University of Tennessee Turfgrass Science and Management Team hosts several events throughout the year. While Tennessee Turf Tuesday is virtual, in-person events are being planned.

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This virtual training will be offered April through October, 2021. Each session lasts from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST. The objective of this series is to provide individuals managing golf courses, sports fields, residential or commercial lawns, and sod farms the latest research on optimizing turfgrass aesthetic and functional quality with sustainable cultural and pest management practices. Spend your lunch hour once a month to earn a recertification credit and learn something new.

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) | 0.10 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) | 0.10 CEU

American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) | 1 CEU in Category 1

The below credits are awarded in the following states:

Alabama | Demonstration and Research (D&R), Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, Supervisor or Custodial (OTPS or OTPC) (Participants must attend 4 webinars in 2021 to receive certification.) ​

Georgia | Approved for 1 credit in Category 24

Kentucky | 1 credit in Categories 3, 18, and 20 (Categories vary among dates. Please contact Jim Brosnan​ for more details.)

Michigan | 1 credit in Categories 3A, 3B, 6, and Commercial CORE

Mississippi | 1 credit in Categories III and X (Participants must attend 4 webinars in 2021 to receive certification.)

New Jersey | 2 credits in Categories 10, 3B, and PP2

Nevada | 1 credit in General CEU

Pennsylvania​​ | 1 credit in Categories PC, 7, 18, and 23

South Carolina |1 credit in Category 3

Tennessee | 1 credit in Categories 1, 3, 10, and 12

Texas | 1 credit in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and General ​CEU (Categories vary among dates. Please contact Jim Brosnan​ for more details.)

West Virginia | 2 credits in Categories 4, 11, and 12 

*Pesticide credits are only available for live webinars. No credits are available for archived viewing.

July 13th | Managing Warm Season Sports Turf in a Changing Climate 

Kyley Dickson, research associate, and Tyler Carr, doctoral student, University of Tennessee

Advances in both bermudagrass and zoysiagrass have made varieties more adaptable to survive in changing conditions. This presentation will cover new cultivars of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass varieties for use in sports turf. Learn management strategies of these new cultivars to help improve environmental stress tolerance while reducing invasion from weed, disease, and insect pests. Also, learn how the use of these new cultivars can help reduce inputs without lowering field performance. 


August 3rd | Zoysiagrass Putting Green Roundtable

John Sorochan, professor, Tyler Carr, doctoral student, University of Tennessee, and Mike Richardson, professor, University of Arkansas

There is growing interest in the development of dwarf zoysiagrass cultivars for use on golf course putting greens in the southeastern United States. This presentation will provide an overview of the latest research on zoysiagrasses for putting greens. Topics covered will include cultivar performance comparisons, nutrient regimes, performance under shade, responses to plant growth regulators, weed control techniques via pre- and postemergence herbicides, and control of fungal pathogens.


September 14th | What Just Happened? – A Review of Summer Diseases in the Southeast

Brandon Horvath, associate professor, University of Tennessee, Jim Kerns, associate professor, North Carolina State University, and Joe Roberts, assistant professor, Clemson University

Numerous diseases can affect turfgrasses during the summer and this year was no exception. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of diseases that were problematic in the southeastern U.S. this summer and discuss the most effective options for control.


October 5th | Winter is Coming! Be Prepared for Shoulder Season Foes like Poa annua and Large Patch

Jim Brosnan, professor, and Brandon Horvath, associate professor, University of Tennessee

Warm season turfgrasses are targeted by many pests during the shoulder seasons including weeds like Poa annua as well as diseases like large patch and spring dead spot. Research based recommendations for controlling these pests will be offered during this session to prepare turfgrass managers for the road ahead.


Watch Tennessee Turf Tuesdays at this playlist, at your own convenience on the UT Turfgrass YouTube page, or for pesticide points, register for the above events.