Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Science

Arkansas/Oklahoma Turfgrass Shortcourse

The University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University will co-host a turfgrass shortcourse on January 4/5, 2018 in Fayetteville AR. This event is a 2-day, intensive course that covers the basics of turfgrass management, including topics such as turfgrass identification, fertilization, pest control, and best mowing practices. CEUs will be offered. This is a great course for people who may have recently entered the industry or would just like a good refresher course on some of the fundamentals of turfgrass management. Lunch and snacks will be provided both days.

Dates and Times:
January 4, 2018 – 8:00-5:00
January 5, 2018 – 8:00-4:00

University of Arkansas
Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences
1371 W. Altheimer Dr.
Fayetteville AR 72704

Cost: $140 / person

Online Registration:


Tentative schedule (may change):

January 4, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 AM Disease Management, Dr. Nathan Walker
9:15 - 10:15 AM, Disease Management Part II, Dr. Nathan Walker
10:30 - 11:40 AM, Weed Management and Calibration, Dr. John Boyd
12:30 - 1:15 PM, Weed Management and Calibration Part II, Dr. John Boyd
1:30 - 2:30 PM, Insect Pest Management, Dr. Eric Rebek
2:45 - 3:45 PM, Insect Pest Management Part II, Dr. Eric Rebek
4:00 - 5:00 PM, Turfgrass Selection, Dr. Dennis Martin

January 5, 2018
8:00 - 9:15 AM, Turfgrass ID, Dr. Justin Q. Moss
9:30 - 10:30 AM, Irrigation, Dr. Justin Q. Moss
10:40 - 11:40 AM, Turfgrass Establishment, Dr. Mike Richardson
12:30 - 1:30 PM, Mowing, Dr. Mike Richardson
1:45 - 2:45 PM, Turfgrass Fertilization, Dr. Doug Karcher
3:00 - 4:00 PM, Cultivarion, Dr. Doug Karcher

Oklahoma and Arkansas Pesticide Credits have been requested:

The program has been submitted for 6 CEUs each in Oklahoma category 3a (outdoor ornamental & turf) and category 10 (demonstration and research). A decision on awarding of CEUs by the Oklahoma Dept. of Ag, Food & Forestry is pending at this time.

Arkansas – attendance to this event will count as recertification for Commercial or Non-Commercial Applicators and Technicians

Hotel accommodations and restaurants:

There are many hotels and price ranges to choose from in Fayetteville. The following link will take you to the Fayetteville Tourism Bureau and should provide all the information you might need to find a place to stay and eat while visiting our city.  

Map to Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Science

 Tyson Center map

Please contact:
Mike Richardson, mricha@uark.edu or 479-575-2603
If you have any questions about the course or registration.

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