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.
•Turfgrass Growth and Development
•Soils: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties
•Modifying Soils - Amendments
•Grass Adaptation, Selection, and Use
•Seed, Sod, and Spring Establishment
•Water Management, Quality, and Conservation
•Nutrient Management & Fertilizer Programs
•Cultivation, Topdressing, and Thatch
•Pesticide Laws, Regulations, and Safety
•Integrated Pest Management
•Turfgrass Weed, Disease, and Insect Management
•Turf Stress Management
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.