Experts from across the Southeast will share their knowledge Dec. 10-11 during the annual Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show at the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center in Duluth, Ga.

This year's institute includes educational workshops presented by some of the turf industry's top speakers. Leading companies will also be on hand at the institute trade show.

University of Georgia scientists will present workshops on:

Turfgrass weed management, integrated pest management for ornamentals and turfgrass, erosion and sediment control, field diagnosis and management of turfgrass diseases, pest management on athletic fields, transition herbicides for removing over-seeding, managing turfgrasses for maximum root growth, turfgrass wear and soil compaction, effects of drought on plant health, environmental impact of landscapes, and turfgrass management for Hispanic employees.

Scientists from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the University of Arkansas will share their expertise, too.

The institute trade show will have exhibits from more than 50 turf-related companies and associations, with silent auctions each day. Plus, there will be appearances by the Atlanta Falcon cheerleaders.

The cost to attend both days is $230 ($180 for Georgia Turfgrass Association members).

One-day fees are $190 ($140 GTA). The fee for the trade show and luncheon only, for either day, is $25 ($20 GTA).

For more on the Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show, or to register, call (800) 687-6949. Or e-mail the GTA office at gta@turfgrass.org.

GTA presents the institute in cooperation with UGA and 11 turf-related associations.