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Texas' Turfgrass Ecology & Management Short Course Now Registering for 2010

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The five-day program provides information to new and experienced turfgrass managers.

| November 18, 2009

The 6th annual Turfgrass Ecology & Management Short Course is scheduled for Feb. 1-5, 2010 in College Station, Texas.

The program, sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension and the Department of Soil & Crop Services, provides basic and practical information to new professional turfgrass managers and provides experienced managers the opportunity to review and update their knowledge.

Twelve Texas A&M University faculty will address industry issues, problems and opportunities in 36 contact hours of instruction.

Topics include:
•Turfgrass Growth and Development
•Turfgrass Identification
•Soils: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties
•Modifying Soils - Amendments
•Grass Adaptation, Selection, and Use
•Seed, Sod, and Spring Establishment
•Water Management, Quality, and Conservation
•Mowing Management
•Common Calculations
•Nutrient Management & Fertilizer Programs
•Cultivation, Topdressing, and Thatch
•Winter Overseeding
•Pesticide Laws, Regulations, and Safety
•Integrated Pest Management
•Turfgrass Weed, Disease, and Insect Management
•Environmental Issues
•Industry Issues
•Turf Stress Management
•Practical Problem-solving

The five-day course is $625 and includes “Turfgrasses: Their Management and Use in the Southern Zone” as the text, a notebook full of reference material, certificate of completion, and four lunches with morning and afternoon refreshments.

On-site check-in begins Feb. 1, 2010 at 8:15 a.m. at the College Station Conference Center.

Registration deadline is Jan. 15, 2010. Early registration is encouraged – enrollment is limited. Visit http://agrilifeevents.tamu.edu to register, or call 979-845-2604 for more information.
 

 

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