Cobalt™ Hybrid St. Augustine is being released into Florida through a joint release by the Turf Producers of Florida and Sod Solutions. Developed by Texas A&M University, Cobalt will redefine what it means to be a drought-tolerant St. Augustinegrass. With a strong built-in drought response, this grass also features resistance to disease pressure, displays outstanding visual quality and exhibits improved winter hardiness.
During the Cobalt Field Day you will hear from its breeder, Dr. Ambika Chandra and meet with two sod producers who have grown Cobalt in Florida. Both fields were sprigged in October of 2021 while one is on sand and another on muck.
Prospective sod producers that are interested in learning more about Cobalt Hybrid St. Augustine should attend the Cobalt Field Day on October 6, 2022, the day after the Citra Field Day.
Oct. 6 Schedule:
8:30 – 9:00 am: Gather at Lomax Harrelle Pavilion (5000 W Canal Street N., Belle Glade, FL 33430)
9:00 – 9:05 am: Introductions: Christian Broucqsault
9:05 – 9:20 am: Turf Research Florida Presentation – Dr. Kevin Kenworthy
9:20 – 10:00 am: Cobalt Presentation – Dr. Ambika Chandra
10:00 – 10:20 am: Drive to King Ranch Cobalt Fields (93091 E Canal St S., Belle Glade, FL 33430)
10:20 – 11:00 am: King Ranch Field Tour of Cobalt Field
1:00 – 1:40 pm: Optional 2nd Field Tour of Cobalt at Willaway Sod (30395 NW 72nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972)
If you need to secure a hotel room the night before, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clewiston and Hampton Inn Okeechobee – Lake Okeechobee are two nearby hotels with reasonable rates.
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