Irrigation Conference ..... Role of Microbes in your Landscape
Speaker: Dr. Joey Young, Plant & Soil Science @ Texas Tech

Irrigation Conference: Water Conserving Landscape Design & Management

Thursday, August 5  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Water accessibility in prolonged droughts across Texas strain water supplies and require greater urban landscape water conservation practices. Proper plant selection and placement are critical when designing or renovating urban landscapes. Once planted, there are more efficient means to apply irrigation and ensure adequate growth of landscape plants throughout urban locations in Texas.

New Research Alert! What Lies Beneath -- Understanding the Role of Microbes in your Landscape

Thursday, August 5  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM .... CEU: TNLA 1, ISA 1

Recent research from Texas Tech University quantified soil microbial populations from urban turfgrass landscapes in Lubbock, TX. Turfgrass lawns accumulated greater microbial populations with age, but they experienced a shift to higher bacterial populations with age. Management practices may facilitate this transition, but differing management practices implemented in lawn management did not seem to affect microbial population growth. CEUs Available: TNLA, ISA, SAF

Dr. Joey Young,

Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science; Plant & Soil Science

Dr. Young served as a graduate research assistant in the department of horticulture at the University of Arkansas, and at Mississippi State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. His turfgrass management experience includes a variety of duties at the University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, and an internship with the United States golf Association in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Young received his bachelor's degree in agronomy with an emphasis in golf course and sports turf management and his master's degree in plant pathology from Mississippi State University. His doctorate in turfgrass science is from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the Crop Science Society of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and the American Phytopathological Society.

Research -- Dr. Young is particularly interested in continuing his research efforts on water quantity and quality issues related to all turf management. Weed control is another challenge facing turf managers in this region, so determining management or chemical control options will be a high priority, he said. “My research background involves both turfgrass pathology and physiology, so combining the knowledge I've gained, I'd like to help turf managers maintain the healthiest turf possible in a tough environment through best practices,” Young said

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.  
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was one of the original colleges when Texas Tech opened in 1925. Today, there are 6 departments which offer 14 bachelors, 20 masters and 8 doctoral degrees, and the International Textile Center. For more information, visit Undergraduate Programs and Graduate Programs or go directly to the departments listed below.

CASNR builds leaders in and out of the classroom. The State and Federal Internship Program and many industry internships provide students with hands-on experience in legislative and commercial environments. More than twenty clubs, organizations and judging teams in CASNR offer chances to meet other students who have similar interests, compete in interscholastic contest, and gain leadership experience.

Address:     PO Box 42123 Lubbock, TX 79409-2123
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Phone:    (806) 742-2808   FAX:  (806) 742-2836


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