event sponsors. This app can be found in the iTunes Store and Google Play​

2017 Turf & Ornamental Field Day 

Date: September 7th, 2017
Time: 8:00 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 24th, 2017 to guarantee this discounted rate.

Beginning on July 1st, pre-registration can be paid via credit card online or by check by returning a hard copy registration form prior to the August 24th deadline.

Diamond Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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