Hammond Station To Host First Landscape Horticulture Field Day June 29

Regina P. Bracy, Morgan, Johnny W.  |  6/17/2006 12:19:11 AM

News Release Distributed 06/16/06

The LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station will hold a Landscape Horticulture Field Day June 29.

Dr. Regina Bracy, LSU AgCenter professor and resident coordinator at the research station, says the June 29 event, which kicks off at 5 p.m., will be the first field day of its kind to be held at the station.

"In the past, we have been known more for our strawberry and vegetable research, so this field day will show off some of the new areas of research we are working in," Bracy said.

Bracy explained the June 29 field day will be an opportunity for LSU AgCenter researchers at the station and extension agents from the area to show off some of the work that’s being conducted regarding landscape horticulture.

Although the field day is open to the public, Bracy said the topics being discussed are intended primarily for landscape contracting and maintenance professionals.

Among the topics to be covered are fertilizer effects on herbaceous perennials, herbicides for nutsedge control in landscape beds, details on a vinca disease study, fungicides for daylily rust control and cultivar trials of caladiums and other perennials and annuals.

Bracy also said there will be exhibits of grounds maintenance equipment – including various types of spreaders, lawn sprayers, landscape bed shapers, hover mowers and quick hitches for compact tractors.

For more information about the landscape horticulture field day, contact the Hammond Research Station at (985) 543-4125. The station is located approximately 6 miles east of Hammond on Louisiana Hwy. 1067 – otherwise known as the Old Covington Highway.

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Contact: Regina Bracy at (985) 543-4125 or rbracy@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Johnny Morgan at (225) 281-0814 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu

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