Turfgrass Research Field Day

first_imgWhether you’re a homeowner, new landscape company owner or a veteran golf course superintendent, you’ll find the latest research-based information on growing and maintaining turfgrass at the University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day.Registration starts at 8 a.m. on Aug. 4 and tours begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. The daylong event will be held rain or shine on the turfgrass research plots at the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. Residential and commercial lawn topicsUGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers and Extension specialists will present the latest information on how to care for residential lawns, commercial golf courses, athletic fields and any other space covered with turfgrass. Field day topics will include how to control weeds, insects and diseases, managing seed heads, heat and drought tolerance and an update on the UGA turfgrass breeding programs.Guided tours will be offered in Spanish for Spanish-speaking attendees.The field day is certified for private and commercial pesticide recertification credits in Georgia and neighboring states. A license number is required to receive the field day credits. A catered BBQ lunch will be followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment. The self-guided portion of the research tour begins at 1:15 p.m.Register early to save moneyRegistration for the field day is $80 ($30 for students) and covers the day’s program, a field day research guide and lunch. Groups of four or more can receive a 10 percent discount. To register, call (770) 229-3477 or go to the website www.GeorgiaTurf.com for program information and online registration.The UGA CAES, UGA Extension, the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Georgia Urban Ag Council, the Georgia Turfgrass Foundation Trust, the Georgia Golf Environment Foundation, the Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association and the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association are partnering to present the field day. Follow the field day on Twitter at @GeorgiaTurf.last_img read more

Joshua faces top sparring for Ruiz rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Joshua plans title defence in Nigeria Why I lost my titles to Anthony Joshua — Andy Ruiz Joshua shows off body transformation for Ruiz rematch Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua is taking a completely different approach to his sparring for the Brit’s highly-anticipated heavyweight rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on December 7. The Matchroom head has revealed the problems which dogged Joshua’s camp in the run up to the first fight at Madison Square Garden – one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets – which ended in Ruiz Jr spectacularly triumphing via a seventh-round stoppage. Sparring partners were in short supply for the original world title bout after the Mexican was drafted in at the 11th hour to replace Joshua’s scheduled opponent, Jarrell Miller, who had to be pulled out following failed drug tests. Hearn told Sky Sports: “Sparring is something we’ve been working at. “First time around we only had four weeks, and three weeks of sparring. We found guys but probably not the guys we really wanted. “Now the sparring is top class. He is focused and looking great. Eight weeks to go. “We’re not interested in looking at Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder or anything else. It’s just about winning one of the biggest heavyweight events of all time.” Joshua also commented on his sparring and quashed rumours that he was knocked down in training ahead of the first Ruiz Jr fight, during which he asked his trainer Robert McCracken after the sixth and penultimate round: “Why am I feeling like this?” The Olympic gold medallist said: “I feel like people are more interested in their five minutes of fame. “Even in sparring, everyone wants to be famous, rather than a good fighter. “You can’t even enjoy your training and work on things without someone trying to make up false allegations, and trying to get five minutes of fame. “You bring someone into your training camp to do them a favour, you’re paying them, you beat them up in every round, then they go and do an interview. “It just happens all the time in boxing, there is just a lot of envy.” Eddie Hearn previously spoke of the problem finding like-for-like sparring partners to mimic the awkward physical and technical skills of Ruiz Jr. “It’s so difficult to replicate the style of Andy Ruiz,” Hearn said. “The guy is 6’1′, he’s 19st, and he’s got speed like a middleweight. “It’s one thing getting a sparring partner in, it’s getting them to let their hands go against Anthony Joshua. Would you want to do it? You’ve got to be mad to even spar with him, let alone fight him.”Tags: Andy Ruizlast_img read more