Whatever your interest in turf grasses, the 55th annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will have it covered at the Rural Development Center in Tifton, Ga., May 7-8. The conference will open at 1 p.m. May 7 with a tour of the turf plots at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. The day will end with a tour of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College turf nursery.The second day will open at 8 a.m., with morning sessions of interest to anyone working with turf grasses. Among the topics: the future of Southeastern water supplies, the potential for genetic engineering in turf and highlights in turf research.The afternoon will include ornamentals and golf and sports turf topics. The Georgia Sod Producers will also have an educational program. The final sessions in each group will be at 3:30 p.m.A $75 fee (or $50 if you sign up by April 20) will cover materials, lunches, breaks and other costs.ABAC Ag ClassicEarly arrivals may want to play in the ABAC Ag Classic golf tournament, which begins at 8:30 a.m. May 7 at the Springhill Country Club. The cost is $125 per person or $500 per four-person team. Proceeds will go to the Larry D. Allen Agricultural Leadership Scholarship at ABAC.To learn more about the conference program, lodging or other details, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Office at (229) 386-3416.For more information on the tournament, call Ed Seagle at (229) 386-3449, or e-mail him at [email protected]
Following a tough win for the Wisconsin football team last weekend at home against South Florida, the Badgers head on the road to Northwestern for their first test of the Big Ten season.Meanwhile, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team has two games this weekend against Ohio State and Big Ten favorite Penn State. UW has started the season 10-1-0, and the pair of games will have big implications on the Big Ten title race.The Badger Herald sports section broke down on that and more in this week’s podcast.