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UMN Turfgrass Parks, Fields and Grounds Field Day
Set June 28 at TROE Center in Falcon Heights


Registration is open for our UMN Turfgrass Parks, Fields and Grounds Field Day!
The field day will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Highlights include:

  • Traffic tolerance of fine fescue and tall fescue 

  • Why it's important to understand user preferences in athletic fields

  • Optimal tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass mixtures

  • Perennial ryegrass and fine fescue cultivar trials

  • Species effects of dormant seeding

  • Using soil moisture sensors to water more efficiently

  • Lunch will be served immediately following the presentations - sponsored by Reinders, Inc. and UMN Extension

This event is free but registration is required by noon on Friday, June 23, 2023
if you would like to receive lunch. To register, please fill out this Google Form.
Those that register will be emailed a reminder with instructions a day prior to
the field day. Please note: if you have registered for the Minnesota Park and
Sports Field Management Association (MPSFMA) Field Day @ TROE Center,
you do not need to register again.  

For questions, please contact Dr. Jon Trappe at


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9:00 am - Tour of the UMN Soccer Complex. Host Andy Johnson. Walking distance to TROE Center.
10:00 am - Field Day at TROE Center (Host Jon Trappe)
12:00 - Lunch sponsored by Reinders, Inc. and UMN

Support the Green Industry in Minnesota with a Donation that will go directly towards turf and grounds
research primarily at the University of Minnesota in general, and TROE Center operations in St. Paul.

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