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Super Turf Saturday Returns for the Fourth Year

For Immediate Release

Date: July 27, 2005

For more information, please contact: Carissa Frasca, Rubin Communications

(757) 456-5212,  carissa@rubincommunications.com

 

Williamsburg, VA - Learn how to get rid of pesky weeds, create the perfect landscape, and control those crazy critters that roam your yard at "Super Turf" Saturday on August 20, 2005. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center located at 5301 Longhill Road in Williamsburg.

 

Attendees will participate in two morning and two afternoon educational workshops led by experts in the field (schedule is attached). Virginia Tech Professors will lead the morning modules, with topics ranging from "Weeds in Turf-Identification, Prevention and Cures" to "Fall Lawn Renovation." Local experts will lead the afternoon seminars where topics include "Controlling Moles, Voles and Critters" and "Sustainable Landscape Practices." A working lunch will be provided, and lawn care products and services will be exhibited.

 

The cost for this event is $10. Price includes lunch and materials. Pre-register by August 12, 2005, as space is limited. For more information, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension at (757) 564-2170 or visit www.jccwmg.org.

 

"Super Turf" Saturday Event Schedule

 

(Each participant can attend two morning and two afternoon sessions.)

 

MORNING SESSION: (Choose Two)

Weeds in Turf - Identification, Prevention and Cures

 

Shawn Askew, Ph. D. - Weed Science, Virginia Tech

Fall Lawn Care - Strategies for Maintaining Cool Season Turf

Michael Goatley, Ph.D., Extension Turf Specialist, VT

Fall Lawn Renovation - From Minor to Major (3 options)

Sam Doak, Research Associate, Virginia Tech

 

AFTERNOON SESSION: (Choose Two)

Controlling Moles, Voles, and Critters

Bob Annette, Master Gardener and Volunteer at the Virginia Living Museum

 

Sustainable Landscape Practices

Laurie Fox - Hampton Roads Agricultural, Research and Extension Center Panel of Experts - Virginia Tech

 

No Turf Question Left Unanswered

Panel of Experts - Turf Industry

 

Lawn Care Services and Products Available in Our Area

Working Lunch and Trade Show (Noon - 1 p.m.)

 

Lawn Renovation - Aeration and Seeding Lawn Care Products - Advice and Guidance Water Smart Partners - Turf and Landscape Support Services

 

 

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