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Organic Turfgrass Management

Course Code: AT0410CA17

Organic Turf Management

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Date & Time

January 19, 2017
8:30am - 3:15pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)


Any successful organic turf management program must rely on sound, science-based turfgrass management principles and practices. This full-day program, led by Dr. James Murphy, Extension Specialist in Turf Management, and Bradley S. Park, Sports Turf Education and Research Coordinator, will introduce you to the science underlying a proper long-term organic turf program.

Topics include:

  • A Discussion on the Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate
  • Organic Management: Theory and History
  • Organic Turf Management versus IPM
  • Soil Health Management
  • Selecting Proper Plant Species
  • Use of Non-synthetic Fungicides for Disease Control
  • Cultural Management Techniques
  • Weed Control Strategies
  • Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Strategies
  • Organic Turf Care in Practice

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a a required course for the Rutgers Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate program.


Pesticide Credits

3 units in 1A and PP2
8 units in 3B
9 units in 13

5 credits in PC, 7, 18 and 23

4.0 credits in 3A and 3B

8 credits in 3C

2 contact hours

DE: This course will be submitted for approved pesticide credits upon completion of the program if requested by attendees.

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
5.75 hours

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
3 Technical, 3 Management

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) Credits

NJ Certified Fertilizer Applicator Credits
3 credits

Rutgers CEUs

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

Early Registration Fee $195.00 Register on or before January 5, 2017 and save!
Registration Fee $210.00 After January 5, 2017
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and 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.

Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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).

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Organic Turfgrass Management" or Course Code AT0410) 
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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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