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Turf & Ornamental Field Day - #UTTu​rfFD18


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 2018 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 30th, 2018 

The 2018 Turf & Ornamental Field Day returns to Knoxville on August 30th, 2018 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 is available here.

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 allotment is as follows:

    • Tennessee - 5 credits (each) in categories 1, 3, 6, 10, 12
    • Kentucky- 3 general hours/1 specific hour in categories 3, 10, 12, 18, 19, 20
    • North Carolina - 4 credits (each) in categories L, D, N, X
    • Mississippi - 5 credit hours in categories III and X
    • Alabama - 10 credits in OTPC and OTPS
    • South Carolina - 5 credits in category 3
    • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America - 0.50 education points
    • Crop Science Society of America - 5 certified crop advisor CEUs available
    • International Society of Aboriculture -  Multiple CEUs available

Discounted Accommodations

Discounted hotel rooms are being reserved at the Hilton Knoxville Airport for the nights for Field Day Attendees. Field day attendees can reserve lodging for the nights of August 29-31 at a rate of $99 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 16th, 2018 deadline in order to take advantage of reduced fees. Additionally, the first 150 individuals to pre-register for the 2018 Turf & Ornamental Field Day will receive a special prize!

Register online by clicking here   

Attendees can also reserve spots by returning the hard copy pre-registration form via US Mail. A copy of that form can be accessed by clicking hereOn-site registration will also be available on the day of the event. Note that on-site registration costs are higher than pre-registration.​​

Stay Engaged - #UTTurfFD18
Attendees can stay engaged with the event on social media using the hashtag, #UTTurfFD18. More details about the event will be communicated over the UT Turfgrass Twitter (@UTturfgrass), Facebook, and Instagram (@utturfgrass) feeds throughout the summer of 2018.

Attendees can also download the mobile application designed for the 2018 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​

2018 Turf & Ornamental Field Day 

Date: August 30th, 2018
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 16th, 2018 to guarantee this discounted rate.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The first 150 individuals to pre-register will receive a special prize!

Diamond ​Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Learn more about opportunities for 2018, including a NEW equipment trade show, by visiting our Field Day Sponsorship Page​
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