Turfgrass, Landscape and Irrigation Expo

Water resources continue to dwindle as drought conditions continue around the state. Record summer heat, extreme winter cold storms and limited rain have played havoc on our landscapes. Texas A&M AgriLife will host an expo on May 16, 2014 help industry professional understand how to cope with such extreme environmental conditions.

The Turfgrass, Landscape and Irrigation Expo, themed “Water Efficiency in the Urban Environment,” will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center – Dallas, home of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass breeding program. This statewide event is designed to highlight new drought tolerant turfgrass varieties from the Texas A&M AgriLife breeding program, innovations in irrigation technology and new landscape best management practices.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty and Extension Specialist will present field tours on topics ranging from

  • turf selection and management;
  • irrigation scheduling, management and subsurface drip;
  • pest and disease management;
  • nutrient management and the environment;
  • new technologies and
  • educational demonstrations

CEU's Available

  • 2 Pesticide Applicator
  • Pending 4 TCEQ Irrigator

The Expo will begin at 8:30 am with registration beginning at 7:30 am. The morning will include field tours of the facility, research plots and educational demonstrations. After lunch and a break to meet with vendors in the expo area, breakout classes will be offered until 3:00 pm then it’s back outdoors for more hands-on training. The day concludes with a happy hour in the expo hall and an opportunity for participants to “Ask the Expert” any additional questions they may have. The expo ends at 6:00 pm.

Cost: $55 includes lunch

Continuing education units are being sought to be offered for both licensed irrigators, Texas Department of Agriculture licensed private pesticide applicators, as well as TNLA landscape professionals. Categories and hours accepted for re-certification will be posted on the website once approved.

Friday, May 16, 2014
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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Please send a check for $55 to:

Texas A&M AgriLife Research
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Please note that refunds will not be given once registration fees have been paid, unless the class is cancelled.