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ATI represented at Ohio Turf Field Day

Submitted by Ed Nangle,

On August 1st and 2nd Dr. Petrella and Dr. Nangle and graduate students Maranda Berger and Tyler VanLandingham represented the turfgrass program at the annual Ohio Turfgrass Education and Research Field Day and the Ohio Lawncare Field Day. These events serve the golf course, sportsturf and lawncare industries in Ohio and the group provided information on some of the latest research hey have been working on including projects that are on the front lawn in Wooster! Tyler VanLandingham talked about is trial that is at four sites around the state evaluating 4 grass species for different nitrogen rates, while Maranda Berger stepped in and talked about photoselective filter use for turfgrass shade management. Dr. Nagle was following up on work with biostimulants while Dr. Petrella had shade and cytokinin information for the industry attendees. The event had a total of 375 attendees over the two days and brought national representatives from many of the large companies based in our industry. It was a great day weather wise and very nice to connect with all of our industry partners once again.

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