Freedom Lawns USA conducted their annual Turfgrass and Plant care workshop on September 26, 2019. The event was held along the beautiful beachfront in Surf City, NC at the Surf City Welcome Center.
A star filled lineup of speakers presented valuable information to our franchise owners and their employees. Matt Martin Extensions Turfgrass Specialist, NC State University discussed some of the latest research and products in the lawn care industry. Horticulture extension coordinator Susan Brown gave us insight into the some of the more common insect and disease issues that were problematic during the recent growing season. Dr Susana Milla-Lewis, NC State University gave a fascinating insight on the Turfgrass Breeding and Genetic engineering of new Turf varieties and cultivars being worked on at the University. Lee Butler, Coordinator of the NC State University diagnostic lab and extension plant pathology Department, explained the process that takes place in diagnosing various diseases and plant parasitic nematodes.
Freedom Lawns USA’s CEO and Founder Mark A. Tamn gave the group some good information on steps for diagnosing lawn and plant care problems and making sound agronomic decisions in the field.
The group also enjoyed a tasty lunch at Daddy Mac’s Beachfront Restaurant compliments of the Freedom Lawns Corporate office following the workshop. The day was considered a great success by all who attended!