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Irrigation Scheduling for Athletic Fields

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Course Code: AL0606CA17

Irrigation System Scheduling Training

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Date & Time

February 27, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)


Water -- too much or too little can ruin your field.

This course is designed to provide you with a better understanding of how your sprinkler system irrigates your athletic fields so you can improve water usage and management.

You'll learn:

  • how much water your system applies each hour of operation
  • why some zones apply water at a faster rate than others
  • how much water you should apply
  • how frequently you should irrigate your fields

Finally, Instructor Bob Dobson will teach you about new technologies that can aid you in the management and operation of your athletic field irrigation systems.

You'll leave class with the knowledge you need to eliminate water waste, reduce costs and maximize the benefits to keep the athletic and sports fields you manage in top shape.


Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Points

National Irrigation Association Credits (National Board)
5.75 CEU's

Landscape Irrigation Association Licensing Board Credits (New Jersey Board)
6.0 CEC's (All Water)

Rutgers CEUs

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Meet Bob Dobson, Your Irrigation Systems Course Instructor
irrigation systems

Instructor Bob Dobson provides a hands-on demonstration in an irrigation systems class.

By attending this course, you will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of irrigation from a true expert! Bob Dobson is President of Middletown Sprinkler Co. in Port Monmouth, NJ, a full service irrigation firm that has been serving the northeast for over 40 years and specializes in water efficient landscape irrigation systems that promote healthy and vibrant landscapes while conserving water and reducing water costs. Bob is an Irrigation Association (IA) Certified Irrigation Designer for residential, commercial, and golf course irrigation systems and an IA Certified Irrigation Contractor.

A leading voice in the irrigation industry, Bob is a past president of the national Irrigation Association, the Irrigation Association of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Turfgrass Association. He is also a past chairman of the national Irrigation Association's Certification Board of Governors and has served on the IA's Board of Directors. He is a member of the New Jersey Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board.

Bob has been honored with the IA's Industry Achievement Award and the Irrigation Association of New Jersey's Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also recognized by the EPA with a WaterSense Excellence Award. He is the co-author of a book entitled Golf Course Irrigation: Environmental Design and Management Practices, which was published in 2003.

Read an article featuring irrigation instructor Bob Dobson from Turf Design Build Magazine!

Early Registration Fee $225.00 Register on or before February 13, 2017 and save!
Registration Fee $240.00 After February 13, 2017
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


If you are still interested in attending this program, please call 848-932-9271 (Press 2 for Registration).

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Irrigation Scheduling for Athletic Fields" or Course Code AL0606) 
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3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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