Best Practices, Exhibits and Educational Sessions for Landscape Professionals


Picture of Nastaran Basiri teaching a session at field day

The Green Industry Field Day is an annual event for landscape professionals, nursery growers and garden center operators with a wide range of relevant topics. Nastaran Basiri, a recent plant sciences Ph.D. graduate, is shown teaching a session at the 2018 Green Industry Field Day. Photo by A. Fulcher, courtesy UTIA. Download image​


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Landscape professionals, nursery growers and garden center operators should plan to attend the 2019 Tennessee Green Industry Field Day on June 25 in Knoxville. With a full day of informational sessions, attendees will learn from University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers and other professionals on a wide range of topics relating to landscaping, pest management and more. 

Morning sessions include guided tours of the UT Gardens with insect, disease and plant care experts, cool season turf care demonstrations and an update on nursery research from UT. In the afternoon experts will discuss management of invasive perennial weeds, stream management, emerging pests including the spotted lanternfly, and how to diversify tree species in the urban landscape. 

Morning sessions will be held in the UT Gardens and UT Nursery Research Facility, with afternoon sessions in the Brehm Animal Science Building. Brehm Animal Science will also house an exhibit hall featuring industry representatives.

Registration is $25 before June 14 and includes lunch. After June 14, registration is $30, with lunch offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch is sponsored by Living Earth with water and ice for the day sponsored by Holden Nursery. The registration form is available online at tiny.utk.edu/greenindustry. Pesticide certification holders in categories 3, 10 and 12 who attend all six sessions can earn six recertification credits.

The Green Industry Field Day is a collaboration between the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.  

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu​.

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Contacts:​

Amy Fulcher, UT Department of Plant Sciences, 865-974-7152, afulcher@utk.edu

Louree Walker, executive director, Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association, 931-473-3951, louree.tnla@gmail.com

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