An extensive array of static and working exhibits will greet visitors attending this year’s Turfgrass Growers Association’s Field Days, taking place in Worcestershire on Thursday, 21 June and Friday, 22 June 2001.
To be held at Teal Farm, Wadborough, near Worcester, courtesy of TGA member, Peter Lole, the two day event is open to anyone with a professional interest or involvement in the growing, marketing, specifying, installation or after-care of quality seeded turf.
Exhibitors who have already booked stand space include a number of major fertiliser, chemical and turfgrass seed suppliers as well as more than a dozen machinery and equipment companies, the majority of whom will be staging continuous working demonstrations on turf and bare soil. The TGA is delighted also that BALI (the British Association of Landscape Industries) will be attending the Field Days and will have its own stand within the main marquee.
Two events which will be of value to anyone growing, specifying or installing cultivated turf are the turfgrass species identification workshops being hosted on both days by independent turf consultant and agronomist, Robert Laycock. “The importance of being able to identify individual grasses cannot be overstated,” commented Mr Laycock. “For the grower, it enables accurate quality control to be carried out in the field from germination through to harvesting. For the specifier and installer, it provides the capacity to check that the turf that that has been delivered is the turf that was ordered. This is gaining greater significance as architects, landscapers, groundsmen and lawn contractors are increasingly specifying the individual grasses which should be used within a seed mix for a particular turfing application.”
Entry to the TGA Field Days is £5 including car parking. Detailed event information, together with visitor or exhibitor registration forms, can be obtained from the TGA, 17 Castle Street, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9BP. Tel: 01728 723672