Jeff Derr and Virginia Beach Mayor Dyer

Virginia Tech in conjunction with the Virginia Turfgrass Council will be hosting a turf field day on June 22, 2023 at the research station in Virginia Beach. Pesticide recertification credits will also be available for categories 3A, 3B, 5A, 6, 8, 10, and 60. For additional information on the tour contact Jeffrey Derr, Virginia Tech, at 757/363-3912, email, or for preregistration information Tom Tracy, VTC, at 757/464-1004, email

Preregistration information can be found at the events page of the VTC website . Please preregister so we have an accurate count for lunch.

Preregistration is required for lunch and for the Pesticide Recertification class.


  • 7:30 am – 8:00 am: Registration for Pesticide Recertification Class and Tour
  • 8:00 am - noon: Field Tour of Turf Plots and Pesticide Recertification
  • Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: - Pesticide Recertification Class resumes

The trials will be informative for golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, lawn care professionals, landscapers, parks and recreation employees, extension personnel, and others in the turf industry.

Turf trials that will be shown include:

  • Preemergence and postemergence control of grasses, sedges, and broadleaf weeds
  • Insect management
  • Variety trials for tall fescue, St. Augustine, zoysia, low maintenance areas
  • Drought tolerance in turfgrass cultivars
  • Pollinator garden

Cost (includes lunch):

VTC Members: All Events Free

Nonmembers – $25.00 for the tour or $60 for the day. Join and VTC and attend for $85.00

Preregister at this website: