Turfgrass Research Open House set for July 8 at Quaker Research Farm
By: Norman Martin
Growing and maintaining turf during a sweltering West Texas summer season will be in the spotlight Saturday (July 8) at a Turf, Landscape & Pollinator Research Open House at the Texas Tech University's Quaker Research Farm. Registration for the free half-day, come-and-go event at 2nd St. & Quaker Ave. runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
"The focus of this homeowner field day will be the general public who would like to gain a better understanding of how to properly manage their landscape to provide aesthetics with less water," said Joey Young, an assistant professor with Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science.
Among the topics and demonstrations scheduled for review are:
- Landscape irrigation technology
- Native landscape plants and wildflowers
- Pollinator habitat demonstrations
- Residential wetting agents vs. organic fertilizers
- Turfgrass species and water use
- Vegetable production trials
The event is developed and provided by Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
CONTACT: Joey Young, assistant professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-8457 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Vikram Baliga, County Extension Agent, Lubbock County Office - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (806) 775-1740 or email@example.com
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