After the success of last year’s inaugural Deep South Turf Expo, which drew more than 700 turfgrass professionals, the event’s sponsors are expecting even bigger things this year.
The 2016 expo is set for October 11-13 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi. Go here to register.
While the meeting is sponsored by Southeastern organizations – namely, the Alabama Turfgrass Association, Mississippi Turfgrass Association, and the Gulf Coast, Louisiana-Mississippi, and Alabama chapters of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America – organizers are encouraging turfgrass managers from around the country to attend.
Along with more than 100 exhibitors at the trade show and several activities planned just for fun, the Deep South Trade Expo includes a full slate of educational sessions for lawn-care and landscape professionals, sod producers, golf course superintendents and other sports turf managers. In addition to leading experts from within the industry, educational sessions will be led by horticultural authorities from Auburn University, Mississippi State University, the University of Florida, Clemson University and the University of Nebraska.
Continuing education units from all major industry organizations, as well as pesticide recertification points from all Southern states, are available for some sessions.
Topics include herbicide chemistry and modes of action, a variety of fertilizer-related sessions, irrigation troubleshooting, fighting turf diseases and nematodes, cultivar selection and more.