Sustainable nutrition and new diseases
International Turfgrass Field Day
Wednesday 19 June 2019
NIBIO Landvik, Reddalsveien 215, Grimstad, Norway
Every second year in June, NIBIO Turfgrass Research Group invites turfgrass professionals to an International Turfgrass Field Day at Landvik Research Center. The purpose of these events is to inform about and discuss new findings in our research projects during the last couple of years and to highlight international projects with particular relevance for Nordic conditions. This year’s event focuses firstly on turfgrass nutritional requirement for other elements than nitrogen. This will be also be the topic for our invited speaker Dr. Doug Soldat from University of Wisconsin. Secondly, we will focus on new turfgrass pests and diseases in Scandinavia with a special emphasis on dollar spot. Participants can also look forward to visiting our field experiments and to a social barbeque in the garden at NIBIO Landvik on Tuesday 18 June (the evening before the field day).
On the day after the Turfgrass Field Day, Thursday 20 June, NIBIO Landvik is hosting ‘Norsk blomsterengdag’ (‘Norwegian Flowering Meadow Day’). While this seminar will be held in Norwegian language, participants at the Turfgrass Field Day are most welcome to stay for another day. As part of the ‘Blomsterngdag’, on 19 June at 18.00 (shortly after the Turfgrass Field Day) you are also welcome to board the sailing vessel ‘Solrik’ for a boat trip along the Grimstad coast, including a visit to an island with some beautiful old natural meadows. The entire program and registration for the ‘Blomsterengdag’ can be found at https://fagus.no/blomsterengdag/.
We hope for a good turn-out to both ‘International Turfgrass Field Day and ‘Norsk blomsterengdag’ and wish all turfgrass friends warmly welcome to Landvik!
Trygve S. Aamlid and Tatsiana Espevig
Tuesday 18 June: Social evening
18:00 - 21:00
Informal barbecue in the garden at NIBIO Landvik
Wednesday 19 June: Field Day
Opening by Håkon Borch, leader of NIBIO’s department for Urban Greening and Environmental Engineering
Overview of recently finished and ongoing turfgrass research projects, with emphasis on turfgrass species, varieties and seed mixtures
Trygve S. Aamlid, NIBIO
Fertilization with P, K, Mg, Ca and S in relation to soil analyses and turfgrass stresses: A critical examination on MLSN thresholds.
Doug Soldat, University of Wisconsin.
Coffee / refreshments
Sustainable phosphorus nutrition of turf: The SUSPHOS project
Anne Falk Øgaard and Trygve S. Aamlid, NIBIO
Turfgrass wear tolerance and the role of nitrogen.
Doug Soldat, University of Wisconsin
Field walk to experiments.
- SCANGREEN: Newly seeded plots with varieties and seed mixtures greens.
- SCANTURF: Nordic variety testing of lawn grasses with and without wear, started 2017 and 2019
- SUSPHOS: Soils analyses and other criteria for P fertilization on golf greens
- TURF-CLEANER: Using to turfgrass areas to clean up organic and inorganic pollutants from surrounding areas
- Amino-acid based fertilizers for turf
- Additives for reduced fungicide use on golf greens
- BIODIV-ROUGH: Soil nutrient reduction to promote wild flower and pollinator diversity in golf course roughs.
Risks for surface runoff and leaching of fungicides from golf greens.
Trygve S. Aamlid, NIBIO
New diseases in Scandinavia with emphasis on Dollar spot. STERF project.
Tatsiana Espevig, NIBIO
STERF project continued: Cultural control of Dollar spot.
Karin Norman, Asbjørn Nyholt AS
Knowledge gaps and research needs 2019-2022: Results from a STERF survey spring 2019:
Pål Melbye, Norwegian Golf Federation
Discussion & wrap up.
Travel and Accommodation
Local airport: Kristiansand airport, Kjevik (Bus connection to Grimstad, 45 minutes)
Scandic Hotel Grimstad;
Single room NOK 1120,- pr. night
Double room NOK 1320,- pr. night
40 rooms are prebooked until 29th of May. You make the booking directly with the hotel.
Scandic Grimstad phone:+47 37250800
Refer to booking code:NIB190619. The price includes breakfast.
Offers budget flats and cabins.